Tools to Open Our Leaders’ Skills — France

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Programme: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Dates: 19—28 April 2022

Venue: Varaignes, Dordogne region, France

National team size: 4

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Participating countries: France, Czech Republic, Romania, Italy, North Macedonia, Spain

Hosting organisation: Concordia Délégation Rhône-Alpes

Project description:

“Tools to Open Our Leaders’ Skills: Technical training for camp leaders”

Description:

This project aims to combine these two types of training in order to discuss the best practices of each partner and to increase the quality of youth projects through the training of leaders. Through this training, we want to give tools to professionals in contact with youth to develop youth citizenship and sense of belonging to the European community.

This training will bring together 30 people working in the field of youth (leaders, facilitators, educators, instructors, teachers …) from 6 sending organizations for 10 days.

They will be hosted by a Concordia partner at Château de Varaignes, in the Dordogne region. The place has meeting rooms, collective accommodations and a beautiful outside to put into practice the different workshops.

Concordia’s local partners, like the socio-educational structures, also organize collective activities with their young people, especially through small workcamps. In order to have quality projects that achieve their objectives, it is necessary to train
the leaders and the project managers, both on the management of an intercultural group and on the technical and manual part of projects.

Concordia’s experience in this area is to be valued because the association already organizes group life training and technical training in heritage restoration for its leaders.

Objectives
We wish more specifically:

  • To develop the skills of youth leaders and professionals on group management and restoration techniques for old buildings ;
  • To exchange the best practices of each organization and develop the already existing common culture within the Alliance network.

Methodology:

The training will be based on methods and tools of non-formal education, which will allow the participants to be in position of actor and animator, to intervene and to bring their experience as much as the trainers in order to stimulate an atmosphere of knowledge sharing and mutual enrichment.

Participants’ profile:
We are looking for future international workcamp leaders or youth workers (youth leaders, social workers, teachers…), who will lead youth projects related to the restoration and enhancement of heritage.

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