068. “The Power of Non Formal Education” – Training Course

068. “The Power of Non Formal Education” – Training Course

NR.: 068

DATA: 30.11.2022

TITOLO PROGETTO: The Power of Non Formal Education

RICHIESTA PROVENIENTE DA: Deya Tosheva and Dimka Radeva (Bulgaria)

TIPOLOGIA: Training course

ARGOMENTO: Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).



Activity date: 14-19 March 2023.
Venue place, venue country: Sofia, Bulgaria.
Summary: Why this Training Course? To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods. To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe. To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE. To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field. To explore meanings, roles and complementary of different educational dimensions (formal, non-formal, informal). To reconsider daily youth work practices.
Group size: 30 participants.
For participants from: Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries.
Target group: Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers.
Accessibility info:
This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.
Details: How it will be done? In order to have real impact, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring…The TC is not limited to the couple of days the participants spend together but starts before the actual encounter. Participants should therefore be well aware that they will be actively involved from the very beginning.
Pre-Training Immersion
Starting around 6 weeks before the training, through the “NFE News”, participants will receive weekly news which invites reflection on pedagogical issues and collect information / documentation. Participants are part of the building of this NFE News. Also a closed Facebook group will be created to promote interactions between participants before TC starts. Issues / topics tackled: perception / recognition of NFE in your country, methods you use/have used…
A Fundamental Flow during the Training
Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercises…). Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people. Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences. Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (“Power to the People – the People who are you” moments).
Participation fee none
Accommodation and food The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.
Travel reimbursement Your sending National Agency will cover your travel costs. The way countries reimburse the travel costs varies from country to country. If you are selected to participate in this training, the National Agency in your home country will contact you and tell you how the reimbursement is organised in your country. Ask your National Agency also about travel guidelines that are applicable in your country. You can also ask them about what kind of possible extra costs will be covered due to the pandemic situation (PCR tests, refundable airline tickets, etc.).
Working language: English.

SCADENZA: 6 January 2023.