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PEACE BAG – Mainstreaming Peace Education in Youth Work: Training of Multipliers

Total Project Duration: May 2012 – January 2013
Residential Training: August 26 - September 2, 2012 (incl. travel days) Barcelona, Spain


PEACE BAG TOM 2012 is a training course that aims to build the training capacities and skills of young educators, trainers and multipliers on mainstreaming peace education and intercultural dialogue through non-formal learning methodologies.

The practical manual “Peace Bag for EuroMed Youth”, created by 18 youth organizations, will be the main resource material of the training.


The training will bring together 24 young educators, trainers and multipliers in a 3 phase project:
  • Phase I  (July 2 - July 30, 2012)
    ONLINE   pre-training review of training tools and self-assessment of key competences with course participants
  • Phase 2  (August 26 – September 2, 2012)
    8-days residential training course for multipliers and planning of Phase 3 in Barcelona, Spain
  • Phase 3  (September 3 – November 30, 2012)
    local implementation of the Peace Bag in the different countries, organized by the multipliers themselves

This training is open to youth educators/trainers/multipliers from the following countries: Algeria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tunisia.

We are looking for participants with the following profile:
• Proficient understanding of peace education and intercultural dialogue
• Interest in the EuroMed region, especially in youth related initiatives
• With previous experience /background in training in youth work (training courses, etc). A short background will be asked from the applicants
• Interest in collaborating with a growing network of youth organisations in the field of peace education and intercultural dialogue
• Proficiency in English (TC will be in English)
• Organisational affiliation is a plus. In particular, we encourage applications by candidates who are associated with youth organisations in the mentioned countries.


Responsibilities of Participants

Participants are expected to:
• Participate fully and actively during the 3 phases of the project:
    o Phase 1 - Pre-training activities: (July 2 – 30, 2012)
• Self-assessment of skills and competences
• Online discussions with other participants re the Peace Bag
• Use the online platform for communication (www.peacebag.org)
    o Phase 2 - Face to Face training (August 26 – September 2, 2012)
    o Phase 3 - Local adaptation of the Peace Bag (September 3 – November 30, 2012)
• Local adaptation activities in the home country
• Evaluate adapted activities/modules
• Post evaluation of locally adapted modules in the Peace Bag website
• Organise at least two (2) activities/workshops/training using the Peace Bag toolkit in their country after the training course (between September – November 2012)
• Integrate the course and toolkit “Peace Bag” into their organisation´s training portfolio
• Assist in the localization/enhancement of training materials, by updating those materials and adapting them to specific local conditions and requirements
• Contribute to the training costs by a participation fee of €50.00 and cover 30% of their own travelling expenses (with suggested travel budget/limits). 70% international travel grant will be covered by the European Commission´s Youth in Action Programme.


Reimbursement

Travel Costs: 70% of the total international travel expenses (the cheapest route possible only) will be reimbursed, thanks to the support of the Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission, and the Spanish National Agency. Participants will be reimbursed on the basis of the least expensive route between their places of residence. In order to be reimbursed, you are requested to present originals of all the receipts/invoices for travel as well as all the tickets and boarding passes. Electronic tickets will only be considered as acceptable on proof of payment and on presentation of the boarding pass for the outward journey

Visa Costs: A maximum of 50€ will be given to participants coming from MEDA countries to cover visa costs. 50€ will be reimbursed upon presentation of receipt. If the participant has to travel to get visa, the cost of the travel or agency fee can only be reimbursed if the participant has contacted the FCV in advance and it has been approved. Insurance for the visa WILL NOT be reimbursed.

Participation fee: A participation fee of 50 Euros/participant will be deducted from the amount reimbursed from the travel expenses.

Accommodation and meals: Accommodation and meals, including local transportation will be covered by the project.

Reimbursement takes place in Euros on the last day of the training course.

The participants should be present for the entire session. Participants attending less than 80% of the total duration of the training course will not be reimbursed.


Application Form

If you are interested, please fill out the online application form by March 30th, 2012. We look forward to receiving your application!

*IMPORTANT Applying to this training means that you have read the above terms and conditions regarding your participation.


In case you need further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact person:Meghann Villanueva
Address:Fundació Catalunya Voluntària
 Casa del Mar, Calle
 Albareda 1-13, 2nd floor
 08004 Barcelona, SPAIN
Phone:+34 934124493
Email:pau@catalunyavoluntaria.cat