FACIS: FACilitation Skills for ISlanders Youth Workers – Kurassare, Sarema Island, Estonia

Training Course

21-28 October 2017 | Kurassare, Sarema Island, Estonia

This Training Course is for 30 participants from Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain.

FACIS: FACilitation Skills for ISlanders Youth Workers will take place in the Saaremaa Island, Estonia from 21st to 28th of October 2017 and is designed for 30 NGO youth workers from 11 European Islands that work in the youth field.

The Training Course FACIS: FACilitation Skills for ISlanders Youth Workers will take place in the Saaremaa Island, Estonia from 21st to 28th of October 2017 under the Erasmus+ program.

The training is designed for NGO youth workers from 11 European Islands that work in the youth field.

The main aim of this training is to strengthen the role of youth work and Non Formal Education in employability by training new 30 Facilitators in the field of Non Formal Education and Experiential Learning to empower their skills in the field of facilitation of group activities using also media tools and creative methods.

The main competence to be promoted during the training course “FACIS” is the individuals and also group ability to facilitate an creative workshop for a group in a given mind-set, and planning these activity working in an international group scenario and be able to turn ideas into action and manage this actions in a real situation.

During the training, the participants will take part in a number of activities where they will gain or increase their knowledge about the basic theory in facilitation and their own style as facilitators, sharing experiences and understanding the roles that will be established within the group dynamics. They will develop skills, attitudes and strategies that a facilitator needs when leading a group, and they will acquire resources and tools that will allow them to keep on working on their competences as facilitators in the future.

During the Training will be approached different methods offered by the European framework of Non Formal Education: Group Dynamics and team buildings, Learning by experience methods, Open Space Technology, Learning Circles, Role play Games, Outdoors Activities, Scenarios simulations, round tables and facilitation workshops.

Number/Partner: 2/3 persons per country/Island – residents from Islands of Estonia, Portugal, Cyprus, France, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Malta, Greece and Iceland.

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The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Program and travel costs are available according to the European Commission distance band calculator (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm) and values for KA1 youth workers mobility.
Travel cost reimbursement limits depend on starting point of the participant. For this reason, there might be changes in travel limits if starting point changes. Please check your distance please.

Taxi: Participants should use the cheapest means of transport (economy class plane tickets, 2nd class train tickets etc). Use of taxi is not allowed.

Private vehicle: Use of private vehicle or hired transport may only be used if agreed beforehand with organizers and it is highly justified (it is cheaper or it is the only way of transportation and receipts are provided).

Local transports: MTÜ ISLANDER will need 30 € for local transport from Tallinn to Kuressaare (town in Saaremaa) and back by private transfer. You need to arrive to TALLINN (airport).

Travel days: Participants are allowed to stay up to 3 days longer in Estonia if they want. Expenses with arrivals before or departures after the training dates cannot be cover by the Erasmus+ program or NGO Islander.

Cyprus (Nicosia) – 330€*3pax
Portugal Azores (Terceira Island) – 790€*2pax
Spain (Grand Canaria) – 790€*2pax
Greece (Lesvos Island) – 330€*2pax
Italy (Sardinia+ Sicily) – 330€*4pax
Ireland (Galway) – 330€*2pax
Iceland (Reykjavik) – 330€*3pax
France (Corsica, Ajacco) – 330€*2pax
Malta – 330€*2pax
Estonia (Saarema) – 0€*3pax

• Reimbursements will be done by bank transfer after the project ends, upon the presentation of full proofs of the travel expenses, original tickets, boarding passes and completing final evaluation.
• Participation fee: 50 EUR per person (to be paid in cash in the 1st day of the training).
• Arrival to Saaremaa Island: 20th of October | Departure from Saaremaa Island: 29th
of October
• Notes about travel dates and hours:
1) To reach the Island on 20th of October, please arrive in Tallinn by 16:00 and please book return flight on the 29th after 13:00. We have arranged private transfer to travel to Saaremaa.

All tickets must be confirmed with organizers before buying, otherwise the costs will not be reimbursed!

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Application deadline (24h CET): 31 July 2017.

Date of selection: 10 August 2017.

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