6th Training Course for Youth Leaders of the African Diaspora Living in Europe Training of Trainers, Nairobi Kenya (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 12th October 2015.

6th Training Course for Youth Leaders of the African Diaspora Living in Europe Training of Trainers.

Within the framework of the Africa-Europe Youth Co-operation above mentioned and encouraged by the success and demand of the previous training courses (Almada- Portugal- in 2009, in Praia/São Francisco – Cape Verde in 2010),Braga/Portugal in 2012, Hammamet, Tunisia in 2013 and Mollina in 2014) and of the thematic Seminar on the African Youth Diaspora and the Millennium Development Goals (held in Spain in 2011), the North- South Centre of the Council of Europe will continue to invest in organising a capacity-building activity for youth organisations from the African Youth Diaspora living in Europe.
The sixth Training Course will be organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe (ADYNE). The Course will be organised in the framework of the 7th African University on Youth and Development, from the 8th to the 15th November 2015.

At the political level the Diaspora is considered by the African Union as the 6th region of Africa and the 6th building block of the African Union. These groups are also important actors for youth co-operation and represent for the hosting societies an immense richness in terms of human resources, intercultural opportunities and possibilities for relationship with the origin societies. The Youth organisations and youth groups from the African Diaspora living in Europe are fundamental actors for the Youth Co-operation.

In this occasion the training course for the African Diaspora Youth living in Europe will be “Training”. As such, the training course has two main aims:

  • To empower young people to further support the practice of Global Education (GE) based on NSC GE methodology and programme (Global Education Guidelines and online training courses), as well as;
  • To develop competences of participants that are actively involved in organizations of African Diaspora Youth Living in Europe and contribute to a network of qualified trainers in this field.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The participants in this course are trainers of youth organisations and youth groups of African origin living in Europe and/or working/interested to work directly with African Diaspora youth.
  • The course is open for residents of all member-states of the Council of Europe.

Concerning participants and their profile:

  •  Should be from African origin or working/interested to work directly with the African diaspora youth community, playing an active role within a youth organisation, network or service at local, national or regional level, and plan to continue this work in the near future;
  • Aged between 18 and 30;
  • Have already some qualification or experience in terms of international youth work and proving training;
  • Be committed to attend the full duration of the course and be supported by a youth organisation or service;
  • Be able to present the context of their work, their way of tackling problems, the challenges they meet and identify;
  • Be able to work and communicate in English.
  • The selection process will take into consideration organisational, gender and geographical balance.

Training Methodology

  • The training course will be a residential programme of 6 days, and it will be held in Nairobi (Kenya), from the 8th November 2015 (arrival day) to the 15th November 2015 (departure day).
  • The pedagogical team of the course will be composed of 3/4 experienced trainers in Euro-African co-operation and project/organisational management.
  • The pedagogical team will be responsible to further design and implement the methodology of the course. Invited guests and experts will provide proposals for reflection in a process based on global education and participant-centred methodologies.
  • The training methodology is based on a number of successful experiences of training for youth workers and youth leaders developed by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.
  • The programme will include a variety of educational methods such as: thematic and political inputs and discussions, new technologies, reference documents, simulation exercises, group dynamics, interactive role plays, good practices sharing, etc.
  • The course will gather youth from, working with or interested to work with the African Diaspora active in youth organisations in the hosting societies or leading African Diaspora youth groups and movements.

Logistics:

  • The North-South Centre will do its best to fully cover the international travel costs of all the participants. Selected participants will receive an invitation to participate from the North-South Centre in which the conditions for travel reimbursement will be outlined.
  • Local transfers from Nairobi International Airport will be organised by the partners of the 7th African University on Youth and Development.
  • Board and lodging will be assured by the organisers for the entire duration of the course (including breakfast, lunch, dinner and two daily coffee-breaks).
  • Participants will be accommodated in double/triple rooms.
  • It is expected that participants/background organisation support the expenses related with local transports in the home country and transit and visa charges.

Application Process:

  • All candidates fulfilling the criteria and interested to participate should send the enclosed application form to nsc.africaeurope-youthsummit@coe.int by the 12th October 2015.
  • A recommendation letter from the organisation clearly stating the added value and possible follow-up of the participation of the applicant in the training course should be sent (scan version) in the same email of the application form. This letter should be signed and stamped.
  • The application form and recommendation letter are necessary to consider the application eligible.
  • All applicants should receive a confirmation email of reception of documents within 5 working days after the deadline. If you do not receive it please contact us.
  • The selection results will be announced by 16th October 2015.

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