Call for participants: Faker Fighters: Training for Trainers, February 22nd – March 3rd, Novi Sad (Serbia)

Deadline extended to Friday, January 25th
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Pool of Trainers

In 2019, JEF Europe is going to start its own Pool of Educators (or trainers) that will serve as a resource of the organisation for the implementation of educational activities. The Pool of educators each year will receive training on different topics and will have yearly meetings.

The “Rights and responsibilities” document of the pool of trainers will be presented and adopted by the Federal Committee in London and will be prepared by an expert group.

The first topics on which the pool of trainers will receive training on is combating fake news, media literacy and critical thinking. These topics will be covered by the activities of our work-plan that is funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

JEF Europe has the pleasure to open the call for participants for its first Training for Trainers which will be organised in Novi Sad, Serbia from February 22nd to March 3rd, 2019.

The interested participants based on their experience will have the chance to choose one of the two tracks:

  • Local educational activities

  • International educational activities

    After the successful participation in the course the future JEF Trainers will have the opportunity and practice their skills on local or regional activities.

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About the Training for trainers
This activity aims at developing a pool of facilitators/trainers in the field of media literacy / critical thinking education.

The specific objectives are to: 

  •  Develop the right set of skills, knowledge and attitude among 24 participants to enable them to deliver trainings and sessions in media literacy and critical thinking education in a non-formal education context.

  • Prepare the participants to organise local and regional activities on the topic (project management, coordination).

    This activity will take the form of a classic 8 days training of trainers activity organised in 2 paralell tracks (one for regional training courses, one for local events). The event will focus on interrelated skills of non-formal education, project management and of course media literacy and critical thinking education.

Profile of participants:

  • Interested in developing their educational competences

  • Able to fully participate on the training course (2027 February 2019) and interested to implement a follow up activity

  • Coming from one of the countries of the Council of Europe

  • Fluent in English

  • More than 18 years old

How will we work?
The methodological approach of the seminar will ensure that the principles of non-formal education are fully respected. This means that the participants will be offered possibilities to be fully engaged in planning and achieving their learning, through various experiential processes, small group work, expert inputs and open debates. Related to the inputs provided by external speakers, JEF Europe will ensure that the trainers who will come to address the participants with their expert input will be very experienced and able to engage youth in active and meaningful dialogue.

Application procedure

Who is eligible to apply: Young people aged 18-30 y.o who are citizens of one of the 47 members states of the Council of Europe + citizens of Belarus. Applications from non-eligible persons will not be taken in account.

Deadline extended to Friday, January 25th - Apply now
Successful applicants will be contacted by Monday, 28th (and on rolling bases).


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Practical Information

Participation fee: 50€
(5 scholarships of 50€ will be provided based on the quality of the response with the regard to the applicant’s motivation.)

The participation fee covers full board and lodging during the seminar (February 22nd – March 3rd).
Travel reimbursement: 80% of the travel costs (up to max. 150€)

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