Are you a young key multiplier playing an active role in a youth organisation, willing to gain skills to promote and disseminate principles of Global Development Education (GDE) to other young people? Do you want to develop intercultural competences to facilitate peer-learning processes with other young people?
Application Deadline: 28th July 2017
Eligible Countries: Council of Europe member states and the Southern Neighbourhood
To Be Taken At (Country): Malaga, Spain
About the Award: In the context of a rapidly rising youth population at global level, young people must be at the centre of the post-2015 vision for sustainable development. Ensuring the active participation of youth in issues of peace, security and development is a democratic and demographic imperative.
The concept of Global Education (GE) has been promoted by the NSC as an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach based on active and participative methods. The GE programme of the NSC brings together different stakeholders to
strengthen GDE through intercultural learning, dialogue and networking in Council of Europe member states and neighbouring regions.
Type: Short Courses/Training
Eligibility: Candidates will be considered for the selection phase on the basis of the following eligibility criteria to be fulfilled by the deadline for applications:
– be a citizen from one of the Council of Europe member states and the Southern Neighbourhood;
– be between 18 and 30 years old;
– be able to work and communicate fluently in English;
– be supported by one youth organisation/platform or institution.
Participants supported by European youth organizations/platforms or institutions with a diaspora dimension are highly encouraged to apply.
Selection Criteria: Candidates selected on the basis of the above eligibility criteria will then be evaluated according to the following selection criteria, which must be clearly specified in the candidate’s application form and recommendation letter:
– playing an active role within youth organisation/platform or institution, and plan to continue this work in the near future;
– having already some experience as trainers or in terms of international youth work and project work;
– having background knowledge in terms of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), intercultural dialogue and youth related issues;
– taking into consideration the organisation outreach and targeted beneficiaries.
The selection will be carried out by the North-South Centre and the pedagogical team. The selection process will seek gender and geographical balance and will assure representation of participants coming from different regions.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: The North-South Centre will issue pre-paid flight round-trip tickets from your country to Malaga. Arrivals are expected on 17th September and departures on 24th September. Transfers from and to the airport/train station in Malaga will be ensured by the organisers. It is expected that participants/background organisations support expenses related to local transport in the home country, as well as visa costs.
The board and lodging for the full duration of the training course is covered (accommodation and meals). Participants will be accommodated in double/triple rooms.
Duration of Program: 18th until 23rd September 2017
How to Apply: Applications for the course are open until 28th July 2017, through the submission of the online application form and a recommendation letter from the sending organisation to youth and globalisation.
Award Providers: Council of Europe
Important Notes: Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and that due to the large number of applications individual requests and follow up questions will not be addressed, unless considered as assistance to the application process