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1 5th Global Education and Youth Training Course for youth multipliers Within the 17 th University on Youth and Development CEULAJ, Mollina (Spain) September 2016 CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS Deadline for applications: 14 th AUGUST Youth Co-operation and Global Education at the North-South Centre The European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, more commonly known as the North-South Centre, was established with the purpose of promoting dialogue between North and South, fostering solidarity and raising awareness of global interdependence. Its objective is to empower civil society, in particular youth and women, through intercultural dialogue and global education (GE) to play an active role in member States and neighbouring regions. The objective of the Youth Co-operation strand of the activities of the NSC is to promote youth participation through training and capacity building courses aimed at young people and youth organisations to promote their understanding of Global Development Education (GDE) issues and facilitate their participation in decision and policy making processes at all levels of governance. This work is developed in close co-operation with youth-led and youth serving organisations, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, the EU-CoE youth partnership and other relevant institutions working in the youth field. In the context of a rapidly rising global youth population, 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 and development is a demographic and democratic imperative. In this sense, GDE advocates for a rights-based approach of development and change. The right to participate in development and in policy-making at all levels and for all people is an important aspect of this. Youth participation is at the same time a pre-condition and an objective for the change the NSC seeks to promote. The concept of Global Education (GE) has been promoted by the NSC for an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach in all aspects of interdependence based on active and participative methods. The GE

2 strand of the activities of the North-South Centre promotes, improves and intensifies this type of education in CoE member States as well as on a global level by: involving stakeholders in promoting principles and concepts of GDE in policy-making and curriculum development by dialogue and networking; providing educators and youth multipliers with training opportunities so that they gain competences and tools to promote and disseminate principles of GDE to students and young people; disseminating good education practices and methodologies, thereby equipping educators with relevant tools to increase commitment of students and young people to global interdependence such as the Global Education Guidelines (GEG); and raising knowledge and understanding of GDE issues among students, young people and general public. With the objectives in mind, the NSC acknowledges that youth organisations have the expertise, pedagogical approach and capacity to reach out to and raise awareness among young people in their communities. Youth organisations are unique knowledge producers and education providers, in formal, non-formal and informal settings. The NSC activities respond to this reality and youth co-operation and GE are tied together through a complementary series of e-learning and residential training courses to promote the human rights, intercultural and democratic citizenship dimensions of GE targeting educators, policy-makers, youth leaders and youth activists in the framework of the ilegend 1 project between the European Commission and the Council of Europe. These courses represent a part of the wider set of activities encompassed in the annual University on Youth and Development, which takes place during eight days in September at the CEULAJ (Euro-Latin-American Youth Centre), in Mollina (Spain), and in its sister universities. Each of these Universities bring together hundreds of youth representatives from all over the world to learn, discuss, exchange experiences and reinforce the role of youth as actors in local, national and global development. The North-South Centre acts as the facilitator of the Network of Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship and as the focal point between the numerous partners involved. 2. Background of the 17 th University on Youth and Development and the Network of Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship The University on Youth and Development (UYD) The UYD is an activity organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with the Spanish Government (INJUVE), the European Youth Forum (YFJ), the Spanish Youth Council (CJE), the Latin American and Caribbean Youth Forum (FLACJ) and other international youth organisations and youth serving organisations 2. The University is the oldest sister in the Network of Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship, facilitated by the NSC in partnership with other relevant stakeholders who aim at providing an exceptional space for young people and youth organisations around the world to meet, debate, build their capacities and cooperate on youth policy related issues. 1 Intercultural Learning Exchange through Global Education, Networking and Dialogue 2 For more information about the previous edition check the report of the 15th UYD:

3 Since its first edition in 2000, the University takes place once a year bringing together representatives of youth organisations and youth movements from all over the world who gather in CEULAJ to discuss, train and be trained as well as to take political action around the main issues on the global agenda. Every year the UYD integrates in its programme the annual topic of the Network of Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship. In 2016 (18-25 September), the University on Youth and Development will celebrate its 17th edition, under the joint theme: Connecting identities. The specific objectives of the UYD are: - to promote youth work development and youth participation as well as political mainstreaming of youth related issues and youth policy development; - to encourage participation of young people in decision and policy making by promoting their involvement and interaction in quadrilogue 3 initiatives; - to provide training and capacity-building for young people and youth organisations; - to foster youth co-operation and Global Youth Work; and - to promote human rights, intercultural dialogue and democratic citizenship as essential dimensions of Global Education. 16 th University on Youth and Development (Mollina, Spain 2015) The Network of Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship The Network, created in 2011, includes the University on Youth and Development (Spain), the University of Citizenship Participation (Uruguay), the African University on Youth and Development (Cabo Verde and Kenya) and the Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship (Tunisia). 3 The "quadrilogue" is a unique North-South Centre concept coined to explain a partnership which brings together representatives of governments, national parliaments, local and regional authorities and civil society to ensure good governance of the Centre representative of all the relevant stakeholders. This system helps build bridges between political actors with different approaches, viewpoints and priorities, generating constructive synergies and offering a platform for structured dialogue and exchange of experience and good practice

4 The educational model developed in these Universities has been enhanced by its various partners and largely inspired by the Global Education Guidelines, systematized by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and by the new framework provided by the Council of Europe Recommendation on Education for Global Interdependence and Solidarity. Committed to further strengthen the interregional and global youth co-operation and the impacts of its activities, the partners engaged in this network to develop a coherent and coordinated system for the Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship. The establishment of this Network is expected to bring added value to the political support and funding of the Universities as well as to strengthen the impact of the work of the Universities and their partners in youth development. 3. The 5 th Global Education and Youth Training Course for youth multipliers The 5 th Global Education and Youth Training Course for youth multipliers is one of the activities being held in the 17 th University on Youth and Development. The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe together with the partners of the Network of Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship will organise this training course that will gather around 20 participants from all over the world. The training course has two main aims: - to empower young people to further support the practice of GDE based on NSC GE methodology; as well as, - to provide youth multipliers with a series of competences and tools to promote and disseminate principles of GDE to other young people. The specific objectives of the course are: - to understand the skills, values and knowledge behind the concept of GDE; - to strengthen, revitalise and underline global interdependence by promoting the post-2015 agenda and contributing to processes of democratic consolidation through support of youth civil society organisations; - to facilitate the development of specific training and facilitation competences and transfer of knowledge in educational methodologies for the development of multilateral youth activities that promote peaceful and inclusive societies; - to contribute to a database/network of young trainers/multipliers on GDE that will support inclusive and equitable quality education; - to contribute to the NSC GE Online Resource Centre facilitating the sharing and dissemination of tools and practices to strengthen GDE. The final programme elements will be defined by the pedagogical team, having into consideration the overall aims and the profile of participants. The programme will tackle issues such as the conceptual and methodological approach of GE, systematisation of experiences and the different dimensions (pedagogical, logistical, political and financial aspects) that should be considered when designing, organising, implementing, empowering and sustaining a multilateral youth activity such as the Universities of Youth and Global Citizenship. It will provide participants with a variety of educational methods such as: thematic, methodological and political inputs and discussions, new technologies, guides and reference documents and education manuals, simulation exercises, facilitation techniques, group s dynamics, interactive role plays, examples of good practices, etc.

5 Moreover, the training will also tackle the 2016 joint theme of the University (Connecting identities) and participants will be invited to take an active role in this UYD edition. 3 rd Global Education and Training of Trainers Mollina (Spain) Training Methodology 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. It will also benefit from the knowledge of some of the best trainers and youth workers in the fields of youth co-operation and Global Education. The team of experienced trainers from Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean Region and Latin America will be responsible for further designing and implementing the methodology of the course. Invited guests and experts will provide proposals for reflection in a process based on Global Education methodology. The course is a week-long programme using a variety of educational methods. The use of experiential methods and workshops will strengthen the practical side of the course. Prior and/or after the residential training course participants will be highly encouraged to apply and participate in any of the e-learning training courses of the NSC to further improve their knowledge on human rights, intercultural dialogue and/or democratic citizenship. 5. Educational Team The educational team for this course is composed by 4-5 trainers coming from different regions (Europe, Latin America, Africa and Southern Mediterranean). The team will be composed having into consideration the complementarity of profiles, their experience in the Universities, the competences related with Global Youth Work development and Global Education. It should be expected that the trainers team also reflect gender balance and the cultural, political and geographical diversity of the regions.

6 6. Working Languages The different sessions of the course will be in English. Applicants must be fluent in English and are requested to indicate their language level in the application form. The Global Education Guidelines, one of the background documents of the course, is available in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish and other languages. You can download it from NSC website. 7. Profile of Participants The participants in this training course are representatives of youth organisations. Nonetheless, we may consider applications from participants that are involved in projects or initiatives that have a multiplying effect with young people. Concerning participants and their profile: should be a key multiplier playing an active role within a youth organisation/platform or institution, and plan to continue this work in the near future; have background knowledge in terms of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and youth related issues; diverse social and geographical background (including disadvantaged and minority groups); aged between 18 and 30; have already some qualification or experience in terms of the Universities and/or international youth work and project work; be committed to attend the full duration of the course and be supported by one youth organisation/platform or institution; be able to work and communicate in English. The selection will be carried out by the North-South Centre and the pedagogical team, in consultation with the partners of the Network of the Universities. The selection process will seek gender and geographical balance and will assure representation of participants coming from different regions/universities. 15 th University on Youth and Development (2014)

7 8. Logistics The North-South Centre will do its best to issue a pre-paid ticket. In exceptional cases, participants might advance the booking of the international flight and reimbursement will be done fully or in an agreed amount. Please do not proceed with any booking until confirmation of selection and agreement regarding travel arrangements. Local transfers between Malaga Airport and Antequera-Santa Ana/Bobadilla train stations will be organised by the partners of the 17 th University on Youth and Development. Board and lodging will be assured in CEULAJ 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 costs. 9. Deadline for Applications All applicants fulfilling the criteria and interested in participating should send the application form to by the 14 th August 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 with 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 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 as from the 19 th August In the need of further clarifications, don t hesitate to contact us through the same address. Deadline for submission: 14 th August 2016 Applications sent after deadline will not be considered

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