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Nature 101 - Training Course

Time: 9 October - 17 October 2019

City: Chaves, Portugal

Main organizers: Inspira! Youth Association (Portugal)

Financing: The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Description of the training course:

Nature 101 is a European training course focused on promoting the use of nature as a tool for all kind of educational purposes. From recreational and pedagogic activities for youngsters to education of adults and inclusion of social minorities, we believe nature can be a healthy background for the implementation of impactful sessions and activities. During 9 days, youth workers from countries all around Europe will join in the town of Chaves, in the Northern hill region of Portugal, a rural and isolated area of the country.

With the support of two qualified trainers, you will share methods, knowledge, experiences and the reality of the nature in different countries and communities. You will learn the basics about nature and ecology, how to use environmental and experimental education on their target groups and how to adapt those techniques to work with young people. You will work in groups, create games and activities and practice those new methods on local young people from Chaves. You will join their efforts and all the new acquired tools to develop a guidance brochure for all future environmental education in the youth work field.

Conditions of Participation:

  • Accommodation and food are covered by the project budget.

  • Participants will stay in a local hotel just 800m away from the city centre (2 people per room)

  • If selected for the project, in order to participate you’ll have to pay Framtidståget membership fee (50kr if you are under 25 and 100 kr if you are older than 25). Of course, this doesn’t apply if you are already a member.

  • Travel costs are reimbursed (up to 360 EUR), which means that participants are asked to buy their own tickets and then get reimbursement via bank transfer after the end of the project upon receipt of original copies of their travel documentation.

    If you are unable to pay for your own tickets, please contact Framtidståget and we will assist you in that.

Deadline for applying: 19 August

How to participate: Fill in the application form under this link

Participants’ profile:

  • 18+.

  • You live in Sweden.

  • You are professionally or voluntarily engaged in working with young people or you are a youth leader;

  • You are able to communicate in English (The official language of the youth exchange will be English).

If you have any questions, please contact:

Yuliya - Project Manager

Föreningen Framtidståget

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