Regional Training for Trainers on Intercultural Citizenship Education in the Euro-Mediterranean Region (25-31 MARCH 2017)

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The Anna Lindh Foundation is organising a Regional Training for Trainers on Intercultural Citizenship Education in the Euro-Mediterranean region

The training is addressed to educators in the formal and non-formal education sector.

The training will be based on the capacity building methodology on intercultural dialogue developed by a team of experts coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation using as main educational reference the Anna Lindh Foundation Education Handbook on Intercultural Citizenship in the Euro-Med region and including the presentation of intercultural citizenship education concepts, interactive learning and testing activities on the competences and notions presented and exchange of educational practices among the participants.

The training will be carried out in English and French for 5 days, scheduled tentatively from 25 to 31 March (including traveling dates) in Malta. Following the face-to-face training educators should commit to organise educational activities in their respective communities and will be accompanied in this process through a mentorship scheme.

BACKGROUND
This training is part of the Anna Lindh Foundation Intercultural Learning Programme. The programme is the fruit of a consultative and participatory process which started in 2010 with the ALF main partners, educators and experts in the field of education. Those stakeholders concurred on the need to conceive a regional education programme to accompany the ongoing changes witnessed in the region in order to prepare the people of the region to live and be active within multi-cultural societies.
On the basis of their main recommendations, the ALF identified the production of a Handbook for educators as the first priority to support the action of people on the ground and as a tool for policy orientation. Following a series of  expert meetings and conventions, the ALF coordinated the development of the ALF Education Handbook on Intercultural Citizenship Education in the Euro-Mediterranean Region.
The Handbook is conceived as a tool to provide knowledge and skills for teaching and learning about values of dialogue, pluralism, respect, social participation and social cohesion which can enhance the role of the “EuroMed Intercultural Citizen” as an agent of change within multi-cultural societies.
The Handbook provides an overview about key concepts related to intercultural citizenship education with a clear focus on the Euro-Mediterranean region and presents case stories and concrete activities to be developed in the formal and non-formal education sectors.
On the basis of this resource, the ALF is putting in place a capacity-building programme on Intercultural Citizenship Education for the creation of a pool of multipliers trained in the use of the Anna Lindh Foundation Education Handbook on Intercultural Citizenship and committed to the organization of educational activities and dissemination of the resource.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
With the present Call, the ALF aims at identifying 30 educators to attend the Training for Trainers programmes.
The participants will be selected on the basis of the following criteria,:   being an educator  Work in the formal  or non-formal education sectors, and  work with young people, and  are able to organise, deliver and evaluate training for other groups, and   are familiar with non-formal education pedagogical approaches.

Additionally, participants should:  have developed projects for intercultural citizenship education, or have been involved in projects for intercultural citizenship education, and  have worked on issues related to intercultural citizenship education (e.g. diversity, identify, citizenship, active participation, intercultural dialogue, etc.) and  present their proposal to organise educational activities in 2017 in their country as part of the training follow-up
Based on the relevance and quality of applications, the ALF will try to ensure the selection of representatives from different countries of the region with a tentative ratio of 10 Southern Mediterranean and 20 European participants and with gender balance.

LANGUAGE
The training will be conducted in two parallel tracks: one in English and one in French. Interpretation will be applied for the introductory parts of the sessions in case of joint sessions involving Francophone and Anglophone groups.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Educators in the formal and non-formal education sectors in the Regional Training for Trainers on Intercultural Citizenship Education In the Euro-Mediterranean Region should fill in the below application and send it back by mail via the ALF Heads of Network Institution to the following email address basem.mahmoud@bibalex.org;with copy to eleonora.insalaco@bibalex.org; christine.rizkallah@bibalex.org before 15 January 2017.
Selected participants will be notified by beginning of February 2017 and their travel and accommodation arranged by the Anna Lindh Foundation (provisional arrival date foreseen on 25 March 2017 and departure date on 31 March).

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