Apply for the International Youth Leadership Academy 7-14 September 2012 / February 2013
Youth rights, participation, citizenship and social responsibilityDeadline for Applications: 13 August 2012
The second ever international training programme of IYLA will take place on 7-14 September 2012. The training will be conducted based on the experience and knowledge of experts and trainers from UNICEF, Save the Children and Habitat. The main aim of this programme is to develop the capacity of local youth leaders and to support them to actively contribute to their own communities.
The training will be conducted in two phases. The first phase of the training aims to develop the capacity, skills and experience of the participants on human rights, youth and child rights and participation as well as more specifically on Child Abuse and Neglect, Violence against Children, Child Protection, Intercultural Dialogue, Conflict Resolution and Mediation. Therefore, this training will focus on theoretical learning combined with various case studies from Turkey and the participating countries. The participants will make an action plan to follow up the process till the second phase. During this process, the participants will be followed by the experts and supported with various materials that will enable them to get prepared for the second phase. In other words, the first training will be followed up by both a monitoring and mentoring process.
The second phase will consist of a Training of Trainers that will take place in February 2013. This ToT will provide knowledge, skills and practical guidelines to the participants, to enable them to multiply their impact by leading trainings and workshops in their own local cities or communities. At the end of the course, trainees will be expected to develop a detailed work plan for action in their respective countries/ provinces/communities. More information will be provided to the selected participants.
Aims and Objectives of the International Training Program
The International Training Program on Youth rights, participation, citizenship and social responsibility will have the following aims and objectives:
The first training includes the following non-formal education methods:
The second training will be conducted as a ToT and the methodology will be shared with the selected participants.
30 participants (20 international, 10 national) will be selected from countries in the Balkans, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus. Priority will be given to applications from Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey….) youth participants from other parts of the world are also encouraged, however, the priority will be given to the above mentioned countries Applicants should:
Training participants will be selected based on gender-equality.
The language of the program will be English. Participants should be proficient in English.
Young people interested in participating in the International Training Program must return the application form by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 August, 2012 at the latest.
Candidates will be informed by 17 August, 2012 whether they have been accepted, put on the waiting list or refused. Accepted candidates will receive the program documentation directly.
The 30 participants will be selected on the basis of the profile outlined above. During the selection process, criteria will be applied to ensure a balance between sexes, geographical regions, and the diversity of religions, cultures, organizations and experiences. Young people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The participant selection process will be based on a detailed application form, motivation letter, and recommendation from the organizations whom the young people will represent.
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