In the frame of the renewed European Training Strategy of the Youth in Action programme, the development of a generic set of competences of trainers is one of the fields of action. This requires as a first step examining existing sources of information or mapping studies which highlight whether and how far ‘core’ or ‘essential competences’ are considered in training strategies and training of trainers. Another approach is how competences as such are understood in the training field and in particular in training of trainers through non-formal learning. Hence, based on existing sources of information the EU-CoE youth partnership wants to develop and propose a set of generic competences for trainers which would first be commonly agreed by the ETS Steering Group and later on be proposed to stakeholders in the youth training field for a test phase. The outcomes would also serve as further developing Youthpass.
And here your support is needed! The partnership is looking for inventories, studies, and mapping documents that analyse or provide an overview about one or some of the following issues:
• Competence profiles;
• The(ir) link(s) with formal education, non-formal and possibly informal learning training activities/courses;
• The path to define such list of competences and the possibly related adjustment/revision processes;
• If the given profiles and (set of) competences are based on self-assessment questionnaires or self-perception inventories, what is the approach, the process, etc.
The documents (studies, research, etc.) are to be sent to Gisele Evrard: Gisele@salto-youth.net by 20th of September 2011 at the very latest, if possible in Word format (if not, in PDF).
More information: http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int/youth-partnership/news/news_218.html