Introduction: TICTAC is a training course developed for voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders involved in international youth work. The programme started in 2013 with a series of workshops in key European cities. By bringing together representatives of youth organisations from different European countries, TICTAC aims to improving the participants’ networks and technical skills. The methodology is based on the concept of experiential learning thus it facilitates sharing among participants and learning from each other.
Objectives: Participants will develop competences in planning non-formal education and intercultural learning processes; they will learn strategies to promote youth participation in Europe. During the training, participants will explore case studies and do group works with the aim of understanding how to plan, review, and apply for European funding (Action 4.3; Training, Exchange, and Cooperation in European Youth Work).
The next events are planned as follow:
Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia. Liechtenstein, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the neighbouring countries of South Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Caucasus.
TICTAC in Romania (March 2014) is open to participants from Romania, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK.
TICTAC in Belgium (26 May – 1 June 2014) is open to participants from Belgium, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, UK, and from the neighbouring country regions South Eastern Europe and Eastern Europe and Caucasus
Eligibility: Youth voluntary and professional workers from European countries.
Why it is important for NGOs to attend it: These trainings represent a unique opportunities for civil society actors active in Europe and Caucasus. Considering the importance of understanding how to write successful applications for EU funding, these trainings are the best option to learn from experienced facilitators how to approach European calls and draft outstanding project proposals. The trainings will also facilitate exchanges between participants with the aim of learning from sharing past experience in the group. Also consider that groups are normally small in size thus all the participants will have the opportunity to take part in the workshop and make their contribution. Additionally, these trainings are important moments where to meet NGO workers from other countries with the potential of establishing long-term working relationships and new partnerships.
Fees: Costs for lodging, travel, visa, and meals will be covered. Participants will be asked to pay a fee, which varies from call to call and from country to country.
Application deadlines and how to apply: The deadline for TICTAC in France has now passed. The deadlines for the events in Romania and Belgium have not been advertised yet. You can sign up for the newsletter to be notified as soon as the call for application is open. Instructions can be found here
Additional information on the initiative can be found here