Time Line and Course Structure

All dates of activities could be changed! Exact dates please confirm with organisers.

1st team-meeting “Project kick-off meeting” South Korea (20-21 Oct 2017)

1st residential training course “inFormal Basic” Czech Republic (13-21 Jan 2018, 8 working days)

2nd team-meeting “Evaluation meeting of 1st TC” Czech Republic (22 Jan 2018)

1st round of Online course (Jan – Sep 2018)

Practice phase, round 1, mentoring and monitoring visits (Mar – Aug 2018)

2nd residential training course “inFormal Quality” Luxembourg, (01 – 09 Aug 2018, 7 working days)

3rd team-meeting “Evaluation meeting of 2nd TC” Luxembourg (19-20 Aug 2018)

2nd round of Online course (Jan – Sep 2018)

Practice phase, round 2, mentoring and monitoring visits (Sep – Dec 2018)

4th team-meeting, “Publication preparation meeting”, Budapest (19 – 22 Oct 2018)

3d residential seminar “inFormal Evolution”, South Korea, 6 working days (14 – 21 Apr 2019)

5th team meeting, “Evaluation team meeting”, Portugal (31 May – 3 June 2019)

End of Jun 2019 – Publication production

final team meeting. “General Project Evaluation Meeting”, Hungary, (Sep – Oct 2019, 2 days)

Time Line

First opening preparation meeting for the whole project in general. Project planning, structuring the process, team role and responsibilities division, preparation for the 1st residential training.

“inFormal Basic” training course will be 8 working days, we set 3 strategic objectives: to explain what youth empowerment is and how it works, to provide a set of tools that can be practically used in youth empowerment at schools and universities; to explain the meaning and values of non-formal education as a key instrument in youth empowerment and to try out how it works. In simple words, the aim of the first activity is to give participants (educators) introduction to non-formal learning methodology, in the first phase, and then let them develop their own sessions and workshops based on knowledge they acquired.

Evaluation meeting of 1st training course, following/checking practice and Online learning, preparation for the next activity; kick off for practice and Online learning, preparation for the next activity.

Online course is a link between three residential trainings/seminars of Informal. This course is designed for a better understanding and exploring of non-formal education as a way for youth empowerment and for studding both individually and in groups.

During practice phase participants need to  deliver non-formal education session for young people in their communities. This training modules should be organized in cooperation with local schools/universities and youth NGOs. During this process they will be monitored and mentored by the trainers and experts online and offline (there will be several mentoring visit).

“inFormal Quality” training course  is a second residential activity which will mainly focus on application of non-formal methodology into formal system. The main aim is to assess outcomes from the practical stage as well as the personal and professional development, and special focus will be on work within the formal schooling. Participants will be asked to work with very formal topics/lessons plans and to transform them into non-formal methodology.

Evaluation meeting of 2nd training course, following/checking practice and Online learning, preparation for the final residential activity; preparation of the second round of Online learning and practice. Preparation of the mid-report. Work on publication.

Continuation of online course.

Second round of practice phase of the participants.

Preparation of the publication, planning of the final residential activity

“inFormal Evolution” meeting is a final residential activity of the training course which will focus mostly on the evaluation and follow up. Evaluation of the project, personal and professional self-assessment , quality assessment as well as creating new methodology for youth empowerment. And developing of follow up activities and future plans.

Evaluation of the final residential meeting, preparation of the final report.

Production and presentation of the publication – one of intellectual outputs of the project.

General evaluation of the project, finalizing and submitting the report.

Time Line and Course Structure plan

1st team-meeting “Project kick-off meeting” South Korea