Become a Trainer

Facilitate our workshops in local schools together with other volunteers

To become a Trainer you should be between 16 and 28 years old and be enthusiastic about educational work with young people. Also, you should be interested in the topics of our courses on Europe, media and civic participation – specific knowledge is, however, not required. In our qualification program (Training for Trainers), experienced Educators will introduce you to the project and prepare you to teach your own courses in local schools.

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Training for Trainers

During the 3 day Training for Trainers (T4T), you will first get to know your fellow Trainers as well as the youth organization of Understanding Europe  in your country. Secondly, you will be taught all of the technical and methodological knowledge you need to facilitate workshops on topics related to Europe, media and participation. This includes, for example:

  • the process of group facilitation,
  • dealing with conflicts and discrimination
  • basic principles of inclusive Peer Education

The third focus is on dealing with one’s own attitude and reflecting on one’s own assumptions, values and privileges. We see critical self-reflection as a basic prerequisite for being able to conduct an open and discrimination-sensitive dialogue with students.

Become part of our network

After the T4T, not only will you be able to run your own courses, but you will also become part of our transnational network. You can participate in meetings and Working groups that will connect you with our volunteers from all over Europe. It is here that you set your own agenda by developing new educational formats, setting up social media channels, and contributing to discussions on political participation, democracy-building, and diversity and inclusion.

Interested? Get in touch with us!

The T4Ts are organized and run by our youth organizations who are active in 11 European countries. If you want to become a trainer, please contact one of the following local teams: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine.