Non-formal Education and Youth Work
Non-Formal Education for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue is an organised educational process which takes place alongside mainstream systems of education and training, and does not typically lead to certification. Individuals participate on a voluntary basis and as a result, the individual takes an active role in the learning process. Unlike informal learning, where learning happens less consciously, with non-formal education, the individual is usually aware of the fact that s/he is learning
Youth work are actions, activities, processes and projects, undertaken by or for youth with the scope to improve the status of young people, increase the level of their representation and active participation or build their capacity to undertake such actions. Youth work aims to improve the status of a sensitive societal element and subsequently takes part in the construction of civil society; therefore it should be considered a public good without lucrative connotations and treated as such by the corresponding authorities.
Non-Formal Education in CID takes place in the specific environment of youth work, and has evolved into a specific and successful type of education with the following characteristics:
CID pool of trainers
The development of youth training and Non-formal Education in general is one of the strong points of CID’s work in the past years. CID has been dedicated to develop competences of youth trainers to be able to support and promote the process of non-formal learning in both individual and group contexts. In order to support the development of trainers’ competences CID’s trainers have been involved in different training activities in Europe by both delivering training and participating in trainings for trainers.
The Center for Intercultural Dialogue has a pool of trainers that we divide in the following sub-groups:
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