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Med Culture is a Technical Assistance Unit funded by the European Union for the promotion of culture as vector of Human, Social and Economic Development in South Mediterranean countries. 
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CALL FOR APPLICATION REGIONAL TRAINING FOR THE PROFESSIONALISATION OF FACILITATORS AND TRAINERS INVOLVED IN THE CULTURE SECTOR

CALL FOR APPLICATION REGIONAL TRAINING FOR THE PROFESSIONALISATION OF FACILITATORS AND TRAINERS INVOLVED IN THE CULTURE SECTOR

CALL FOR APPLICATION REGIONAL TRAINING FOR THE PROFESSIONALISATION OF FACILITATORS AND TRAINERS INVOLVED IN THE CULTURE SECTOR

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 13 August 2018

DATE OF TRAINING: 3 - 5 October 2018

The Technical Assistance team of Med Culture, a regional programme funded by the European Union (DG NEAR) for the promotion of culture as vector of Human, Social and Economic Development in South Mediterranean countries, is launching a call for participation in a regional 3-day training workshop followed by online mentoring sessions.

The workshop aims at improving the professional skills of cultural operators and trainers with experience in the field of training and/or facilitation in the culture field, hence increasing their chances of employment in the market.

This workshop offers an advanced training in facilitation methodologies and techniques and an introduction to coaching, in addition to sessions dedicated to the assessment of learning needs as well as the identification of professional opportunities.

Based on the 2017 and 2018 Training of Trainers sessions, which introduced resilience in cultural work, the methodology of the workshop will promote a consolidated participatory methodology, inviting participants to share best practice and explore new avenues of coaching and facilitation.

The content described below is indicative and might be subject to adjustment.  

WHO?
This call is dedicated to cultural operators and trainers with experience in the field of training and/or facilitation in the culture field and other related sectors. Applicants must be aged between 23 and 45 years old and must be citizens and residents of one of the involved South Mediterranean countries. (see below ‘selection criteria’ for more details)

WHAT?
This blended learning workshop will address a range of topics:
Assessment and analysis of learning needs;
Mapping of one’s strengths;
Facilitating a learning environment and fostering group dynamics;
Facilitation of large groups to design and run sessions for conferences, seminars, festivals, etc.;
Initiation to graphic facilitation, using large scale imageries to lead groups towards a defined goal ;
Introduction to coaching to support individuals and groups and accompany them in developing their projects;
Motivating and energising people, effective group work, and learning as a capacity to adapt and make the best use of change.
 

WHERE & WHEN?
This 3-day workshop (excluding travel) will take place in Tunis 3-5 October 2018. It will be followed by distance online mentoring sessions to follow up with participants’ projects in training, facilitation and coaching.
The languages of the workshop are English and French.
Favouring a learner centred approach the programme will be flexible depending on participants’ motivation, needs, etc. The distance mentoring activity will be defined together with the participants.

HOW TO APPLY?
Draft your application in ONE file of 4 pages maximum including:
CV in English, French or Arabic (education, current activities focussing on those who are related to the theme of the training, etc.), with your full name as it figures in your passport, your birth date and country, as well as your current email and telephone number (2 pages max)
Motivation letter in English, French or Arabic explaining your interest in participating in this programme and how you plan to mobilise this knowledge for the development of a project (1 page)
Draft concept proposal in English, French or Arabic presenting a facilitation/coaching project you would like to develop or are currently developing/implementing (1 page)

SELECTION PROCESS
The Jury will select 22 people from South Mediterranean countries, aged between 23 and 45 years at the time of application. Special attention will be paid to applicants under 35. The selected candidates are expected to be fully committed to this programme.
The selection jury is composed of experts including the Med Culture team.  The candidates are selected based on the evaluation of their application.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Candidates should:

  • Have a strong command of Arabic. Good command of French OR English is a requirement.
  • Work in the cultural field or in connected fields (education, research, sustainable development, tourism, social inclusion, employment, human rights, etc.) within civil society/cultural organisations, the public sector, or as freelancers.
  • Be available and commit to participate in the total duration of the workshop.
  • Be citizens and residents of one of the involved countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. Candidates with Syrian or Libyan nationality who work within the civil society sector and reside elsewhere are also eligible.
  • Have some experience in the field of training/facilitation/coaching with a great interest in developing their skills in this field with the aim at making it a professional activity.

DON’T MISS THE DEADLINE!
Your application must be submitted by 13th August 2018 in ONE file of maximum 4 pages in English, French or Arabic and sent to the following 2 email:
f.bouquerel@medculture.eu and j.andreaus@medculture.eu

Please ensure to add the below SUBJECT TITLE to your email, otherwise your application will not be reviewed by the jury:
< Application to WKP15_PROFESSIONALIZATION OF FACILITATORS AND TRAINERS >

ATTENTION:
If the application includes more than one file or is received after the deadline, it will unfortunately not be taken into consideration.
Results will be announced by 20 August 2018. Selected candidates will be informed by e-mail.

NOTE:
Travel and accommodation expenses for the selected candidates will be covered by the Med Culture programme.

For further inquiries please contact f.bouquerel@medculture.eu
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Med Culture is a 5-year (2014-2019) regional programme funded by the European Union to accompany partner countries in south of the Mediterranean [A] in the development and improvement of cultural policies and practices related to the culture sector. The approach is consultative/participative and takes place in partnership with civil society actors, ministries, private and public institutions involved in culture as well as other related sectors.
Capacity development at regional level (between stakeholders from the Southern side of the Mediterranean sea),  is a Med Culture core activity that provides cultural practitioners working in different cultural fields, both from the civil society and public sectors, with the opportunity to discuss common challenges and share experiences with their peers in the involved South Mediterranean countries.
The proposed action is in line with the revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), adopted in November 2015, which places special emphasis on supporting civil society and promoting citizen participation and engagement, focusing especially on young women and men.
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[A] The programme is carried out at the following locations and/or involve citizens from: Neighbourhood South countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel[1], Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine[2], Tunisia and Syria[3])
[1] See Guidelines on the eligibility of Israeli entities and their activities in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967 for grants, prizes and financial instruments funded by the EU from 2014 onwards on http://eurlex.europa.eu/legalcontent/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.C_.2013.205.....
[2] This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.
[3] Co-operation with the Government of Syria suspended since 2011.