Category EU-Kompakt-Kurse

Training the (peer) trainers in Porto, Münster and Dresden

Over the first weekend of March, a training event for the Foundation’s peer trainers took place in parallel in Porto (Portugal) and Münster as well as Dresden (Germany). The events focused on either introducing new trainers into the project or strengthening methodological skills and content-knowledge. The training in Porto was supported by Luis Menéndez of the Spanish team of Understanding Europe.

For the Portuguese team, according to Afonso Loureiro, project coordinator in Portugal, “Understanding Europe is of much importance for the Portuguese reality. We want to dismantle preconceptions about the EU. We want to successfully explain what is the EU and how it works. That way we will make youngsters engage more politically and make sure that their voices are heard. We are moved by the possibility of changing mentalities and working with youngsters to improve our EU and keep united in diversity.”

In Münster and Dresden, the...

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(Deutsch) Peer-Trainer*innen in Hamburg gesucht

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Schwarzkopf Foundation, the European Youth Parliament and TUI Foundation launch EU Crash Courses in the Netherlands and Spain

The project Understanding Europe was launched in the Netherlands and Spain in September. The first courses will be held from this week and next week on. At TUI Nederland’s head office in The Hague, the team of young trainers was familiarised with its future tasks in the framework of the project.

Experiencing Europe, Understanding Europe – this is the motto of the project, designed for young trainers to enable schoolchildren to gain a fundamental understanding of how European politics work in four-hour EU Crash Courses. These courses are now also offered in the Netherlands and Spain. The trainers are familiarised with the teaching materials and varied teaching methods under the motto “Train the trainers”...

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Updated course material in Unterstanding Europe

Manuel Müller bei der Trainerschulung der Schwarzkopf-Stiftung. Foto: Steffi Loos

Our project Understanding Europe has updated the course material on the question of “Why does the EU exist?” in our EU Crash Courses together with Manuel Müller (der (europäische) Föderalist). The material offers students an overview of milestones of the EU’s history and of the reasons behind its founding.

In four-hour EU Cr...

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