Helmut Fennes and Hendrik Otten September 2008
The original objective for this study was to define the competences required for European-level training in the youth field, which then would serve as a basis for respective European-level training courses for trainers.
When starting to work on this study, it became evident to the authors that they first needed to address a number of other issues which determine in some way these trainers’ competences: youth work in a European context and, subsequently, the situation and needs of those who should be trained – youth workers and youth leaders; approaches, principles and methodologies of non-formal education, in particular in the youth field and in a European context; the understanding and concepts of quality in education and, in particular, quality standards for non-formal education in the youth field. Only then it would be possible to address the issue of the respective trainers’ competences which are necessary to meet these quality standards.
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