Resources


Some of the materials, resources and presentations used during the 3 training activities of TOTAL project, organized in Krzyżowa, Poland and Uzana, Bulgaria between September 2016 and April 2017. We encourage you to share and use these materials and resources in your activities or projects.

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TOTAL Basic

Ice-breaker and creative getting-to-know activity that encourages participants to talk between each other while learning interesting facts about themselves. Since it’s a competitive exercise in form of “bingo”, keep in mind that you should prepare a prize for the winner.

General presentation about Erasmus+ programme and Youth Mobility projects that can be organised within E+. Can be used during the training to prepare participants for project planing and development of project ideas.


TOTAL Advance

The European Training Strategy competence framework which was introduced, analysed and used during the TOTAL Advance edition. The competence framework was used in order for the youth workers and trainers to assess themselves as non-formal educators, reflect on their role as trainers as well as to develop their individual and team competences.

UK Trainers’ Pool Trainers’ Competence Framework Assessment Matrix:

Council of Europe’s Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers:

Indicators for intercultural dialogue in non-formal learning/ education activities:

Theatre of the Oppressed


TOTAL Lab

Profile template that can be used at the first day of a training course for participants to fill it in and afterwards be placed in a visible place in the working room for others to see and get to know more about each other. Recommendation is to take a picture of all participants one by one, print the pictures and glue them to the papers.

Ice-breaker and creative getting-to-know activity that encourages participants to talk between each other while learning interesting facts about themselves. Since it’s a competitive exercise in form of “bingo”, keep in mind that you should prepare a prize for the winner.

Speed dating is a getting-to-know each other activity that enables all participants to speak with others in a relaxed and fun setting. Participants should be split in pairs and change their partners after each question.

In this activity, participants must pretend that they’ve been shipwrecked and are stranded in a life boat. Each team has a box of matches, and a number of items that they’ve salvaged from the sinking ship. Members must agree which items are most important for their survival. More information and step-by-step instructions to run the activity can be found on: www.mindtools.com/pages/article/team-building-problem-solving.htm? 

PowerPoint presentation that raises the question why team building is necessary in youth projects and why we should engage in it. The presentation also present sensitive areas of team building and presents different techniques that can be used.

PowerPoint presentation that introduces 4 principles on how to make a great presentation as well as provides helpful tips that can enhance your presentation skills.

PowerPoint presentation that open the discussion on how to deliver an active training for participants, introduces different types of training, explains the 5 E  learning cycle and provides tips for trainers and facilitators.

Council of Europe’s Manual on the Revised European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life. The revised charter is designed as a tool to support young people, youth workers, organisations and local authorities in promoting and enhancing meaningful youth participation at local level across Europe and it may be used in a variety of different ways.

Document with written scenarios of conflict situations that can happen to trainers/facilitators during youth projects. The document can be used to ask participants to think how they should react during this kind of scenarios and open discussion for appropriate use of methods and approaches to overcome intercultural conflicts and difficult situations during training.

PowerPoint presentation that gives tips and recommendations on how to provide good and meaningful feedback as trainer/facilitator to participants on youth projects and non-formal educational activities. The presentation can be furthermore used as starting point to discuss about feedback in the plenary.

The feedback matrix is a useful tool that helps with self-exploration. It encourages you to examine both the positive and negative aspects of feedback, and then connect the comments back to what you already know about yourself, and what you did not know and need to explore more fully. More information about the Feedback Matrix can be found on the following link: www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_54.htm

Exercise and tool that can be used to explain or plan the structure of designing future projects or activities.

PowerPoint presentation that explain in detail the Council of Europe’s pool of trainers role and structure, the criteria to join in it, quality standards to be fulfilled, the application procedures and contracts. Below you will find specific documents connected with the Pool of trainers.

Other resources and materials used during TOTAL Lab edition.


Useful links and resources: