“TOTAL Lab” (laboratory) will be the final activity within the project. “TOTAL Lab” is designed for experienced trainers and provides space for creating new training tools, innovative solutions and approaches in non-formal education, development of training strategies and new projects. Activity will also have impact on networking among trainers and development of European non-formal education youth projects for youth workers.
On TOTAL laboratory participants will learn how to contribute to policy drafting and policy reforms in the field of youth and training, create training strategies, innovative and creative training approaches and tools.
The project and especially TOTAL Lab activity will offer opportunity for professional development of trainers and policy makers, starting from basic skills, through development of training modules, training strategies, to improve youth work methods, to discuss youth policies, to develop youth work standards.
Participants will work on current documents concerning support for capacity building of trainers, discussing and examining European strategies, they will look closely at the Competence Model for Trainers to work Internationally developed under the European Training Strategy in the field of Youth (https://www.salto-youth.net/trainercompetences) and its 6 competences, reflect on the role of self assessment mechanisms and external assessment role in competence based approach. Participants will also draft their own recommendations as training policy papers. Proposals will be shared and discussed. Second part of this training will result in innovative training tools and training practices, which will be achieved with peer to peer learning during Open Space Technology.