- Professionalise the network and provide self-development opportunities
- Create a Pool of Trainers empowered with the tools and knowledge needed to educate and develop fellow members in the network
Eduk8 is ESN’s international training project, which aims to empower ESN members to allow them to perform better in their ESN daily tasks. Every day ESN’ers all over Europe, work hard to support and develop our colourful network and while doing so they gain new skills and competences. These skills and competences can be hard to identify and put words to and that is where Eduk8 can make a difference. Eduk8 facilitates activities where underlying soft-skills can be identified and where participants can share know-how and learn from one-another in a structured, conscious and fun way!
In order to read more about Eduk8 and its events - visit eduk8.esn.org
What is the ESN Academy?
The ESN Academy is a 4 day event that will engage 100 ESNers and introduce them to a learning experience made of workshops based on non-formal education methods. The workshops will be delivered by ESNers from the different Pools of Eduk8 and there will be a wide range of workshops focused on soft skills development (such as teamwork, motivation, communication, etc).
The main topic for this year's ESN Academy is: "Peacebuilding through fostering intercultural dialogue". It might sound a bit unusual, but it is very relevant for our society at the moment and it provides a great opportunity for you to see how our work in ESN connects to it. Therefore, some of the workshops will focus on developing skills on our volunteers that can be used to promote a more peaceful Europe through intercultural learning.
Example topics: Designing intercultural activities for Erasmus students, Conflict Mediation, Intercultural communication, etc.
The participants will be able to choose from this range and put together their own schedule. It's you will be deciding your own learning experience!