Internal education

The system of internal education got a new shape after Spring Agora Krakow 2018. The new Strategy for learning and training of AEGEE was approved by the Agora explaining the definitions of the different trainings, the roles of the European Bodies involved and the new HR cycle. 
This page is dedicated to the new training materials, which help the transition of every local to the new structure of internal education in AEGEE. Without content help there is no reason to enforce such new rules.
Therefore, on this page you can find everything you need to adapt to the mentioned new structure of internal education.

Strategy for learning and training in AEGEE

The following document describes the current challenges of learning and training in AEGEE and brings clarity on the steps to tackle them. It has been drafted by the Comité Directeur (CD) in collaboration with the Human Resources Committee (HRC), Network Commission (NetCom) and AEGEE-Academy, and feedback has been provided by the Youth Development Working Group (YDWG).

Definitions of the different events related to the strategy

There are new definitions of trainings in AEGEE regulated by AEGEE Statutes. These definitions are binding for local antennae. Below you can find excerpts of the most important parts of the new regulations.

Article 3: Local Training Course

(1) A Local Training Course belongs to the category of the Local Events or it can be a series of local events, but it is essential for maintaining knowledge in AEGEE and therefore has limited involvement of AEGEE-Europe.

(2) The aim of the Local training course is to increase the number of active members in Locals, their motivation and their capacity to respond to the needs of the Local.

(3) The content of the LTC is created by the Local itself, with the involvement of the Network Commission. The Network Commission will be responsible for the needs analysis prior to the event and the evaluation after.

(4) The content of the event can be supported through a collaboration with a European body of AEGEE-Europe, relevant to the specific aims of the event, and by AEGEE-Academy regarding applying the non-formal education methodology and ensuring the competences the attendees develop are retained.

(5) The Network Commission confirms the content of the Training Courses.

Article 5 bis: Regional Training Course

(1) A Regional Training Course (RTC) belongs to the category of the European AEGEE, but it is an internal training event and therefore open only to AEGEE members. Exceptions to this rule can be made by the member or assistant of the Network Commission responsible for the RTC, in case of particular needs or upon request of the Comité Directeur.

(2) A RTC is a training event open to all AEGEE members, targeted at all the Locals in the area of competence of each member or assistant of the Network Commission.

(3) This course aims at developing the competences of the members of the collaborating locals in fields identified through a related needs analysis run in the area, relevant to the needs found to be common among the locals of the area.

(4) The content of each RTC has to be prepared by the member or assistant of the Network Commission and approved by the Network Director. The Network Commissioner is responsible for the organisation of the RTC, its topic, content  and sessions. Other AEGEE bodies should also be involved in the organisation when holding specific sessions or workshops during the RTC or because of other valid reasons. AEGEE-Academy is responsible for applying the non-formal education methodology and ensuring the competences the attendees develop are retained. The host local is responsible for the logistics and finances of the event. The participation fee of the Network Commissioner and the representative of the AEGEE-Academy or another member of an organ of AEGEE-Europe appointed to implement the non-formal education methodology shall be covered by the budget of the RTC. The number of participants of the RTC is decided by the Network Commissioner and AEGEE-Academy. The Network Commissioner has to take into account the number of Locals they are responsible for, the needs of the hosting local and widespread practices.

(5) A RTC should not last less than 2 days, meaning 16 hours of tuition. The Network Commissioner announces an open call for the host local. RTC cannot take place within two weeks before or after Statutory Events. No more than two RTCs should take place in the same week. An exception to the rule mentioned at (5) 3th sentence can be granted by the Speaker Team of the Network Commission.

Article 6: European Training Course

(1) European Training Course (ETC) is organised by the Comité Directeur in collaboration with AEGEE-Academy.

(2) It is a training, among other, on advocacy and leadership related to the European bodies of AEGEE.

(3) The aim is to develop the competences of the participants on:

a) how AEGEE functions when it comes to advocacy towards the European institutions and youth-led policy development;

b) leadership, as in the skills, knowledge and attitudes related to taking an active role in the European dimension of AEGEE.

(4) The two core bodies collaborating in the coordination of the event are doing so due to their respective expertise in the related content and methodology.

Local Traning Course as a compulsory criterion

At Spring AgorAsturias 2015 delegates decided that organisation of a LTC should be a requirement of all local antennae in the organisation. Thus, the Agora agreed on the new regulation that binds every AEGEE local to organise a LTC according to new definitions.

THE FOLLOWING PART NEEDS TO BE UPDATED (08/08/2018)

Content help

The reality of AEGEE network is different. AEGEE locals are diverse in membership, organisational strength or internal structure. However, the standards of the LTC should reflect the lowest common denominator that unites all locals together. To achieve this goal there are content packages that should help with the organisation of LTC or RTC for locals that are not used to organise their trainings on their own.

The page will be updated soon with RTC package as well.

LTC 1 content package

It contains:
– LTC 1 step-by-step guide;
– All compulsory sessions according to the definition in the Statutes (together with PowerPoint presentations);
– Team-building and ice-breaking games;
– Impact Measurement surveys for LTC 1;
– Extra content materials for compulsory sessions;
– Example of the draft programme of LTC 1;
– AEGEE’s official PowerPoint presentation template;
– Draft of a certificate for a participant.

LTC 2 content package

It contains:
– LTC 2 step-by-step guide;
– All compulsory sessions according to the definition in the Statutes (together with PowerPoint presentations);
– Team-building and ice-breaking games;
– Impact Measurement surveys for LTC 2;
– Extra content materials for compulsory sessions;
– AEGEE’s official PowerPoint presentation template;
– Draft of a certificate for participants.

RTC content package

It contains:
– RTC step-by-step guide;
– All compulsory sessions defined in the Statutes;
– Team-building and ice-breaking games;
– Impact measurement surveys for RTC;
– AEGEE’s official PowerPoint presentation template;
– Draft of a certificate for participants.