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Recognition of education and training pathways of youth workers and trainers

Promoting youth work
Wednesday, 9 December 2020  •  11:15 AM  •  Workshop room 21

The area of education and training pathways for youth workers and trainers got momentum over the last years. How can - in co-operation with the formal education sector - education and training pathways of youth workers and trainers be formally recognised and validated, including recognition of prior learning? Besides learning about good practices at European and national level regarding both youth workers and trainers, it will be discussed what else is needed to boost education and training of youth workers and trainers.

Marcus Vrecer

MarCus is a Vienna-based international trainer, facilitator, consultant and project manager. His fields of passion and expertise are international co-operation, creative and impacting approaches in education and training, social innovation, management, and the capacity-building and empowerment of civil society, organisations and individuals.

Active since the 90s, he has designed and facilitated over 120 international events such as training courses, seminars, and conferences with missions in over 50 countries worldwide. Furthermore, MarCus has been on board as coordinator or expert in various international consortia in charge of large-scale and long-term co-operation projects and resource production in education, training and management.

MarCus is a founding member of the International Youth Work Trainers Guild, member of the Austrian National Agency’s pool of trainers for ERASMUS+ and Solidarity Corps, coordinator of the TOSCA pool of trainers for the SALTO European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre, and manager at coobra – cooperativa braccianti.  

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Rui Gomes

Rui Gomes has been involved in youth work as a volunteer in Portugal. He was involved in the development of long-term training courses for youth workers in the Council, of Europe since 1990 and later in training courses for trainers (of youth workers and youth leaders). Rui has also been involved in the development of quality standards for international training activities in the Council of Europe, developing the Council of Europe Youth Portfolio and, more recently, in standards for youth work activities with young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. He has authored and co-authored various publications such as Compass – the manual for human rights education with young people.

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Hanna Krämer-Erklavec

I have practical experience in youth work as a volunteer in children’s and youth associations and professionally in open youth work in Austria. For over 15 years I volunteered in Scouting as a group leader for children and young people, later I facilitated trainings for new group leaders and was involved in several committees by the umbrella organisation in Austria. In 2011 I started working as a youth worker in open youth work and finished the education Open Youth work and Social Culture in Graz. After that I moved to Vienna to work at aufZAQ as consultant for certification and communication. Since September 2020 I am part time studying Social Economy and Social Work. In November 2020 I became head of office at aufZAQ.

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