Training courses run by experienced EYP’ers, EYP alumni and external trainers to allow for fruitful knowledge and best practices to be exchanged
Focusing on National Committee Management and Development, Fundraising, PR & Communication and Outreach & Inclusion as major tracks, plus modular programmes allowing for participants to follow or switch between the tracks
Actively enabling knowledge sharing by providing appropriate spaces and inviting experienced board members to share their insights throughout the training schedule
Materials and guides that can be used for national training events and board meetings of every National Committee
The target group of an EYP Summer Academy are board members from our 40 National Committees, including both new and experienced board members. New board members can profit from the experiences of their fellow EYPers and get new insights on different fields that the training covers. Experienced board members get the chance to profit personally from advanced training courses and the input of external trainers, as well as gain additional training experience by running knowledge sharing groups. Participants, then, are able to join not just as trainees, but also as trainers.
If a National Committee is not able to send any board members, it is possible to register coordinators or other active members who are closely working with the board and will be involved in the NC for the upcoming year after the Summer Academy. If a National Committee is not able to nominate either board members or other active members, their spots will be reallocated to the pool and given to National Committees where additional board members are interested in joining the training.
The EYP Summer Academy trainers team consists of:
- one coordinating lead trainer supervising the training schedule and coordinating with the lead trainers of the five different tracks. The main focus of this person is to supervise and coordinate the trainers and the training materials. This person might also facilitate some training modules
- a team of four lead trainers for each of the four tracks, responsible for developing and supervising the training schedule for their respective areas and for facilitating them, together with the additional trainers
- an additional team of seven trainers, including 2-3 external trainers who are responsible for facilitating the different training modules for all five tracks
The trainers team will be supported by a Head Organiser for the practical arrangements and International Office representatives helping with the organisation of the event.