The European Wergeland Center (EWC) is looking for 2 national facilitators, one from Latvia and one from Lithuania, to support schools in preparation, implementation and evaluation of their activities as part of a training programme for citizenship and human rights education - The Regional Baltic Summer Academy, which takes place in Estonia 28th June- 1st July, 2018.
The three facilitators will be part of an international team of organizers and trainers. The face-to-face training will be carried out by a team of three trainers, while national facilitators are responsible for supporting schools during the preparation and through a 9 months follow-up period.
Description of the Programme:
The Regional Baltic Academy is a training programme that aims to build the capacity of schools in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to foster an inclusive and democratic culture by training teachers, school leaders and community members in citizenship and human rights education.
Organized annually since 2015, the Academy provides an opportunity to learn practical tools and strategies on how to create a more open, democratic and inclusive school environment for all children through a whole-school approach. The programme allows school teams to analyze school needs and priorities and prepare a plan of actions to meet the challenges their school is dealing with.
The Programme is implemented in cooperation between Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, the Estonian Institute of Human Rights, the Lithuanian Education Development Centre, the National Education Centre of Latvia and the European Wergeland Centre, and is based on Council of Europe manuals and recommendations.
The main language of the programme is English
Participants apply as school teams of 3 persons, consisting of a teacher, a school head/deputy head and a student/or a representative of a local NGO/or another member of the local community. Up to four school teams will be selected from each country.
Expectations for the facilitators:
The national facilitator is expected to engage in the following:
- April 2018: participate in the 2-days preparatory meeting in Tallinn, and familiarize her/himself with the main programme documents, approaches and tools;
- May/ June 2018: Support schools´ preparatory activities in his/her respective country, both through visits and online facilitation. Estimated number of visits - 1 per school;
- June/ July 2018: Participate in the face-to-face training in Estonia 28th June – 1st July; to get acquainted with school teams, planned projects and prepare for follow up activities
- August 2018 - May 2019: Facilitate the planning and implementation of school projects and their evaluation through visits and online support in his/her respective country. Estimated number of visits – 2 per school;
- Contribute to the evaluation of the programme by providing a summary report on the projects implemented by schools and the resulting positive changes.
IMPORTANT DATES – Facilitator participation is required:
- 12-14 April in Estonia: Preparatory meeting for trainers/ organizers/facilitators;
- 28th June – 1st July in Estonia: The face-to-face training;
- May 2018 – May 2019: Preparatory and follow-up visits to schools. In total up to 12 visits per facilitator.
Fee and other issues
The lump sum remuneration for the implementation of the above-mentioned activities, including school visits and support provided to schools online is 1000 EUR.
The lump sum also includes expenses connected to travel to/from the schools.
The organizers will cover accommodation and travel costs for the preparatory meeting as well as the Academy face to face training.
EWC together with partners will select 1 national facilitator from each Baltic country. We invite candidates to apply who bring with them:
- Knowledge about and experiences with working in/ with schools / the formal education system in the relevant Baltic country;
- Good language skills in English and the relevant national language (Estonian, Latvian or Lithuanian).
Considered an asset:
- Prior experiences in working with Council of Europe manuals and tools;
- Experiences with facilitating follow-up and support of schools, and school development in general;
- Knowledge and work experience on specific topics such as democratic school governance, EDC/ HRE teaching and learning activities for the classroom, teachers’ competences.
All candidates must apply by sending in their CV, including at least two reference contact persons and a short letter of intention.
The documents must be submitted latest March 11th 2018 to EWC.
Contact person: Ms. Valentina Papeikiene: email@example.com
Selection will be done by March 8th. Only the successful candidates will be notified.