If you are putting together pedagogical exchange training with your French and German partner organizations, you could benefit from financial and pedagogical support from the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO).
The FGYO subsidizes training to improve the quality of youth exchanges. The participants must acquire certain knowledge (language, history, civilisation, etc.) and the essential skills and know-how required to work in an intercultural team and to achieve the educational objectives of an intercultural exchange.
To enable facilitators and youth leaders to launch and supervise intercultural and language learning processes during a youth exchange, it is important to offer them the option to experience it themselves. For this reason, training courses funded by the FGYO must always take place in the context of a Franco-German or trilateral exchange and in the framework of an equal partnership between the structures of the different countries. Like exchanges, training is separated in two parts, one for each country to allow an alternation of the roles of “host” and “guest”.
Training can be intended for different audiences and offer specific pedagogical methods and if it follows certain requirements, can lead to participants gaining certification.
FGYO-backed training courses must also be part of youth policy or within a federation involved in youth exchanges and be supervised by qualified instructors. The number of participants from each country must be balanced.
The FGYO offers you the methods and the pedagogical and linguistic tools to offer during your training. They tailored for leading youth in an international context.
Is your association, organization or federation already invested in Franco-German and international projects? Offering intercultural training will allow your team to gain qualifications, as well as those of other associations, organizations and federations.
Your intercultural training can be subsidized by the FGYO. This allows you to offer quality Franco-German or trilateral trainings at an affordable price.
You can find here the grant application form https://www.ofaj.org/forms
The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) is an international organization working for Franco-German cooperation, which has enabled more than 8.4 million young people from France and Germany to participate in 320,000 exchange programs since 1963.