2nd edition of Train-the-Trainer workshop series on EU association

In the framework of the Civic School for Sound EU Practice (CiSEP), the IEP has been conducting Train-The-Trainer workshops for repre­sen­ta­tives of the Ukrainian civil society to become trainers on EU associ­ation. The partic­i­pants are CiSEP alumni of previous CiSEP basic and special­i­sation trainings on EU associ­ation. From September 2019 till March 2020, the partic­i­pants attend four workshops of three-day length each in Chernihiv and Dnipro. These trainings empower them with in-depth knowledge about the EU-Ukraine associ­ation process, as well as the practical skill-set to operate as multi­pliers with their own inter­active trainings on EU associ­ation in the future.

Didac­ti­cally, the training series focuses on conveying inter­active training approaches to optimise the partic­i­pants’ learning process. As regards content, the emphasis of the two workshops was to deepen partic­i­pants’ knowledge on the EU-Ukraine associ­ation process and to elaborate helpful training methods and plans, including training materials. The future trainers learnt how to identify various learning types and audiences, as well as how to incor­porate them into audience-specific trainings. This conceptual work was supple­mented by practical exercises on trainers’ inter­action skills with the training audience. The two remaining workshops will aim to strengthen partic­i­pants’ presen­tation, visual­i­sation and evalu­ation skills.

Besides the workshop partic­i­pation, this training programme also foresees that the future trainers gradually elaborate and prepare their own trainings. The IEP supports them in this process with personal feedback. In order to success­fully pass the training programme, the partic­i­pants will realise their own trainings.

The Civic School for Sound EU Practice (CiSEP) is a training programme for active citizens and change-makers from Ukraine. CiSEP is a Ukraine-wide network of specialists on questions related to the EU-Ukraine associ­ation agreement with the objective to strengthen the European integration of Ukraine.

This training series is organised in cooper­ation the local partners Polissya Foundation for Inter­na­tional and Regional Studies (Chernihiv) and the Public Chamber Ukraine (regional office in Dnipro).

CiSEP is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.