Call for participants & TrainersWP 2024 – Let’s Speak Diversity!

Tarragona, Spain – April 23rd & April 29th

JEF Europe is looking for 20 participants and 3 trainers for organizing a series of training activities, as part of JEF’s 2024 Work Plan, supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. This training will be carried out in the framework of the Let’s Speak Diversity! project, which aims at developing the competences of both youth workers and youth-led organizations, focusing on how to approach, include and work with people coming from ethnic and linguistic minorities backgrounds, including Roma youth in activism, advocacy and European decision-making

You can find more information about the project, the details of the event and the application form link below.

About Let’s Speak Diversity!

Let’s Speak Diversity! is a project that seeks to open spaces for dialogue with youth coming from ethnic and linguistic minorities in order to understand their realities and foster critical thinking about values and customs that are ingrained in Europe. Check the workplan page to discover more!

About the International Training for minority voices in youth-led organizations

The event’s primary objectives are to build a platform with minority voices to share their stories, providing them new tools to make their voices heard, ensuring that they are involved in decision-making processes and enabling them to address their communities’ concerns in their work within the youth-led sector. 

Throughout the program, an effort will be made to establish connections and synergies with existing youth initiatives within different organisations. This will result in raising awareness about their minority community’s situation and finding new approaches for people to listen and take into account their stories and challenges. The training sessions will delve into the intricacies of linguistic and ethnic inclusivity.

By aligning all of this, the event seeks to tap into collective strengths and resources, fostering collaboration among various youth-focused efforts focused on ethnic and linguistic minorities.

A key outcome of the event will be the development of a joint action plan. This plan will serve as a strategic framework for raising awareness on pluri-linguistic sensitivity within youth organizations. The intention is to not only instill a deeper understanding of linguistic diversity but also to encourage proactive measures that promote inclusivity and representation of minorities in the youth sector. 

Call for participants

Profile of the participant

  • You must be resident in one of the Council of Europe Countries. Candidates from ethnic and linguistic minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Being able to work and communicate fluently in English.
  • 18 – 30 years old.
  • Interested in the topic and/or being actively involved in youth organizations working with ethnic and linguistic minorities.
  • Available to attend all training sessions between the 23rd and the 29th of April.

What we are offering

  • A full five-day training event (with arrival on the 23rd of April and departure on the 29th  of April 2024).
  • Accommodation and food covered for the duration of the seminar in Tarragona. Please note that we are a youth-led organization, and while we will make our best efforts to secure suitable options for accommodation and food, we cannot guarantee single rooms or gourmet meals.
  • Travel reimbursement up to 200 euros. In order to be able to reimburse the travels, you must travel on the 23rd and the 29th of April. If you have a strong justification for traveling on other dates, please get in touch with us.
  • An opportunity to learn about ethnic and linguistic minorities, to reflect on the challenges that youth workers encounter when working ethnic and linguistic minorities and gain the right skills and tools to work and make the spaces within your organizations more inclusive and intersectional. 
  • A networking opportunity with young people working in different youth sectors related to ethnic and linguistic minorities.
  • Becoming part of an engaging and dynamic pool of participants from all over Europe. 

Fee and finances

  • The participation fee is 50 euros covering all on-site expenses.  We understand budgets are tight for young people all around Europe at the moment, and we will gladly consider your application to JEF’s Solidarity Fund for fee-free participation. In order to apply for it, you should state it in your application and we will get back to you. Be aware that this opportunity is only available for a few participants and thus be very specific in your motivation as to why you are applying for the Solidarity Fund. It is especially meant for young people coming from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Should you want to apply for this fund – after submitting your application through the form, please write your motivation in an email to
  • The travel reimbursement will be made after the event once we have received all relevant tickets and receipts (by email and physically in our office) in around 1 and 2 months.

How to apply?

Please apply by completing the application webform: APPLICATION FORM

The deadline to apply is March 5th, 2024 at 23:59 CET and all applicants will be contacted shortly during the week afterwards.

Call for trainers

The sessions for this training will be facilitated by 3 professional trainers (1 junior and 2 senior trainers) with expertise in non-formal education, intersectionality and ethnic and linguistic minorities.

This International Training will include the following phases:

  1. Online preparation meetings that will bring together the trainers and the members of JEF Europe’s Secretariat. This session will take place online prior to the beginning of the training and it will be necessary to make decisions about the content of the agenda and the methods of training which will be employed. 
  2. The training event, which will take place in Tarragona (Spain) and it will be conducted in person, with an arrival date set for April 23rd, 2024 and departure date set for April 29th, 2024 for a total stay of 7 days. During this period, the non-formal education trainers will facilitate sessions for 5 working days about a variety of topics – sharing best practices on working with youth from ethnic and linguistic minority backgrounds, creating guidelines for the implementation of capacity building activities with minorities – by using the previously approved methodologies. The 23rd will be dedicated to outbound travel and it is expected that on the 30th the trainers will travel back. 

Selection criteria for trainers

  • Experience in implementing and facilitating activities using non-formal education methodologies.
  • Ability to contribute to work in an intercultural team.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English.
  • Expertise in, or knowledge of, one or more of the following areas: 
  1. Intersectional minority empowerment and inclusion;
  2. Capacity building among youth organizations working with youth from ethnic and linguistics minorities and/or on antidiscrimination and equality;
  • Creating a safe environment for a diverse and inclusive youth civil society;
  • Strengthening youth minorities participation in democratic processes;
  • Liaising with national, regional and local authorities on the topics of anti discrimination, intersectionality and equality;
  • Knowledge about how to deliver educational activities in schools (if you count with previous experience of Europe@School, it is a plus)
  • The use of CoE instruments and resources on Youth Sector Priorities.

Trainers and facilitators from linguistic and ethnic minority backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply and will be given priority in the recruitment process.

Responsibilities of the trainer

  • Get familiar with the project.
  • Attend the online preparation meetings.
  • Prepare session outlines well in advance, facilitate sessions and deliver them using non-formal education techniques in person in Tarragona during the indicated time period (April 23rd to April 29th).
  • Conduct an evaluation with the coordinator during the training and a final evaluation after the event.
  • Prepare a final report 15 days after the training at the latest.

Contract conditions

  • The trainer fee for the senior trainer is €700 in total. (5 days for delivering the trainings and 2 days for preparation)
  • The trainer fee for the junior trainer is €420 in total. (5 days for delivering the trainings and 2 days for preparation)
  • Travel reimbursement up to 200€. In order to be able to reimburse the travels, you must travel on the 23rd and the 29th of April.
  • You must be present during the entirety of the training.
  • The preparation meeting/s will take place online (date to be confirmed, it will be decided according to the trainers’ availability)
  • The training will take place in-person in Tarragona and will last for 5 days, plus 2 days of traveling beforehand, from April 23rd to April 29th.
  • Online platform access and tools will be provided by the organizers if needed.
  • Accommodation and food costs will be covered for the in-person events.
  • The trainer fee will be paid after the completion of the service and upon the presentation of an invoice by the trainer.

How to apply?

Please apply by completing the application webform: APPLICATION FORM

The deadline to apply is March 5th, 2024 at 23:59 CET and all applicants will be contacted shortly during the week afterwards. If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to