Call for trainers: Hackathon on inclusivity in the educational field – Online (17-18 December)

The Young European Federalists Europe (JEF Europe) is looking for two trainers to facilitate an online Hackathon on inclusivity in the educational field on 17-18 December 2020.

About the project

Twenty years ago, JEF Europe and its member organisations were launching the Europe@School programme. This project was aiming at raising awareness about Europe and developing a European identity among young people and consisted of interventions in the formal school system and in non-formal learning contexts, using non-formal education and learning methods, reaching out to thousands of young people.

One of the needs that was identified is that the youth workers/educators do not have the competences and tools to work with disadvantaged groups and especially with young people with disabilities, Roma and other minority groups, as well as young migrants and refugees. Moreover, they lack access to information on European policy/regulatory developments and opportunities related to their work and the empowerment of these groups.
With the Work Plan 2020, JEF Europe will develop the competences of its members and educators, as well as representatives of other organisations to work with different disadvantaged groups and will develop a platform and online activities to give information about developments affecting them on European level.

The aim of the project are thus:

  • Offer capacity building to young people and educators on European Civic Education for disadvantaged groups of learners, and develop their competences to work with people with disabilities, Roma and other minority groups, as well as young migrants and refugees.
  • Create and adapt non-formal education tools used in European Civic Education to work with disadvantaged groups, including people with disabilities, Roma and other minority groups, as well as young migrants and refugees.
  • Develop online educational tools such as webinars and podcasts to deliver updates on policy/regulatory developments and communicating to a wider public the situation of disadvantaged groups in the society and in the education system as a whole.

About the online hackathon

The hackathon will take place online during the Europe@School Inclusion Week which will be organised between 14 and 20 December. The Hackathon will take place on 17-18 December, and aim at gathering 40 participants, from Europe.

The specific objectives are:
  • Create a non-formal, open and stimulating environment for young people to think outside the box and develop innovative solutions to be more inclusive in the Europe@School activities.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills of 30 young people about the issues faced by young people with disabilities, young Roma and young migrants and refugees. How to include them in the activities and how to organise concrete activities at local level.
  • Ensure that the event will be open, accessible and inclusive to diverse groups, and especially to young people with disabilities, young Roma as well as young migrants and refugees

Tasks and responsibilities of the trainers:

  • Develop and prepare with the organisers the overall program and working methodology.
  • Prepare session outlines for each of the sessions.
  • Facilitate the sessions and provide a suitable learning environment for all participants.
  • Have an evaluation with the hackathon organisers during the training and a final evaluation after the event.
  • Prepare a final report 10 days after the hackathon at the latest.


  • Ability to develop an educational approach based on the principles and values of non-formal education.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and values related to the activity to the group of learners.
  • Previous experience in facilitating hackathons, creative labs, policy projects or brainstorming activities.
  • Ability to express thoughts, feelings and emotions clearly.
  • Sensitivity to diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to deal constructively with disagreements.
  • Ability to create an inspiring and safe learning environment.
  • Ability to stimulate active participation, by motivating and empowering learners.
  • Ability to manage a linguistically diverse group of young people.
  • Proficient user of English language, both in written and spoken English.
  • Familiarity with topics such as the European Union and youth participation is an asset.


Facilitator fee €400 paid by the organisers after the submission of the facilitator report.

Online platforms access and online tools will be provided by the organisers.

How to apply?

If interested, please send your CV and Motivation Letter to as soon as possible.