Call for Participants YTA 2013

In order to adapt, grow and develop in an ever changing world, organisations are all looking for skilled members who are key to develop innovative and creative ideas; members who can learn fast and acquire skills even faster.

As it is not yet possible to acquire a skill that fast, we are still in need of Soft Skills Trainers who’s aim is to facilitate knowledge transfer. YTA is a unique opportunity to develop yourself along with like minded fellow from several organisations and backgrounds. Ever wanted to become a Trainer? What if this call was the opportunity you were looking for? Keep on reading and let’s find out!

When, where and how much?

Dates of YTA 2013: 30th November – 8th of December 2014
Participants are expecting to reach Budapest, Poland, on Saturday 30th November 2013 by 16:00.
The organisers, Young Pharmacy, Section Krakow, are preparing the event.

We will be hosted at the City Hostel of Krakow.

The fee to be paid for the YTA 2013 is 200 EUR. It includes accommodation, catering, travel cost in Krakow, training materials and other event related expenses.
The catering will be provided throughout the event (3 meals per day).
50 % of the fee (100 EUR) will be expected as a confirmation of participation after acceptance. An additional mail will be sent to selected participants.

Who can apply?

Any young individual aged from 18 to 35, involved in initiatives, projects, organisation for which transferring knowledge, experiences and best practices are key factors for individual and organisational development, can apply.

For many becoming a trainer is a call, a wish to give back and/or a path towards self development. Have a look at some elements about what it takes to be a trainer.
As you noticed, it requires a lot of dedication and next to the elements mentioned in the article above, we are expecting applicants who will demonstrate being:
– positive
– open-minded
– flexible
– hard worker
– responsible
– patient
– supportive
– team players

At Zero Generation, we tend to believe that what one gives is almost as important as what they can get from our events. If you think and feel that this event can benefit you, then keep on reading because this call is to host 20 participants.

How to apply?

In order to apply to this event, we will ask from you:
* A motivation letter stating why you are the right person to attend YTA 2013 (2 pages maximum)
* CV pointing out all the activities, initiatives, international projects you’ve been involved within and/or outside your organisation
* Support letter from a Trainer, aka Angel, willing and ready to follow up on your development and support you for the next year (till December 2014) (**) (***).
* To be ready to transfer 100 EUR as confirmation of your selection when that time will come.

Be aware that only complete applications will be considered for selection.

Do also take into consideration that, once selected, some preparation work will be expected from you before the event.

Selection Criteria

* Self presentation

* Experience in your organisation
* Participated in at least 1 training event (3 working days minimum)
* Diversity (organisation, gender, country, etc)
* Be available to deliver training for the next *** 3 years ***

NOTE: Next to the elements mentioned above, there is a part of subjectivity also from the trainers involved in the project. Whatever the result of the selection, we are ready and willing to provide some feedback to the applications; this might take some time though, depending on number of requests.


All the requested materials for your application must reach the address before 6th October 2013, 23:00 CET. There seems to be quite some time until deadline and we strongly advise you to start working on your application right away as this particular application may take more time you expect, especially reaching your future Angel.


For any questions, clarifications or just a chat about how it’s like to be a trainer just talk to any trainer you know or find the people responsible for YTA 2013 online aka Herve Tunga – Zero Generation / BEST:

We highly recommend to you to take the needed time to read all the materials, ask questions or clarifications and start preparing your application.

Best regards!

(*) You may be requested extra credentials to be recognise as Trainer in some of them. Contact your NGO Training Coordination for details.
(**) To support the development of YTA graduates, we set up an Angel Program.You can click to find the Angels Guidelines.
(***) If you don’t have a Trainer as Angel, let us know. We do have volunteers willing to take care of you.