Call for Participants YTA 2014

In order to adapt, grow and develop in an ever changing world, organisations are all looking for skilled members who are keys in implementing innovative and creative ideas; members who can learn fast, acquire skills and implement them to support personal and organisation development, such as in the fiction illustrated below…

As it is not yet possible to acquire skill sets that fast, we are still in need of Soft Skills Trainers who’s main aim is to facilitate knowledge acquisition and transfer, skills mastery, even attitude change.

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! The Youth Trainers Academy is a unique opportunity to develop yourself along like minded fellow trainers’ community from several organisations and backgrounds.

When, where and how much?

Dates of YTA 2014: 14th-22nd November 2014.
Participants are expecting to reach Budapest, Hungary, on Friday 14th November 2014 by 16:00.
The organisers, FDE – umbrella organisation gathering Higher Education Student Organisations, are preparing the event.

We will be hosted at the Hostel California of Budapest.

The fee to be paid for the YTA 2014 will be:
– 200 EUR for students;

– 300 EUR for young professionals.

It includes accommodation, catering, travel cost in Budapest, training materials and other event related expenses.
The catering will be provided throughout the event (3 meals per day).
Part 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.

For many, becoming a trainer is a call, a wish to give back and/or a path towards self development. You can have a look at some elements about what it takes to be a trainer, that will illustrate some of the elements expected from you.
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 2014 (2 A4 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 2015) (**) (***).
* 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 1st October 2014, 23:00 CET. We strongly advise you to start working on your application right away as collecting everything may take more time than you expect, especially choosing your future Angel.


Still here… If you have questions about developing your application, further and 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 2014 online aka Herve Tunga – (Zero Generation / BEST): The choice is yours to make…

We highly recommend to you to take the needed time to read all the materials, ask questions or clarifications and start preparing your application. This go, of course, if you go on and take the Trainer’s pill!

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.