What is Eduk8?
Eduk8 is ESN’s international training project, which aims to empower individuals with the tools and knowledge needed to educate and develop fellow members in the network. Every day ESN’ers all over Europe, work hard to support and develop our colourful network and while doing so they gain new skills and competences. These skills and competences can be hard to identify and put words to and that is where Eduk8 can make a difference.
EduK8 facilitates activities where underlying soft-skills can be identified and where participants can share know-how and learn from one-another in a structured, conscious and fun way!
Who will Eduk8?
The Eduk8 project includes the establishment of a Pool of Trainers consisting of ESN’ers who have completed special training courses. Through theoretical and practical education these trainers possesses the knowledge and tools needed to carry out trainings within the network. The aim is to provide quality trainings for international students and ESN’ers at all levels of the network.
This project has a non-formal educational approach - with a strong belief in learning by doing in the importance of engaging participants in motivating and inspiring activities where they can learn and develop.
Eduk8 can organise workshops on almost any topic. In the past workshops have been organised on topics like effective communication, team building and leadership, constructive feedback and conflict management - just to mention a few.
Who are the Eduk8 trainers?
The first generation of trainers attended an Eduk8 training event in Budapest, August 2011, which was followed by a second training for trainers event in August 2012 in Vrútky (Slovakia), and a third in August 2013 in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). In these T4T they gained the basic knowledge and techniques needed to be a trainer. They all come from different backgrounds and from different levels of ESN, but they all share an open mind, an eagerness to learn and last but not least a willingness to SHARE and Eduk8 their fellow ESN’ers.
EduK8 trainers can help organise local as well as national training events and can contribute to any ESN event.
The next Eduk8 event will be the T4T in August 2014 in Trento (Italy).
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ESN Sweden's Involvement
ESN Sweden has several trainers who have given workshops in local, national, and international events. Additionally, ESN Sweden has sent many participants to training events facilitated by Eduk8 trainers such as the Winter and Summer Training. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need a trainer for your next event!