HUMOUR IS SERIOUS BUSINESS

Training Course in Austria!

Title: HUMOUR IS SERIOUS BUSINESS
Venue: Velden am Wörthersee, Austria
Date: 5th – 12th November, 2018
We’re looking for: 3 participants

Deadline to submit your completed application is October 9th, 2018
I’m your APPLICATION form! :)
Only selected participants will be informed on October 10th, 2018
Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.

About the project

‘Humour is Serious Business’ is a Training Programme aimed at youth work practitioners from a wide range of countries who have an interest in and commitment to the examination and use of Humour as a pro-active and de-
liberate methodology in their work with young people and other youth work communities.
Aims:
The programme aims to provide space and time for participants to examine a multitude of issues, concerns and questions related to the use of Humour in an effort to increase their skills, knowledge and experience of Humour as an effective method of engaging young people. Participants will come away from the training much better informed and ‘upskilled’ with a clear direction of how they can use humour in their work setting and with a clear plan
for developing a locally-based project which they will document to further inform the discussion regarding Humour as a mechanism which can be used effectively in engaging young people.

Objectives of the project:

– upskilling youth work practitioners in the use of humour as an effective tool for engaging young people and youth work communities
– enhancing knowledge of the various types of humour so as to in crease understanding of how, where, when and why it can be applied
– increasing awareness of how humour can be used as a pro-active and deliberate methodology in youth work and not just as a natural consequence of and response to specific situations
– consider cultural differences in humour and understand better how these can be used to support and inform youth work practice
– providing space and time for practitioners to reflect upon the use of their own sense of humour and consider where it can be altered to support their practice
– challenge participants to step out of their ‘comfort zone’ in order to appreciate their own commitment to learning
developing local humour-based programmes to test methodologies and techniques with a view to informing humour-based practice
– the development of a number of join actions between partner organisations

Accomodation:

KINDER & JUGENDERLEBNISHOTEL (Anton-Falle-Str. 14 / Drobollach) http://www.jugenderlebnishotel.at
We will share nationalities among the rooms. There is a bathroom/shower in each room. Bed linen will be provided by the hostel. Please take some towels with you. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks will be provided in the hotel during the whole project.
As you can check in the website, the place offers different activities and possibilities and it can be enjoyed by the participants. Don’t forget your swimming clothes because there is an amazing lake and an indoor swimming pool in the Hostel Cap Wörth!

Financial matters:

Local board and lodging are fully covered.
Travel (flights, trains, buses, other means of transport) expenses are compensated (up to 100%), based on the actual expenses incurred and the distance from your location of residence to the location of the project (Austria). In case of Hungary the available sum is 275 Euro/participant. You will be reimbursed with 100% of your travel costs up to  275 euro*.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 30 EURO

Deadline to submit your completed application is October 9th, 2018
I’m your APPLICATION form! :)
Only selected participants will be informed on October 10th, 2018
Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.