Multi-month Training 'Kompetenz International'

Multi-month training program

In this multi-month training program, IBG offers practice-oriented knowledge with a focus on leading and coordinating international teams and global learning.

The sensitization through 'Kompetenz International' is helping me a lot professionally, especially when conducting seminars, but also through various methods that I have learned here. The program gave me a lot more security when it comes to group leadership. In general, I find it easier to work in a group, especially in a university context.

Participant 2019

Learning Blocks

1. Kick-off meeting : introduction to the range of topics and the program, getting to know the participants and the scientific support, agreeing individual learning goals (online)

2. Group Leader Training : Preparation for leading an international work camp, units for conflict management, group dynamics, leadership styles, intercultural communication, etc. (13th-15th May in Fornsbach bei Stuttgart)

3. International Training / Messenger Weekend: Participation in an international training course with one of our partner organizations in another European country (5-10 days between June and September 2022) or participation in the IBG Messenger Weekend (July 1st-3rd, 2022).

4. Practice Your Experience : Coordination of an international work camp in Germany (2 to 3 weeks full-time, project by arrangement between June and September 2022)

5. Evaluation and evaluation: IBG Volunteers' Weekend (September 30th - October 3rd, 2022)

Goals and content

In international youth and volunteering projects, participants apply and test knowledge, reflect and develop their individual strengths and skills. The individual building blocks of INSPIRIT are designed so that the focus is on learning from and with each other.

Parts of the training series take place in English, others in German. The trainers are active youth workers in non-profit organizations for international youth work and well trained in working in international structures and networks.

The training course starts with an introduction with an individual definition of each participant's learning goals. At the end of the course, participants conculde with an analysis of the competences acquired and a transfer of experience in the context of multiplication events.

Successful participation is certified in a certificate stating the competencies. Participation should include all building blocks. There are a number of offers and free places for module 3; the selection is made after mutual agreement and availability.


This training course is open to students of all disciplines. Knowledge of English (B1) is required for participation and an interest in international youth work and volunteer services is highly recommended. There are a number of offers and free places for module 3; the selection is made after mutual agreement and availability. The number of participants is limited to 15.



We charge a fee of € 295 for the entire program including meals and simple accommodation. Travel costs to seminars are reimbursed 50%, the travel costs to the workcamp are fully reimbursed. Many elements of this training series will be funded by the BMFSFJ.

Apply now

Send us your application (with a motivation letter in English and a short CV) or contact us for more information on the program, the individual modules and the application. Email Lukas Wurtinger at:
Application deadline: February 25, 2022

Erasmus+ Project

Mgr. Ondřej Bárta, Social Research and Evaluation Freelance Professional, Czech Republic
Prof. Maurizio Merico, Department of Social and Political Studies, University of Salerno,Italy
Ph.D student Nadia Crescenzo, Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences, University of Salerno, Italy
Dr. Serena Quarta, Department of History, Society and Human Studies, University of Salerno, Italy
MA Zijad Nadaff, Social Research and Evaluation Freelance Professional, Germany

Erasmus Plus