Kompetenz International

Multi-month training program for students Erasmus+ project "INSPIRIT"

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

The entire training program is carried out through the Erasmus+ project "INSPIRIT" in cooperation with our partners of INEX SDA and Youth Action for Peace in Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic and will be accompanied scientifically (e.g. through interviews and learning diaries), with the focus on the development of the participants.

After the first successful round in 2019 and a break in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the training program will be continued in 2021.

The sensitization through INSPIRIT 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 of 'INSPIRIT' 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. (online training course mid/end of June 2021)

3. Practice Your Experience : Coordination of an international work camp in Germany (2 to 3 weeks full-time, project by arrangement between June and September 2021)

4. International Multiplication Training : International training for all participants from Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. Evaluation and reflection of the experiences from modules 2 and 3, deepening of the central further training topics and competence analysis. Then development of concepts and methods for further dissemination in a university context (24. - 30. September 2021 in Neu-Anspach near Frankfurt)

5. Share Your Experience : Implementation of a multiplication event at your own university, which is developed and prepared in module 4 (from October 2021 at the respective universities)

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.



There are no costs for the entire program (incl. meals, simple accommodation and travel reimbursement). This is only possible because many elements of the training series are funded either by the European Commission's Erasmus+ program or by the BMFSFJ. However, we charge a fee of € 50, which will be repaid after all components have been successfully completed.

Researchers Team

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