Kompetenz International

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

Finding your way in international and intercultural structures and acting in international teams is becoming increasingly important in all areas of our everyday life. In this training program lasting several months, IBG offers practice-oriented knowledge with a focus on leading and coordinating international teams and global learning.

The entire training program will be carried out as part of the Erasmus+ project "INSPIRIT" 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 corona-related break in 2020, the training program will now be continued in 2021.

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 of 'Kompetenz international' 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. (13. - 16. Mai 2021 in Fornsbach near Stuttgart)

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 work projects, participants apply and test knowledge, reflect and develop their individual strengths and skills. The individual building blocks of 'Kompetenz International' 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 themselves active in non-profit organizations for international youth work and work 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.


Basically, 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.


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: projekte@ibg-workcamps.org
Application deadline: February 28, 2021

International partners

INEX SDA - Czech Republic
Youth Action for Peace - Italy

Academic researchers:
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

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