Multi-month Training 'Kompetenz International'

Learn how to coordinate international teams and convey global learning topics

In this multi-month training program, IBG offered 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


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 )

2. Group Leader Training : Preparation for leading an international work camp, units for conflict management, group dynamics, leadership styles, intercultural communication, etc.

3. International Training / Eco-Messenger Workshop : Participation in an international training course with one of our partner organizations in another European country or the implementation of an "Eco-Messenger Workshop" in one of our international work camps in Germany

4. Practice Your Experience : Coordination of an international work camp in Germany

5. Evaluation and analysis : IBG Volunteers' Weekend

Goals and content

Kompetenz International Auswertungsseminar

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.

Cost & Reimbursement


For the entire program, including food and basic accommodation, we charge a deposit of €50, which you will get back if you successfully complete all the modules. Travel expenses to seminars and work camps will be partially or fully reimbursed.

You will receive an expense allowance of €100 per week for leading the work camp (150€ for work camps with teenagers). A flat rate of €200 is available for your travel costs and other expenses for the camp. Many elements of the training series are funded by the BMFSFJ.

Erasmus+ Project 'INSPIRIT'

In the 'Kompetenz International' training program, we build on our experience from the Erasmus+ project 'INSPIRIT', which we carried out from 2019 to 2021 with our partner organizations INEX-SDA in the Czech Republic and YAP in Italy.

In the project, we explores how non-formal learning processes can be recognized in formal education systems such as universities. The participants of training programs for group leaders were accompanied scientifically in three countries.

The handbook 'INSPIRIT - Our journey towards recognition of non-formal learning inside the formal education system' that emerged from the project summarizes the most important findings. The complete project report for 'INSPIRIT' can be read and downloaded here.

Apart from the peer learning aspect, none of the other learning contexts are regularly used in the mainstream formal education system which, again, creates potential for the workcamp leadership experience to become a valued complementary learning opportunity.

Ondřej Bárta
Social Research and Evaluation Freelance Professional


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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