It is our great pleasure to open a call to find the organisers for one of Eduk8's most highly anticipated events of the year: the Eduk8 Starter 2018! 
If you are looking for new challenges to refresh the motivation of your local section, this is the right moment! 
The following email and attachments provide a lot of detail for potential Organising Committees to be aware of. However, don’t be scared by the length and detail of these documents, we just want you to have all the information and support necessary when preparing your application!
Also, if you would like to know from previous OCs what to expect when organising an Eduk8 event, check out the interview with the OC of Eduk8 Starter Timisoara at the ESN blog!
Important mentioning is that looking at the feedback from the previous events, we decided to introduce some changes for the next Starter. Here is what is new:
  • Smaller groups per track, so that there is more chance for participants to share and more individual attention from trainers to the participants.
  • More spots for the event. We know that only 8 more spots might not seem like much, but we feel that if the overall number goes above 50 it will be harder to maintain the group cohesion needed for this event. Nonetheless, it's still more people that get the chance to attend.
  • More opportunity for Eduk8 Trainers to deliver the Starter: 3 instead of 2!

If you're thinking of applying, here is what you need to know:

Basic Information 

The Eduk8 Starter is a training event that aims at developing soft skills of ESN members through non-formal education (NFE). ESN members will learn the basic tools to design and deliver workshops through NFE, in order to start their life cycle to become future trainers.

16th - 25th of February 2017
23rd of February - 4th of March 2017
Duration of the event: 9 days from Saturday (arrivals day) to Sunday (departure day)
Number of spots: 48 participants, 6 trainers, 5 Eduk8 team members = total of 59 people
Participation fee: Around 160€, but the lower the better
Grant support: It will only be confirmed later in the year if this event will be supported with additional funding

What an OC should provide 

Accommodation: 9 nights (Tuesday to Sunday

Food: 8 breakfasts, 7-8  lunches, 7-8 dinners

Coffee breaks: For all days (twice a day)

Opening & closing sessions: One big room for these sessions, ready to welcome up to 60 people at the same time

Rooms: 3 classrooms for the workshops taking place simultaneously
1 working room for trainers and OC

More important information with specific requirements is available in the document attached.
**Please note that 6 trainers and 5 Eduk8 team members will arrive 2 days before and leave one day later than participants and would need accommodation and meals for these days**

Support for the application


The Eduk8 Events Manager, Julia Rausch, is available for support during the pre-application phase to provide vital comments and suggestions for improvement to your application and budget. Please use this opportunity and contact her at the latest one week before the deadline to submit applications by writing to [email protected].

Application & Election

The official deadline to submit an application is: 3rd of September 2017
Send a completed application form and budget to vicepreside[email protected] and the Eduk8 Team ([email protected]).
Please keep in mind: As the ESN Eduk8 Trainings are different from other ESN events, please be really careful about the list of requirements. The OC should also include the cost of the facilitators, Eduk8 team and mentor's participation fee. 
We are very much looking forward to seeing your applications!
In case you would like to receive more information about Eduk8 don't hesitate to contact the Eduk8 Team at [email protected]