Volunteering

Understanding Europe

Understanding Europe Trainer

Understanding Europe Belgium is a project which provides four hour long EU Crash Courses to pupils of secondary schools across Belgium, from the 4th year and above. The Crash Courses are led by trainers and encourage pupils to become active citizens by providing a space to talk about European issues. The Trainers team is the key to the success of the project.

Why should you become a trainer?

Firstly, you need to be eager to learn. At the start of the school year, you will have to take part in a weekend-long training in order to give crash courses afterwards. During this weekend you will learn about the different modules, the EU and what the rest of the year will look like. You will also get the time to bond with the rest of the trainers, who you will be working closely together with during the course of the year. This year’s training will take place from the 12th to the 14th of October in Brussels. 

Secondly, you need to be a team-player. Being an Understanding Europe Trainer is not only about giving trainings, but also about taking care of the organisation. This means the team is also responsible for the financing of the project, statistics, the media coverage, fundraising and so much more. This is a unique opportunity to get a glimps of how organisations work behind the scenes and to learn about how to run an organisation. Don’t be daunted by this fact though, you are not alone. That’s why it’s called the Understanding Europe TEAM.

What do we offer you?

Being a trainer at Understanding Europe Belgium means more than learning about the EU and giving 4-hour-long workshops to high school students. Being a trainer is about empowering the youth and teaching them to think for themselves, but also about developing your own skills in a variety of different fields including public speaking and working with people from different backgrounds and ages.

With Understanding Europe you:

  • Join a team of dynamic bachelor students
  • Learn how to run an organisation
  • Evolve professionally & personally
  • Have access to an impressive network of ambitious students and alumni (European Youth Parliament)

Requirements to apply

  • You are between 18 and 25 years old
  • You live in Belgium
  • You speak English and if possible (not mandatory) French or Dutch with ease

This project has a great potential and it needs inspired and eager minds to be pushed through. Do you think you have what it takes? Join us!