A training course is a project under the Erasmus+ program, funded by the European Commission, aimed at young people and individuals active in the youth field (youth workers, members of youth associations, or volunteers in this area). Its main objective is to promote mobility and training through a course abroad that involves people from different European countries.
What is a Training Course?
How to make a good CV and Cover Letter?
Once you have found a project you like, to apply for a place, you will almost always have to send us your CV and your Cover Letter for that particular project. Both documents must be written in English or in the language of the country you have chosen to do the project.
These documents will be your introduction letter to the host association or hosting organisation, which will be in charge of the selection process. So don’t forget to write them with your target audience in mind: what would they like to know about you?
The first thing is to be aware that you are not applying for a job. It’s good to include your academic background and work experience, but emphasize particularly on any activities similar to a training course or related to your interests and skills.
Don’t worry about the language level, projects do not normally require a previous language level. However, if you can speak, write and/or understand another language, include it in your CV. Remember to adapt your CV to the country where you want to carry out your project. E.g.: In the UK it is frowned upon to include your photo on your CV.
Finally, remember to include your details correctly and up to date: full address, email, phone number, Skype account, date of birth, etc.
A motivation letter is a very personal thing. There are those who make it more formal – a well-ordered text, arguing why it should be selected – and those who make it more informal – a Prezi presentation, a video, or simply a text accompanied by photos. The important thing is that you maintain the style from beginning to end, that it has coherence.
A cover letter should include, divided into paragraphs or slides, the answers to the following questions:
Who are you?
Why do you want to participate?
What do you think you can bring, personally and professionally, to the project?
What do you think the project can bring to you personally and professionally?
Include your contact details, specify your sending association (in this case MUNDUS Association) and say goodbye with one of the many possible formal formulas in English.
Finally, even if you apply for several projects at the same time, remember to change at least one paragraph or a few sentences for each project, adapting it to the theme and the activities to be carried out.