The European Regions of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is pleased to launch the present Call for Participants for The Academy 2019, which is scheduled to take place in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, from 2 to 7 November 2019.
What is The Academy?
The Academy is a unique Scout and Guide event designed to provide participants with high quality training and networking opportunities around the core priorities of WAGGGS and WOSM European Regions.
Who should attend The Academy?
The event is open to everyone holding a position at National or Regional Level in any of our Associations, from members of particular working groups to Chief Commissioners.
What are the topics at The Academy?
During the event, participants will be able to choose learning pathways. We would like to encourage participants to choose from a variety of sessions per day (ideally from the same of similar pathways), composing their own training plan to match their position and particular needs. A broad range of sessions dealing with different areas of work will be offered simultaneously, with enough on offer to make the event interesting for everyone.
A detailed description of each session, providing goals, objectives and expected outcomes, will be published on the website of The Academy no later than the 1 October 2019.
In addition to the sessions, the host team will organise various social activities. The participation fee excludes any additional cost of social activities outside of the Academy “educational” Programme.
How to register for The Academy?
The registration will be open from 3 September 2019 until 10 October and you can register online here:
Please note that you must have your International Commissioner’s approval to register.
The participation fee is EUR 290 and includes accommodation in triple room, meals and tea/coffee breaks, free access to the venue’s facilities, as well as session materials for the full event.
Participants’ accommodation will be provided on the following basis: shared rooms (triple, quadruple), full board, two coffee breaks (per day), lunch & dinner, use of conference rooms and free internet access. Special requests such as single rooms will be assessed upon availability and at an extra cost.
The Academy will take place at the Kompas Hotel in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. For more information about the venue, please visit: https://www.kranjska-gora.si/en/accommodation/hotels/hotel-kompas
Due to a restrictive cancellations policy applied by the venue, we are urging all associations to ensure their participants are registered on time.
All participants should make their own travel arrangements and, if necessary, obtain a visa. If you require an official invitation letter to obtain a visa please complete all information in the application form. Please be aware that it may take a significant amount of time to obtain a visa so please apply early enough.
Participants wishing to attend the full event will be expected to arrive on Saturday 2 November to start the programme at 19.30 (following the provided dinner), and departure is at any time on Thursday 7 November 2019.
Information on travel to Kranjska Gora, through Ljubljana and nearby International Airports, will be soon available on the official Academy website.
Funding to support participation
We are happy to inform you that we have grants available for each MO/NSO/NSA. We will contact you directly for further information on the support.
Participants who have difficulties with the fee and travelling costs should contact in confidence their WOSM Regional Director or their WAGGGS Member Organisation Relationship Manager to request information on the possibility of financial assistance from the Region.
The event will be held in English. All participants are requested to be able to effectively communicate in this language.
All additional information can be found at the official Academy website www.thesgacademy.eu
If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Eirini Kappou from WAGGGS Brussels office or Samia Fitouri from the World Scout Bureau Europe Support Centre Brussels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The European Scout Region and the Europe Region WAGGGS do not cover the participants for insurance neither during the event nor during the travel to or from the venue. Please note that it is the exclusive responsibility of the Associations to check and make sure that participants are covered by insurance (illness, accident, repatriation).
If participants wish to cancel within one month of the event, the Europe Region WAGGGS will invoice any non-refundable cancellation fees that may apply.