Human Resources European School in Moscow: “The Higher the Intensity, the Greater the Fun!”


In AEGEE, every­thing is relat­ed to people.Therefore tak­ing part in a human resources train­ing is a must for every­one. The Mini-HRES offers you the chance to take part in an amaz­ing three-day train­ing from 24th to 27th of May — in beau­ti­ful Moscow. You want to know more? Read this inter­view with orga­niz­er and for­mer Acad­e­my Speak­er Anto­nis Tri­antafyl­lakis.

Gold­en Times: What can par­tic­i­pants learn at mini-HRES Mosk­va 2018?
Anto­nis Tri­antafyl­lakis: The par­tic­i­pants will devel­op com­pe­tences rel­e­vant to the field of Human Resource man­age­ment, such as recruit­ment, moti­va­tion, con­flict res­o­lu­tion, team man­age­ment, strate­gic plan­ning and oth­ers. More in detail, the par­tic­i­pants will:
• gain knowl­edge on the chal­lenges and solu­tions in human resources man­age­ment in youth orga­ni­za­tions. You will learn what it takes to effec­tive­ly attract, select, inte­grate, devel­op and main­tain mem­bers.
• devel­op skills in the field of recruit­ment, group dynam­ics, moti­va­tion, con­flict man­age­ment and strate­gic plan­ning
• and get an insight into the impact and sig­nif­i­cance of being a stu­dent mul­ti­pli­er in soci­ety and in a per­son­al dimen­sion. We will con­sult and give feed­back to each oth­er on best prac­tices and human resources con­cepts used in our organ­i­sa­tions back home.

Gold­en Times: Who should apply? What’s the ide­al par­tic­i­pant?
Anto­nis: The Mini-HRES Mosk­va 2018 is open to AEGEEans and mem­bers of oth­er inter­na­tion­al youth organ­i­sa­tions who:
• have a strong inter­est in the field of HR and are will­ing to improve human resources on local or inter­na­tion­al lev­el,
• are respon­si­ble for human resources in their organ­i­sa­tions or have a strong moti­va­tion to become so,
• are ready for self-devel­op­ment, ques­tion­ing them­selves and are open to feed­back,
• would like to be part of an inter­na­tion­al learn­ing expe­ri­ence,
• can com­mu­ni­cate in Eng­lish.
So, if you intend to be or already are in a posi­tion that requires putting human resources relat­ed skills in prac­tice, this is for you! Put your moti­va­tion in your appli­ca­tion and see you in Moscow!

Gold­en Times: Can you give more exam­ples where the par­tic­i­pants they apply the knowl­edge?
Anto­nis: AEGEE is one of those mag­i­cal organ­i­sa­tions that devel­op the “trans­ver­sal skills” of young peo­ple, sim­ply by giv­ing them count­less oppor­tu­ni­ties to put them in prac­tice and learn from that. Pret­ty much every job requires work­ing in a team and if you already have expe­ri­ence work­ing in inter­na­tion­al and mul­ti-cul­tur­al teams, such as those AEGEE so open­ly offers to our mem­bers, you have vast­ly improved your employ­a­bil­i­ty at an era famous for alarm­ing­ly high lev­els of youth unem­ploy­ment, despite our exten­sive for­mal edu­ca­tion and our means to con­nect in a glob­alised envi­ron­ment. Devel­op­ing the skills to do so in a struc­tured man­ner, such as the one offered by train­ing cours­es of AEGEE-Acad­e­my, can give young peo­ple a huge advan­tage in their future jobs. That is espe­cial­ly the case in this one, that not only devel­ops skills relat­ed to any­one required to ever work in a team, but specif­i­cal­ly to those aspir­ing to work in coor­di­nat­ing posi­tions in this field, such as lead­ing teams and man­ag­ing projects!

Gold­en Times: The event is a new con­cept. Why did you decide to organ­ise it?
Anto­nis: Euro­pean Schools have been around since the 1990s. AEGEE was the first to estab­lish its own pool of train­ers, now known as AEGEE-Acad­e­my! The Mini Euro­pean Schools how­ev­er are indeed a new con­cept that AEGEE-Acad­e­my start­ed pilot­ing a cou­ple of years ago, as a way to reach more peo­ple who are moti­vat­ed to devel­op their skills, but due to their jobs and stud­ies can’t devote a full week to attend a full Euro­pean School. Mini-ES have a short­er dura­tion, are very inten­sive and can there­fore pro­vide a per­fect teas­er for more peo­ple to expe­ri­ence the val­ue of a train­ing activ­i­ty based on non-for­mal edu­ca­tion method­olo­gies, so those attend­ing that want to fur­ther devel­op their skills can be even more ready and excit­ed to attend a week-long train­ing course in the future.

Gold­en Times: Who are the train­ers?
Anto­nis: Let me present the team:
• Alex­ia Thomas from AEGEE-Acad­e­my, a pas­sion­ate human­ist, for­mer mem­ber of the Human Resources Com­mit­tee, whose stud­ies are relat­ed to human resources and has coor­di­nat­ed var­i­ous teams and events in AEGEE;
• Asli­han Ben­er from EESTEC, a devout prob­lem solver, ex Chair­woman of EESTEC, who has led var­i­ous inter­na­tion­al teams and has deliv­ered more than 250 hours of train­ing;
• Final­ly, yours tru­ly, Anto­nis Tri­antafyl­lakis from AEGEE-Acad­e­my, a world explor­er, who has coor­di­nat­ed sev­er­al inter­na­tion­al teams in AEGEE and deliv­ered more than 500 hours of train­ing to more than 800 young peo­ple.
A triple “A” team, ready to rock Moscow!

Gold­en Times: Is the train­ing very inten­sive?
Anto­nis: With more than 20 hours of con­tent in about three days, it most def­i­nite­ly is! But we are talk­ing about non-for­mal edu­ca­tion here, so the par­tic­i­pants will devel­op skills based on a high­ly inter­ac­tive struc­ture, full of games and group work. It’s safe to say that, in this con­text, the high­er the inten­si­ty, the greater the fun!

AEGEE-Mosk­va will offer you great hos­pi­tal­i­ty!

Gold­en Times: The event is tak­ing place in Moscow. Is there also time to dis­cov­er the city?
Anto­nis: Moscow is a beau­ti­ful city, so it would be unfair to not show some parts of it to our par­tic­i­pants. Since this is an inten­sive train­ing course how­ev­er, most of the time will nat­u­ral­ly be spent on devel­op­ing the skills our par­tic­i­pants will be com­ing moti­vat­ed to advance, so the love­ly organ­is­ers have bril­liant­ly come up with the idea to have parts of the train­ing be held in a “hid­den trea­sure” part of Moscow! That being said, the organ­is­ers are of course ready to sug­gest plen­ty more places to vis­it and things to do in the city for the extra time our par­tic­i­pants will be stay­ing there.

Gold­en Times: What can you tell about the social pro­gramme?
Anto­nis: The inten­si­ty of the sched­ule shouldn’t hin­der the social char­ac­ter of an AEGEE event. We’ll keep it sim­ple for the par­tic­i­pants to be able to pay full atten­tion to the con­tent, but every night there will be fun activ­i­ties pro­vid­ed by AEGEE-Mosk­va for our par­tic­i­pants to get the most out of every aspect of the event! And you can of course expect a Euro­pean Night, because what would AEGEE be with­out AEGEE spir­it?

Gold­en Times: How much does it cost to apply — and what’s includ­ed?
Anto­nis: The fee for the event is 55 Euros and it cov­ers accom­mo­da­tion in a hos­tel, three meals per day, all tuition mate­ri­als and local trans­porta­tion dur­ing the event. It’s a bar­gain!

See you soon in Moscow!

Gold­en Times: When does the event take place, what’s the dead­line and how many peo­ple can get a place?
Anto­nis: Mini-HRES Mosk­va 2018 will begin on 24th of May at at 16:00 and end on 27th of May at 14:00. We have a place for 20 high­ly moti­vat­ed par­tic­i­pants. The appli­ca­tion peri­od is already on, so hur­ry up and apply until 25th of March to get a place in this amaz­ing event!
Gold­en Times: Where can inter­est­ed peo­ple find out more about the event and apply?
Anto­nis: Those already excit­ed can fill in our appli­ca­tion form on! Stay up to date by fol­low­ing, attend­ing and shar­ing our Face­book event:

Gold­en Times: Any­thing you want to add?
Anto­nis: This event is organ­ised through a col­lab­o­ra­tion between AEGEE-Acad­e­my, the Human Resources Com­mit­tee of AEGEE and AEGEE-Mosk­va, so those apply­ing should be ready for a real­ly high qual­i­ty train­ing event.