and Semi-Plenary sessions
and Discussion Groups
in the congress
Plenary sessions will last
one hour and a half. Simultaneous translations will be provided
in the five official IFOTES languages: English, French, German,
Semi-plenary sessions will
last one hour and fifteen minutes. They are given twice with
half the audience attending each time. The topic is the same
for each semi-plenary: the results of the two research programmes
on TES work and volunteers conducted by the University of Geneva
(CH) and The University of Padua (I). Translations will be provided
in all five languages.
Parallel lectures will last
one hour, with two or three speakers. They will be translated
into two other languages. Some of the speakers will lead a one-hour
workshop or discussion group after their lecture.
Discussions groups will last
one hour. A moderator for each language will lead a debate on
the topic of the day.
Workshops will last one or
two hours. They will be interactive with about 15-20 participants
so the leader is expected to lead the whole session.
Please note that no simultaneous translations will be provided
Poster presentations: IFOTES
members Federations and partners have the opportunity to present
posters which show their best practices or projects in operating
Posters will be displayed in one of the halls during the entire
congress, and will be discussed at the poster presentation.
Each lecture and workshop is given a code.
Please indicate on your application form at least two options
from lectures and workshops listed in the programme for each
day, to help us allow as many people to attend the events of
Further details of your attendance at lectures
and participation in workshops will be given to you directly
before the congress starts, or at the registration desk.
During the congress our volunteer staff
will be pleased to help you in finding your workshop location,
as well as make your stay in Prato as comfortable as possible.