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The project “TRAIN THE UNKNOWN TRAINER” (TUT) is created on the background of the raising challenges of refugee movements in global and European perspective. According to the UNHCR statistics, 2015 was the year with the highest number of forcibly displaced people worldwide, since World War II. About 1 Million refugees came to Europe in 2015 and the media presented since summer nearly daily shocking pictures about the situation of the refugees in different European countries. But next to all challenges and shocking information according to the so called “refugee crisis in Europe”, there was always also a lot of information about an amazing number of voluntary people, who helped the refugees, who arrived very often suddenly and unexpected in front of the houses of the people. Many voluntary people, who never did such kind of job before, were suddenly asked to help the suffering refugees, who arrived at their town, village, street, and houses. Great stories of humanity happened according to the refugee crisis in Europe developed. Some of these stories were published in the media, but a most of them happened unknown and the helpers and beneficiaries, were not recognized in any way. Voluntary helper are one of the most important ressources in Europe to overcome suffering and needs of the refugees in need. Although these amazing and positive experiences were made in an uncounted number in Europe in the last years, it is also an indicator for the enormous challenge in view on “education and training” for all that “unknown” people, who do a great job in view on the refugee crisis without any training and far from any perception by the society.The project “TRAIN THE UNKNOWN TRAINER” (TUT), takes the voluntary helpers in focus, who are called “unknown people” in the project. The project asks for their “unknown” tasks and “unknown” needs according to their engagement for the refugees. The experiences of the project partners are, that the every one, who is engaged in the support of refuges is working on two levels. One level is to satisfy the very basic needs of the refugees (food, cloth, place to stay), the other level is to train and to introduce the refugees in many things. Some of these training needs are:- language- public transport, school system and others- culture and traditions – administration in the hosting country- social and communication techniques in the hosting country- private and public life- vocational skillsBecause of all these needs of “training and introduction” of the refugees, “UNKNOWN TRAINERS” are in the middle of all activities in the present project.To strengthen the training and teaching competences of these “UNKNOWN TRAINERS” is the leading aim, of the present project. According to this main aim the project partners are going to work on the following questions according to the training needs of the “UNKNOWN TRAINERS”:a. How to get acces to training opportunities and how to get access to training opportunities according to my needs and opportunities (costs, places, level, ….), are questions of the “UNKNOWN TRAINERS”.b. What are the competences I need for training, teaching and helping the refugees? c. What are my special needs for training according to my work with refugees? (e.g. Language, intercultural, interreligious needs…)c. How to find and be sure to get a good quality trainings (quality management, standardization, trainer’s competences…)d. How to get qualifications and certifications, which are usefull also for vocational futures (e.g. Europass).e. How to go on and to rach a sustainable system for training activities and further education? (coaching, further training programmes,…)To realize this aims the project “TRAIN THE UNKOWN TRAINERS” is going to use present resources and networks of the participating churches and beyond them other contacts and networks, to create as soon as possible a useful, fitting and high quality structure for trainings for “UNKOWN TRAINERS”. Because the time is running and beyond first motivation to help the refugees, who stranded in front of the houses of the European citizens, all day life with all its own challenges will come back very soon. And without good structures for supporting the helpers “will may change into suffering and complaining”, which is able to destroy the important and necessary help, motivation and resources of the “UNKNOWN TRAINERS” in Europe.