“1st European Youth Conference: Recognition"
Start date: Jan 1, 2013,
One of the main challenges of European youth work is the recognition of the value of youth work as non-formal learning among public and private institutions as well as among the general population on one hand and the recognition of learning outcomes of youth participating in youth work activities on the other hand. Facing the challenges of the new EU program “Erasmus for all” the requested project proposal therefore focuses on the two interlinked processes of formal/political as well as social recognition of youth work and non-formal learning. The objectives of the project are:• To faciliate the communication between the involved stakeholders• To foster the transfer of knowledge within the EU27• To increase the transparency and quality of YW and NFL activitiesThe participants of the Youth Conference (YC) will join a intense week working on sharing their experiences:• How to faciliate the communication between the involved stakeholders• How to foster the transfer of knowledge within EU27• How to increase the transparency and quality of YW and NFL activitiesThe activities are based on principles & practice of non-formal learning including various activities as open space, lectures/speeches/inputs, floors include. exercises, simulations, which are creating situations for deeper personal reflection, followed by concentrated debriefing, work in small mixed groups, inputs, presentations & discussion of results, e.g. through fishbowl-method, field trips, meetings & roundtables, workshops, free time activities & intercultural activities. The methods are based on a learning process & stimulating creativity, active participation and initiative. Last but not least is to get connected and finding synergy-effects between us and new projects under the umbrella of YiA Programme of the European Commission. The “1st European Youth Conference: Strengthening the Recognition of Non-formal Education in European Youth Work” will take place in Warsaw, Poland 22.04.-28.04.2013
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