Academy 2010: Empowering young leaders, the force ..
Academy 2010: Empowering young leaders, the force for change
Start date: Aug 1, 2010,
"The Academy" is an innovative, high-level, modular training activity aimed at experienced youth leaders and youth workers from 18 Countries across Europe, who have extensive experience at the local and national level. This event is designed as a focused and integrated solution to the needs of all National Scout Organizations in Europe. Its mainly aims at encourage them to improve and adapt current programmes and project by opening up programmes and structures to reflect the diverse societies in Europe today. The training also aims to promote new constructive ways of participation for young people to make their voices heard. The Academy put in place a very innovative approach thanks to the range of flexible modules that will appeal to the different skills and needs of the participants, offering them focused support with the opportunity to choose which sessions to attend on the basis of their learning needs. The specific contents of the sessions will cover four following areas:1. Non-formal education programmes as a fundamental tool to educate and empower youngpeople2. Training support of volunteers and youth leaders3. Strategic development of Youth NGOs4. New forms of youth NGO communication. The general objectives of the event are;- Deliver a motivating and informative meeting;" Stimulate youth leaders to reflect on the needs of their National Organizations and then to take actions to review strategies" Facilitate a transfer of knowledge empowering motivated, confident and skilled volunteers," Provide the space for sharing, challenging concepts and ways of thinking, exploring possibilities and developing new knowledge and practice on youth empowerment and participation.A number non-formal working methods will be used to involve the participants and creating a sense of shared purpose: audio-visual presentations, case studies, group discussions and team tasks, workshops and resource centre, role play games and different other active methods. The majority of the participants are under 30 years old.The activity will take place in Athens from the 261h to the 31 * of October 2010.
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