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Be On Time – Project About Time Understanding and efficiency in youth work
Start date: Jan 15, 2015, End date: Jan 14, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"Be On Time – Project About Time Understanding and efficiency in youth work", main theme is time management and making youth work more productive, stimulating cultural awareness on time perception with the purpose of understanding and accepting cultural diversity within EU and fostering social inclusion and European cohesion. The project takes place during 1 year: 15.01.2015 – 15.01.2016 and is structured in 3 steps and 2 main activities: training course, dissemination (piloting) of results through local activities and youth exchange, followed by dissemination, multiplication and follow up. The promoters of this project are 6 youth organizations from Romania, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland and Slovenia, experienced in implementation of European projects, but whose staff needs time management abilities development. The staff will afterwards train young people and youth workers to be responsible, punctual, experienced, to efficiently manage their time, using non-formal instruments in their activity and also to fight against prejudices by understanding stereotypes, all in the context of developing intercultural dialogue. The objectives of the project are: developing time management abilities of the promoters’ personnel, developing practical abilities in time management for young people, developing conflict management competences, fostering tolerant attitudes and encouraging intercultural dialogue, improving the capacity of organizational management for the 6 promoters and increasing the visibility of non-formal education in European communities, all in conformity with the objectives and priorities of the Erasmus+ program in the youth filed. 1st main activity, the training course will take place in Ramnicu Sarat, Romania, 20 - 29 of April 2015, with a target group of 24 youth workers, personnel of promoter organizations, considering gender equality. The youth workers will benefit from a learning process guided by the trainers with non-formal methods and instruments. Main activities and methods of the training course are: get-to-know-each-other games, role-plays, energizers, icebreakers, presentations, seminars, NGO fair, workshops, team-buildings, debate, fishbowl, speed dating, brainstorming, debriefing, round tables, video tools, group reflections, Youthpass reflection, intercultural evenings, feed-back forms and also time efficiency methods: Gantt’s diagram, clock card, setting SMART objectives, Google calendar, Google notice, etc. 2nd main activity, the youth exchange, will take place in Ramnicu Sarat, Romania, 08 of August - 17 of August 2015, with a target group of 30 young people and 6 group leaders, considering gender balance. The activity it’s structured as a complex street campaign which promotes active citizenship and social cohesion. The main non-formal methods used: get-to-know-each-other and socializing games, media & social media campaigns, street animations, PhotoVoice, workshops, forum theatre, intercultural evenings, public café, flash-mob, energizers, evaluations and self-evaluations. The implementation of this project will have a sustainable impact on the community and transferable results, as it will increase the management capacity of multiple structures from civil society; prepares young people and youth workers to be competent, punctual, responsible and efficient; delivers non-formal methods and instruments on time management, very useful in all sectors: NGOs, public and private area. On long term, the assimilated learning process will led to developed local and European community, with well-prepared, competent people and structures with efficient management, all giving added value in the EU.

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