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Create your future now - Sustainofutureland
Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Oct 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Create your future now - "SUSTAINOFUTURELAND" was an intensive 8-day training course for 25 youth workers coming from 12 different countries (Slovakia, Austria, Romania, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Bulgaria and Russia). The project took place in Žilina region, (Demänovská dolina, Hotel Junior Jasná) Slovakia from 22nd to 30th of July 2015. Change of venue and date of the activity was carried out on 02. 09. 2015 a request that was sent to the contact person. Exclusion of the planned Serbian partner country of the theoretical part of the project was implemented 03/09/2015 given that it has been approved a financial contribution for the country because of its failure to apply the financial section. The project aimed to empower the participants to implement employability and entrepreneurship projects at local and international level, with a focus on sustainable development. Project objectives: O1. to explore how youth work can raise the employability and entrepreneurship of young people, especially through, volunteering, participation, empowerment and non-formal education O2. to enable participants to use ecodesign tools in EOL for the analysis, communication, promotion and management of their projects aiming to raise employment of young people; O2a. Stimulating participants to share their personal and professional practices in using eco-design practices in youth work through teamwork and networking; O2b. Raising the employability of the participants through improving environmental skills and adopting sustainable practices. O2c. Promoting the European cooperation in the youth field by the use of ecodesign tools; O3. To practice a series of tools in providing support, assessment, orientation, inspiration and counselling, especially efficient communication, appreciative inquiry, feedback & self-assessment, and strength-based coaching O4. to explore how the ERASMUS+ programme can support the entrepreneurship and employability of young people, and to foster respective follow-up projects and partnerships Methodology: The training was based on non-formal education. Methods used: icebreakers, name games, teambuilding, energizers, working in intercultural subgroups, debate, e-workshop, international cafe, brainstorming, case study etc. Achievements, impact, long-term benefits: The various stages of evaluation show that the learning objectives set for this training course have been met, as well as the strategic objectives. We are confident that the participants will implement their learning points and follow-up plans and thus contribute to raising the employability and entrepreneurship of young people in tehir communities, as well at the encouragement of sustainble practices.

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