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Creating your own working future
Start date: 01 Aug 2016, End date: 31 Dec 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Erasmus+: Mobility for youth workers “Creating your own working future” is based on the current societal need to empoweryoung people to be pro-active in searching for a job and to be flexible and creative. The base of being pro-active and creative is inner leadership: a strong personality which can carry the responsibility to rely on yourself and to make conscious decisions based on one´s own feelings and thoughts. We strongly believe that empowering young people through the process of inner leadership leads to increased employability. This training course will be organised in Lednice, Czech Republic, 20th - 27th October 2016. We will host 24 youth workers working directly with unemployed youth from 8 different countries: Czech Republic, Belgium, Armenia, Estonia, Italy, Moldova, Slovakia and Turkey. These youth workers have a strong power for supporting the youth they work with. In order to do support the unemployed youths effectively they first have to know themselves very well so they could help the others in discovering their potential, talents, desire and motivation in finding the job they are searching for. 'Selling yourself' is an often heard expression. But if you know yourself very well and you know what's motivating you, then you're closer to your personal core, and then you follow your own strong instinct instead of 'selling yourself'. There's a strong need of guiding young people to discover and use tools when they areapplying for their future job. It is important for young people to receive more than only knowledge and tailor-made information. They are really conducted by a personal touch: a good talk with an accessible, authentic and open minded youth worker who gives the youngster the feeling of recognition by taking their questions seriously. This encouragement from youth workers works as a reference for the young people to build a solid base of confidence for future experiences. The main aim of this training course is to enable youth workers to get to know themselves better and this self-knowledge will serve them better in helping the youth they work with in finding a job. The youth workers are perfectly positioned to directly apply their learning to their work with young people after this training course. This training course will be based on non-formal and informal education with a self-directed learning approach. We will focus on our main objectives: to supportparticipants in becoming more aware of themselves; to provide them with tools to support youths through a similar process; to discover the new Erasmus+ programme and its actions as a tool of supporting the objectives of this training. The training course will be characterized as highly participatory, interactive and by using experiential methods. The working methods will include case studies, working in pairs and small groups, team building activities, discussions, workshops developed by the participants and self-assessment.
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