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Start date: Feb 10, 2015, End date: Aug 9, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

International Training Course ‘Design Your thinking’ is dedicated to youth workers. Main activieties will take place in April 2015 in Gdańsk (Poland), whole project will last from January till June 2015. During 8 days training, 23 participants from 6 countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Germany, Spain) will have an opportunity to get familiar with innovative methods of youth work besed on design thinking methodology. Except training course during the project preparatory meeting, movie screenings, and workshops for NGOs from cities represented by partner organizations will be implemented. Group of participants is composed of youth workers. Some of them are professionals, some support NGO which work with youths as volunteers. What was crucial for us while choosing participants was fact that they can use skills they will get during the training directly in their work. Main aim of the Project is to equip participants in skills which enable them to work using innovative methods and base them on real youngsters needs. Next aim is raise of awareness how to work with youth so they would know how to use what they learned during non-formal education methods while looking for a job or start up their own business. Deep understanding of other cultures and ability to perceive diversity as source of innovation . During the Project we will use interactive, non-formal education methods, which will involve participants. We will focuse on experience exchange. All workshops will be base on pattern: experience-evaluation-new knowledge. We will use real cases of problems young people have during the training and try to find innovative solutions for them. Raise of competences of youth workers who will participate in project is main result. Moreover thanks to project we will be able to build international network of partners. We will also prepare manual with description of design thinking methods which are worth to be used while working with youth. In long term activities of projects will be much more innovative. Project will influence participants, organization they represented, youths they work with as well as local community.

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