European Challenge is a seven-day training which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia from 29th Oct. to 6th Nov. 2012. The training will be organized by Inkluzivni pokret which is also hosting organization of the project. The participants are 30 youth workers, youth leaders or civil servants actively working in youth organisations or youth services, from Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Latvia, Croatia and Serbia. The training aims to explore and analyze inclusive youth work and the potential of international youth projects in achieving inclusion through youth entrepreneurship. The Objectives are: to share methods and approaches of youth inclusion, look at the reality of unemployment and inclusion youth work in different European and SEE countries, share real life experiences and good practices in this field with international colleagues, bring a clear view on the possibilities in the Youth in Action programme in inclusion, establish new partnerships for the improvement of quality in international youth work and develop project ideas into concrete plans. The training is based on learning by participation methodology and non formal learning methods (work in small groups, discussions, role plays etc). It is expected to assist individuals to develop their skills by experiencing activities in a safe and friendly atmosphere at the workshop. The participants will be able to transfer on their own turn the new skills in their life and act as multipliers in the broad community. Beside workshops the participants will have opportunity to visit The Belgrade Youth Office City Government of Belgrade, also see an example of inclusive practice in Serbia by visiting organisation Društvo za pomoć osobama ometenim u razvoju Stari grad, which has a daily center for mentally challenged people. This will be followed by a discussion about idea of daily centers and if they are really connected with inclusion and what is the situation in participant countries.
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