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Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Oct 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Equi-vision is a dynamic social enterprise aiming to offer practical advice that can motivate and mobilise communities to achieve the best possible outcome in their personal and professional lives through training, personal development and job brokerage. The Cultural Association for Theatre and Origami in Romania, A.C.T.O.R. has the mission to empower its beneficiaries (children, young people, adults) using art tools to discover new ways of self-expression, which can strengthen their self-confidence, help them find their right place in community and develop in harmony with themselves and with the society.A.C.T.O.R. has a vast Grundtvig and EVS history, hosting more than 100 volunteers from all around the world, coordinating more that 30 different projects cooperating with the National and Executive Agencies and sending almost 100 volunteers in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. This project proposes a one week job shadowing which aims to develop a strong European component of our work. , as the best way to ensure the success of our EVS projects is to develop a range of skills and abilities among our team. Our objectives for this job shadowing which is going to involve three youth workers are: 1. to develop Equi-Vision youth workers' skills for offering advice and guidance for employment in the European labour market, by shadowing ACTOR's youth workers and learning how to effectively use tools such as Europass CV, Europass Mobility Document and Youthpass. 2. to develop Equi-Vision youth workers' skills for intercultural communication & team work 3. to increase Equi-Vision youth workers' confidence in dealing with international work contexts. Ricky Oyetunji is a qualified youth worker who volunteered with us for more than two years and who became very active in our organisation since we started our European involvement Tsige Dejenne is an older youth worker who volunteered extensively with Equi-Vision and has years of experience in youth & community work. Yvonne Wilson is the third youth worker to take part in this project. Despite being also the director of Equi-Vision, Yvonne acts as a youth worker in many of our projects, her background in this field shaping the way our organisation operates and focuses on young people. The job shadowing will take place in Bucharest, Romania from 08.06. 2015 to 14.06.2015 The three British youth workers will use five types of methods of learning such as Team Meetings, Individual Meetings, Observations, Simulations, Forum Theatre, Visits to local organisations, Regular Briefings and Job Sharing. The impact of the project will be a very positive one at three levels: For the youth workers involved in this project, the project will generate increased skills and competences, more work satisfaction and will contribute to an increased motivation. At the end of the project they will be able to initiate new projects involving European partners and plan them having the development of young people at heart, will understand better the motivations of an EVS volunteer, the difficulties faced by him/her and ways of supporting their activity. The impact on the development and practice of Equi-Vision is going to be a major one, as the organisation will be much better equipped to fully engage into an EVS project, being able not only to secure the grant, but especially to deliver a high quality project fully complying with the EVS charter. The networking opportunity offered by this project will be very important as the two organisations are very likely to continue this project into an EVS one, and also ACTOR is willing to introduce Equi-Vision to some of its established international partners. This project will allow Equi-Vision to expand their portfolio of projects and funding and established itself as a EVS champion in Brent. For the young people from London , especially Brent, and Bucharest, this project will have an enormous positive impact as it will generate new opportunities and new approaches. Due to the dissemination and exploitation of the results, at least 100 young people and 100 youth workers from London will find out about the opportunities offered by Erasmus+ and will be invited to get in touch with Equi-Vision and ACTOR for exploring ways of getting involved. 10 organisations from West London will be informed about Erasmus + opportunities and 3 of them will be supported to register as EVS accredited organisations.

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