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Start date: Dec 1, 2010,

The general aim of this training course is to improve the knowledge and skills of international youth workers related topublic relations in order to improve the visibility and impact of international and intercultural youth projects with specificemphasis of YiA projects. It will take place in Maribor, Slovenia and it will last 7 days. The training course will gather 26volunteer youth workers from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, France, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia,Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. /The specific objectives of this training course are to encourage youth workers to take an analytic approach when planning communication with the media and the external public and to practice analytical skills related to this; to empower youth workers for direct communication with the media and the external public; to share, discuss and create different tools for communication with the public in intercultural youth projects,, especially in Youth in Action; to discuss and practice ways of welcoming and communicating with new members in youth organizations; to encourage participants to reflect on and develop common intercultural projects under the Youth in Action programme by putting their newly acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes into practice; to increase active participation of young people In Europe by making intercultural projects more visible.The training course will be based on non-formal education approach and experiential learning cycle, allowing for maximum involvement from participants. One of the outcomes of the training course will be a digital photobook consisting of photos from recent international youth projects of the promoters. Each photo will be accompanied by an appropriate note or a brief story explaining the background of the photo. The photobook will be a practical example of a visibility tool created by participants. Its general purpose will be to bring closer the idea of intercultural youth work to the "outsiders", Le. to people who have not been acquainted with its concepts and values yet.

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