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Out of the Box
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Oct 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

‘Out of the Box’ is a training course on creating and developing new projects within Erasmus+ whilst learning best practices on how to maintain a project and give it life. SPYS has a main aim to develop youths towards good and honest citizens and this project ensures a positive impact and participation of the youths towards the community. ‘Out of the Box’ aims to train youths and engineer their project planning within their youth work organisations in social entrepreneurship and project maintenance in their working culture. The training course will use a variety of workshops and other non formal methods to see the way of how an idea can be driven to become a successful project. Throughout the programme the participants will develop new and innovative ideas towards their current or prospective projects. Given the wide range of participant countries, a vast EU perspective can be injected to gain best practices from the youths. The trainers which will be delivering the training course are experienced and will be a vital asset to the training course. Given the vast projects that are carried out yearly from both partners organisations and DBYN, participants can intake a lot from all parties involved. This will cater for the vast mix of culture, ideas and experiences which will finally sum up to prospective plans or projects. The focus is not to generate only local projects but also international projects where the participants themselves can together start forming the basis of international projects. The plan is not only to give to the participants but also to receive, as the youths can drive new energy, creativity and life to all partners and most of all society in general. We believe that with this mixture of participants, trainers with the unique environment of the network, society will gain the most from the ideas generated. The direct impact of the training course will be an increase in capacity and skills of the youth workers and project partners to develop qualitative educational projects for youth, which better meet the needs of their target groups. The long-term impact for the partnership will be an increased number of project applications under E+. Next to this, the model for the dissemination plan will be multiplied amongst other youth work organisations, which supports the overall qualitative development of Erasmus+. ‘Out of the Box’ will bring together 26 youths (with 13 being in NEET) from 11 EU member states, which are keen for European project development and are active in the partner organisations. The training course will take place in Sliema (Malta), from the 31st August till the 7th of September, and is organised by SPYS with the support of Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw.
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