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Own the Potential of Environment in Non-formal Education
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

OPEN Education is a youth workers mobility project focused on introducing different approaches when it comes to the organisation of educational programmes.For OPEN Education we have four aims:• To train 38 youth workers in creating educational learning environments in different contexts• To improve the quality of 14 youth organisations in the way how they work with youngsters• To disseminate and spread 15 educational videos to 140 external youth organisations (10 per partner)• To disseminate and spread educational material created by the participating youth workers to 380 external youth workers through a guidebookOPEN Education will improve the skills and competences of 38 youth workers and 14 youth organisations coming from Denmark, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Macedonia FYROM, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Greece, Lithuania, Belgium, Spain and Cyprus. All youth workers and youth organisations in OPEN Education are working with youngsters back in their surroundings using different methods and tools. Through OPEN Education youth workers and youth organisations will improve themselves in a way that they become more daring and innovative when it comes in placing youngsters in different environment in which an educational programme can be created.The main methods used in OPEN Education are embodied training, best practices and examples, sharing and active reflection, outdoor and communication techniques.OPEN Education consist of 4 stages:• Preparation - youth workers practice youth work and group work in their surrounding• Training course• Post-training - learnt material and techniques in OPEN Education will be practiced and implemented back home• Dissemination & evaluation - spreading of tangible results and evaluation of the created impact through OPEN EducationAs a result of OPEN Education there will be educational videos, which have the purpose on letting trainers and youth workers show good and bad examples when working with groups and a guidebook will be created in order to let youth workers show various tools which they can implement in their surrounding when it comes to youth work.The long-term benefits of OPEN Education are the quality improvement of national and international training courses, projects, that international projects will be labeled as useful and learnful for young people instead of holidays.
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