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”P.L.A.Y: Passion, Love, Active Participation, Employability”
Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Jul 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Our direct target group were youth workers who deal with young people with special needs e. g. early school leavers, having low self – esteem, unemployed young people, etc. Therefore, youth workers have to provide such type of youth work activities for them which are creative and participatory, they can gain successful moments during participation, they can enjoy the participation and becoming more and more active meanwhile develop their self – confidence, to learn more about their own culture and about themselves, to recognise their learning outcomes, to learn to handle the obstacles during their learning processes, to explore their own strengths, passions, and through these to become enough independent to start even small start ups regarding to their passions or being enough brave to apply for a job and being able to summaries their strengths and weaknesses and present their competences what they have gained and improved within non – formal education. Even having one or more Youthpass certificate what they can use instead of diploma or one day besides a diploma. The overall aim of the Partnership building seminar was to train youth workers, youth leaders to be able to prepare, run and evaluate such type of non – formal educational methods which support young people to explore their talents meanwhile discover their own cultures. Practicing education through arts and sports in order to find strengths and creativity in traditions, which were forgotten and revise them, make it modern and popular among local community and European level. To support young people to recognise their roots and find their talents there and using their talents, to foster their sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. To make traditions through talents of young people well – known in Europe e.g. running youth projects according to the proposals of KA1 and KA2 according to the proposals of Erasmus + programme. We had 30 participants from 9 countries, youth workers, youth leaders or teachers, who work directly with young people with special needs, e.g. early school leavers, unemployed young people, young people with low self – esteem, orphans, rural youth or young people with learning difficulties. Facilitated by a trainers team of 2 trainer and 1 facilitator and 1 logistical people. Description of activities ”P.L.A.Y: Passion, Love, Active Participation,Employability”- Partnership Building Seminar on share methods on discover traditions through arts and sports in order to motivate unemployed young people to use their talent to become entrepreneurs was held in 01 - 09 July 2015 , Recoaro Terme (VI), Italy. The methodological flow of the partnership building seminar: To get familiar with theories and strategies of European Commission: Health and Well - Being and Culture and Creativity of the European Youth Strategy “Investing and empowering young people” and key competences with special focus on sense of initiative and entrepreneurship from Youthpass learning process; Share methods for education through sports: participants collect traditional sports and games from their local communities and send a description of it to everyone. During the seminar they presented and practiced as well. During the seminar after practicing the participants created a traditional sports and games booklet in the language of all participants of the seminar. After each presentation, there was a debriefing what young people can learn from the certain traditional sport or game. Share methods for education through arts. Participants brought music, dance, photos of paintings and architecture they believe that represent their culture the most. They presented it through different tools and techniques to the others. Make a DVD about it! Participants have to make a local research on traditional games, sports, dance, music, paintings and architecture of the town, what young people know about it. Invent and explore different tools and techniques which can support young people to recognise their learning outcomes and from their learning outcomes to recognise their talent. PLAY strategy – make a strategy for initiation and entrepreneurship in local and European level. Build up strong partnerships for realisation of the Strategy and invent new projects to implement it locally and European level. Results of the project: Methods’ booklet which consist of List of tools and methods in order to put the Health and Well – Being and Culture and Creativity fields of actions into youth work practice; Descriptions on Grassroots Traditional Sport Games; Descriptions of methods of education through arts; Triple T Strategies for initiation and entrepreneurship in local and European level and DVD which includes all the videos and photos taken during the project.

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