Time to Act
Start date: Jun 1, 2015,
End date: Dec 31, 2015
Time to Act is a training course that aims to support the professional development of young leaders and trainers and to raise the quality of their projects on the topic of citizenship. We approached the idea of citizenship on three different levels: locally, nationally and in the European context. The training course used methods of experiential learning as role plays, simulations and drama methods and group sharing methods as small and large group discussions and brain stormings. Together, we worked out ' method toolkit' on how to motivate youngsters for participation in their community and beyond. All over mission of the training course was to find the ways how to make the issue of citizenship attractive to the youth. Time to Act took place on 22-30.09.2015 in Bad Oldesloe, Germany having the length of 8 working days with 30 youth workers, leaders, trainers coming from Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, Austria, Romania, Spain and Estonia.
Main objectives of this training course are:
• pointing out the connection between citizenship, responsibility for one‘s immediate environment and society and active participation,
• experiencing, discussing and sharing historical and recent understandings of citizenship and its implications for participation,
• approaching different levels of citizenship (local – national – international/European) in practice by simulations, cases and methods development,
• sharing different visions and understandings of citizenship,
• reflecting on the notion of European identity and its underlying values (democracy, tolerance, plurality, human rights),
• raising the quality of projects dealing with youth participation and citizenship.
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