Together for changes
Start date: Sep 1, 2015,
End date: Dec 31, 2015
The aim of the project “Together for changes” was the exchange of experiences and know-how in the field of working with youth, enhancing competences of youth workers and intercultural integration between organisations working with youth in different countries.
The main activity was a training course prepared jointly by all three partner organisations: Association Q Zmianom (Poland, leader organisation), Associazione La Stazione (Italy) and Association for Development, Education and Labour A.D.E.L. (Slovakia). A 6-day training course was organised in Gambassi Terme (Italy) for 19 participants (5 participants from each organisation plus 2 project coordinators from Q Zmianom and 2 coordinators from La Stazione). During the training course, local youth workers and volunteers who were interested in the project also joined participants in their activities.
Training course included workshops, discussions and field trips with an aim to develop key competences, especially civic and social, learning to learn and sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. Each partner organisation prepared one day of workshops to show and teach other participants their methods of working with youth. Trainers from Poland lead workshops Motivation & Communication: How to set and achieve goals?; Practical motivation techniques; Role of Communication in Motivation. Italian trainers prepared group activities presenting Story telling as a tool: The heroes journey game; How to use narrations in working with groups? They also lead group discussion about working with NEETs – young adults who are Not in Education, Employment or Training. Finally Slovakian youth workers shared their knowledge and skills by preparing Anti-bias workshops.
Training course ended with feedback sessions, evaluation and summary of the course, along with discussing ideas for future cooperation and partnership within other Erasmus+ projects. As a follow-up trainers and volunteers from each organisation prepared trainings for co-workers that didn’t participate in the mobility. Follow-up workshops were organized at each organisation independently. Another follow-up activity was the publication “Together for changes” addressed to all trainers, teachers and youth workers who want to include new methods to their every day work with groups of youth and individuals. Activities presented in the publication were selected from those experienced during the mobility and considered to be good practices, worth sharing. The publication was published on-line in order to disseminate project results.
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