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Train to maintain, teach to reach - 21st century competencies
Start date: Dec 1, 2015, End date: Nov 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Project “Train to maintain, teach to reach - 21st century competencies” consists of two activities, Mobility of youth workers titled “Train to maintain” and Youth Exchange titled “Teach to reach”. Train to maintain represents combination of training and preparatory meeting. It will gather partners from previous projects, representatives of partner organisations-future youth leaders and youth workers with lack of international experience. Idea is to share experience, methods, skills and knowledge in organizing and leading youth exchange with special attention on topic of youth unemployment where young people will acquire and improve skills of 21st century. This activity will enrich and motivate all participants to make similar project back in homeland through youth exchanges, training or daily workshops. It is way to maintain youth work that will fight against youth unemployment. This activity is organized for 20 persons of which eight represent future youth leaders. Teach to reach is youth exchange activity were will be used the best methods, skills and knowledge acquired and improved during “Train to maintain” activity. Intensive 15 long program will gather 40 young persons and 8 youth leaders. Through series of discussions, work in small groups and mixed teams, speaking English, creative workshops, media groups, simulations, sports events young people, high school students and freshmen will gain competencies of 21st century that will improve their chances on labour market once when they finish their education. Participants for both activities come from: Germany, Netherlands,Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. In most of this countries young people face problem of unemployment in general. Educational systems are too slow to react on labour market changes and youth stays confused and not skilled enough to fight it. EDVU see competencies of 21st century as universal one that will help young people no matter profession they will do. Youth workers and youth leaders included will get a chance to meet new partners, gain knowledge, skills and methods necessary for conduction of similar project back home what is spreading the idea of project and solving problem beyond the borders of project.
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