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YW - Partner Countries - Supporting grass-roots youth work
Start date: May 9, 2016, End date: Nov 8, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

International training course "Supporting grass-roots youth work" will gather 32 participants from Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia for 9 days in August, 2016 in Lithuania. The project aims to develop youth worker competencies of youth workers to ensure better quality in Erasmus + projects.During the training course space will be created to develop youth work competencies of youth leaders/ workers in order to foster inclusion and empowerment of young people with fewer opportunities. Participants will improve skills, attitudes, gain knowledge needed to work with youth by using various youth work techniques and methods: coaching youth initiatives, guiding youth in their professional or educational path.Specific objectives of the training are:1. To explore the concept of youth work, inclusion and empowerment of young people with fewer opportunities2. To develop youth work competences of youth leaders/workers from partner organizations in mentoring, coaching, open youth work, counseling, carrier development and planning of young people3. To share good practices from partner organizations on different youth work methodologies for fostering inclusion and empowerment of young people with fewer opportunities4. To develop high quality future international projects within Erasmus + 5. To create youth work support system with help of supervision in each partner organization.6. To contribute to youth work definitions in Armenia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria. 7. Create action plans how to support youth work development at local level. The target group of the project are youth leaders/workers working directly with young people (especially with fewer opportunity youth), who wish to improve their competences in youth work and create partnerships in youth field on international level.The trainers team will use maximum variety and creativity of the methods during the training course in order to ensure that participants can apply those methods back in their organizations and when working with young people in local communities. However, the emphasis during the training will be put on applying youth work theories, tools and methods.
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