Get Ready for your project – TC on Project management to prepare youth workers for the Erasmus/Youth in Action program

Get Ready for your project – TC on Project management to prepare youth workers for the Erasmus/Youth in Action program

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Three young people, Mikus, Nora un Dāvis, took part in the training course of ''Get Ready for your project – TC on Project management to prepare youth workers for the Erasmus/Youth in Action program'' project.

Gained skills helped Mikus to develop his own project and apply it with another organization from Latvia, named ''Dream Foundation''.

The Knot is organizing in cooperation with 7 other partners the " Get Ready for your project – TC on Project management to prepare youth workers for the Erasmus/Youth in Action program", official project info can be found here.
Training course took place from 23rd - 31st of May, 2016 in Dilbeek, Belgium.

Aims and Objectives
Improving quality of inclusive youth work by rising trainers’ competences and youth workers to use and know the limitations of the new upcoming European program (Erasmus for all at this moment) and to empower them in setting up international cooperation as an added asset in their work.

The objectives below make this aim more specific:
• Exchanging and sharing experiences, concepts and methods in working with disadvantage young people.
• Exploring ways to incorporate diversity management into the work and trainings the participants do.
• Developing cross-cultural awareness by providing structured space for sharing, experiencing and addressing intercultural learning.
• Increasing knowledge on project management in setting up quality international youth projects.
• Developing teamwork, leadership and cooperation skills among the participants.
• Setting basis for positive future cooperation within the Erasmus+/Youth in Action Program.
• Creating a platform were possible future partnerships for setting up international projects can find each other.

Profile of participants
The target group of this training course is composed of youth workers and trainers who are directly working with young people from excluded groups and/or are from these groups themselves. They should have no experience in setting up international projects as such. But are willing to do in the future.

Furthermore, participants should:
• Be aged between 18 and 35 (preferable)
• Be working on a local or regional level with socially excluded youth
• Preferable working on a voluntary- of professional basis with young people
• Have proven personal and organisational interest in this training
• Be willing to continue cooperation after the training (very important)
• Be fully available during the whole training course (meaning 8 days and travel) and willing to participate actively
• Able to work and discuss in the English language
• In a position within the organization to apply the outcomes of the training, meaning working on issues related to human resource

Expected outcomes: participants will be ready to start up their own international projects. The training provides furthermore a good concept of establishing partnerships where basic ideas can be developed before participants will go home. Future cooperation will be encouraged and the team will coach ideas towards reality.

Methodologies used during the training:
The methodology in the training course is based on the values of non-formal education, intercultural, individual, experiential and experience-based learning.
The methodology to be used is learners-centered: encouraging active involvement of the participants, creative and critical thinking and the multiplying approach through promoting the idea of international co-operation in the field of youth work.

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.