Koolitus: “Digital skills for youth workers”

Asukoht: Campina, Rumeenia

Toimumise 21.10.2018 – 29.10.2018

Saatvaks organisatsiooniks on Avatud Ühiskond MTÜ. Koolituse eesmärk on tuua kokku üliõpilased, noored, vabatahtlikud, õpetajad, õppejõud, koolitajad, õpipoisid, noorsootöötajad, ja haridustöötajad, et arutada ühiselt ühiskondlikkust aktiivsusest Euroopa kontekstis. Osaleja peab olema vähemalt 18 aastane ning vanuse ülempiir puudub.

Noorsootöötajate õpiränne on üheks programmi Euroopa Noored kandvaks ja arendavaks jõuks, sest selle kaudu juhitakse noorsootöö kvaliteeti. See toimub peamiselt läbi rahvusvahelise kogemustevahetuse ning noorsootöötajate täiendkoolituse, aga ka rahvusvaheliste võrgustike ja partnerlussuhete arengu toetamise. Noorsootöötajate õpirände kaudu edendatakse väga erinevaid tegevusvorme – alates diskussioonidest Euroopa noorsoopoliitika päevakorralistel teemadel ja lõpetades konkreetsete projektide teostuseks vajalike partnerlussuhete arendamisega.

Noorsootöötajate osalus õpirändes panustab samuti organisatsiooni tegevussuutlikkuse arengusse.

Aastal 2018 pööratakse Erasmus+ programmis erilist tähelepanu noorsootöötajate pädevuste arendamisele ja meetodite jagamisele, mis aitavad edasi anda meie ühiskonna põhiväärtusi ja ära hoida noorte radikaliseerumist.

Projekti töökeel on inglise keel ning sellest lähtuvalt on projektiga seonduv informatsioon ning registreerimine lisatud vastavalt. Korduma kippuvate küsimustega on võimalik tutvuda siin. Kõikide küsimustega võib meie poole pöörduda eesti keeles: info@uhiskond.ee

General information and description of the project

The training course “DIGITAL SKILLS FOR YOUTH WORKERS” is organized by „Association Together Romania” in Campina, Romania, during the period of 21.10.2018 – 29.8.2018, including 27 participants and three team members from 9 countries.

Our project consists of using software and tools in order to provide skills for graphic facilitation. There are several advantages in using graphic facilitation, the most important will be reusable of visual elements that form the visual vocabulary, the small costs compared to the materials printed on hard materials and the big capacity of promotion in an offline and online environment.

Graphical facilitation can be used as a visual language since it is common even for cultures with different verbal languages and can be used as language barrier breaker for intercultural groups. Visual facilitation is highly helpful for people who process information visually. All the organizations involved have little competences in graphic facilitation, so this project is a commune need of the youth workers and a need of all partners. The project will have a European dimension using training exchanges as a tool for improving the skills of youth workers from 9 countries, for digital skills and presentations but it has also a local one, after the project, in local high schools by participants together with the teachers or other youth workers (multiplying the results) to put in practice the skills improved/developed, but also to make familiar the teachers with this method as an alternative to be used in near future for lessons. So, based on commune needs identified, the project will contribute to solving 2 main aspects: first is to make graphics facilitation more familiar to youth workers so they can use this method in their work (projects, activities, youth centres, etc.) and second is to bring this method to local level, as the first step by participants in order to be promoted and to see the advantages of it and in the second step to transfer it to other possible users.

Aims and goals of the project

The methodology will include;

  • communication-based methods (interaction, dialogue, open discussions),
  • activity based methods (sharing experience, practice and experimentation),
  • socially focused methods (partnerships, teamwork, networking),
  • self-directing methods (creativity, discovery, responsibility, action).

The aims of the project are

  1. To increase the level of knowledge about youth participation, and civic life;
  2. To increase the level of knowledge about lobby and advocacy in the topic of digital skills of youth workers;
  3.  To strengthen the abilities of youth workers to choose, adapt and implement new non-formal education methods for motivating and encourage youth participation in civic life;
  4. To create space for youth workers to conceive and develop project drafts on the topic of youth participation and civic life;
  5. To foster professional and personal development of youth workers.

Participants profile

27 youth leaders and youth workers (3 participants per each partner organization) older than 18 years old (no age limit) belonging to partner organizations, involved, interested and motivated to participate in the project. Participants are people who develop activities in the area of active citizenship and youth participation to democratic life who want to deepen their knowledge about active citizenship, youth participation, democracy and human rights.

  • All participants have to be over 20 years old as otherwise, they cannot participate in the project.
  • All participants should speak and understand English.
  • Participants should already be involved in youth work or have the motivation to get involved.
  • Participants should be interested in making follow up international projects.
  • It would be helpful if the participants are directly working with youngsters with fewer opportunities, meaning youngsters with geographical obstacles (from remote rural areas, islands, less serviced areas…), economic obstacles and social obstacles.

The Venue: Campina (Romania)

Câmpina ( is a city in Prahova County, Romania, north of the county seat Ploiești, located on the main route between Wallachia and Transylvania. Its existence is first attested in a document of 1503. It is situated in the historical region of Muntenia. Formerly a customs point on the trade route between Transylvania and Wallachia, the town developed at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century as an oil extraction and processing center. Between 1897 and 1898, Câmpina was the site of the largest oil refinery in Europe.

Participants will be accommodated at Montana Hotel. Participants will be in rooms with 2,3 or 4 beds. Mixed nationalities of the same gender will share rooms. Each room is equipped with: Digital TV, Internet connection – Wi-fi, own bathroom (bathtub+ toilet) + towels.  No needs to bring towels or sleeping bags.  Please see here for more information: http://www.clubmontana.ro/

Responsibilities

Each participant should have valid health insurance (for example European Health Card) and travel insurance during the whole participation in the project. Also, participants must have during the training course travel documents: identity card/passport.

Each national group will have the occasion to present their country, culture, customs and traditions to all participants. You can bring food, drinks, songs and other traditional things specific to your country. More information you can read from our website where the process of preparing the intercultural evening is described: http://erasmus.uhiskond.ee

Participants must prepare a presentation of the sending organization which will be presented during the workshop Networking. So bring with you material about your organization (brochures, flyers, etc.). Avatud Ühiskond MTÜ will assist you with that. For the project, each national group should prepare a brief research about the situation of youth participation in democratic life at a national and European level in own country. Also, each national group will have a day to lead the energizers. Avatud Ühiskond will be able to help with that as well!

Relevant information:

The Erasmus + Programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse 100% of the travel costs for the participants – up to 275 euros. It is recommended to have a disposal for small expenses. There will be a participation fee of 40€ per participant. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. Please fill in this form to apply and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch: info@uhiskond.ee

Participants will receive a  “Youthpass” certificate which describes and validates the non-formal and informal learning experience gained during the project, to be attached to the CV.

Registration deadline:  01.10.2018

 

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