15/10/2023 - 23/10/2023
CREATE4YOUth is a TC focused on the strengthening the democratic participation and autonomy in Youth, specially in rural areas of Europe, as they are facing aging and depopulation. During this training the participants will learn new ways on using creativity as a method for example Art of Hosting, Design Thinking,
Humor Techniques, System innovation, Digital Storytelling (animation), Photovoice and Visualization and others, to find solutions in solving the changing problems of the 21st century, decision making, strategic thinking, leadership and project management. Youth Workers will be given various tools and methods by using multicultural dialogue, empiric data and non-formal education and at the end of the project stepby-step methods and activity descriptions that can be directly transferred to their daily work to their youth and communities.
The project idea of CREATE4YOUth arises from the experience of partner organizations, for example Partners which had several experiences over the past years with organizing, managing and implementing international projects, youth exchanges, training courses, strategic partnership projects for innovation and good practices, local events and workshops as well as those which has experience working with youth in rural areas with fewer opportunities and with policies on returning youth to the rural areas.
1. Provide youth workers with know-how for decision making in planning and developing initiatives with youngsters and improving their project management competences focusing on each phase of the project life, partnership and communication;
2.Increase the understanding of different quality aspects of youth exchanges such as: project design connecting topics, objectives and activities, cooperation with partners, intercultural learning, learning assessment, impact and results;
3. Provide introduction to Erasmus+, focusing on main features and priorities (mainly for newcomers to the program);
4.Critically reflect upon their previous international experience(s) – good and bad practices- as participants, coordinators or as partners;
5.Support participants in putting in practice the learnings gained, submitting quality application forms to their NAs (through planning project ideas in partnership during one TC session and offering a mentoring support after the TC);
6.Experience a non-formal learning process aimed at developing innovative teaching and learning approaches to include Creativity and Innovation working with youth;
7.Facilitate the creation of partnership for further projects among the organizations (through the positive exchange among experienced and newcomers organizations)
8.Strenghten participants and organizations competences and capability in youth work and international dimension and cooperation.
9.Enhancing Non Formal Education methods and recognition of NFE learnings (Decision Making Process Implementation through projects and workshops).
10.To rise knowledge and know-how skills, involving creative techniques working with youth in areas with less opportunities including rural areas and communities.
11.Supporting the implementation of new and creative ideas.
Training course is for everyone who is interested in the topic and is in daily contact with youngsters either as a youth worker, teacher, leader, volunteer, is part of any organization where young people are gathering, school or sport clubs, and etc. From the age of 18+.
Participants were from Portugal , Cyprus , Turkey , Serbia and Slovakia . There were 3 participants from each country.