EQ and Mindfulness in Youth Work

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Dátum konania
27/09/2023 - 05/10/2023

Miesta konania
Kaunas, Lithuania

Typ projektu:

“EQ and Mindfulness in Youth Work” is a Youth Workers Mobility project which will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania and will gather participants from 10 organizations’ of different European countries.

In our achievement-focused society, taking a break is often frowned upon. This lifestyle, linked to higher stress levels, especially affects the younger generation. European workers also grapple with work-related stress, with burnout becoming a concern. Enhancing emotional intelligence (EI) offers a solution. EI, crucial for workplace interactions and stress management, predicts success by 58%. Implementing EI training can greatly boost productivity, as evidenced by a 93% increase. In youth work, managing stress and practicing emotional intelligence is vital, especially when working with disadvantaged youth. Youth work emphasizes mindfulness and positive emotions, aiming for a heart-centered approach.

Aim: To change understanding and behaviour of 36 youth workers/members and volunteers of NGOs towards their youth work, emotional and stress management using emotional intelligence and mindfulness as tools.

Participants were from Lithuania Lithuania, Bulgaria Bulgaria, Croatia Croatia, Poland Poland, Greece Greece, Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy, Latvia Latvia, Hungary Hungary and Slovakia Slovakia. There were 4 participants from each country.