Project Reference: 2016-1-AT02-KA105-001502
Type of Project: Youth workers mobility
Number of sent participants: 3
Project “Be Proactive, Be ProYOUth” is 7 days training course taking place in the district of Vienna, Austria. It will bring together 32 youth workers and young leaders over the age of 18, from Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Macedonia, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, and Estonia with aims to educate youth workers about forms of active participation of young people, active EU citizenship, strategies and legal framework. This project will put special focus on including opportunities offered by EU tools, funds, ant other possibilities for young people. The overall aim of the seminar is to train youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, social workers, etc. on empowering staff and networking related to the activities aiming to rise awareness of young people on local, national and EU level about active participation. Main objectives of this Training Course are: -To further explore “Erasmus+” Programme as a significant tool for promoting Active Citizenship within youth work;- To raise awareness about the active EU citizenship in multicultural societies;- To address key participation related issues concerning youth workers nowadays;- To enhance intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding;- To increase awareness of active participation as a social construction in broaden European dimension.- To give practical tips and tools for enhancing active participation in youth work;As result of the project participants will create strategies and recommendations for communication with young people in different local communities (e.g. unemployed youth, youth of minority groups, rural youth, youth in big cities, etc) which will be available for use not only by partner organisation, but also by other European youth organizations dealing or interested in dealing with similar issues. Methodology used during project will be series of European youth non-formal learning methods including case studies, debates, discussions, presentation, simulations, brainstorming, work in the group, input and other relevant forms. The whole training will be implemented by the use of non-formal education, learning by doing approach and the learner centered approach to be guided and leaded by professional trainers of the topics. The participants will be the main key actors of the hole preparation, implementation and follow up of the activity.