Project Reference: 589960-EPP-1-2017-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBY-WB
Country: Serbia
Type of Project: Capacity Building for youth in neighbouring and enlargement countries

The project ‘Less Opportunities + Media Tools = Better Opportunities’ was implemented by ‘Youth Workers Alliance Vranje’, Serbia in cooperation with ‘Youth Council Next Generation’, Republic of Macedonia, ‘Youth4Society’, Albania, ‘Media Terra Nea’, Greece, MladiInfo, Montenegro and ‘Just Do It’, Poland.The 10-months project ‘Less Opportunities + Media Tools = Better Opportunities’ was created with goal to enhance the capacities of youth organizations to effectively use media and social media tools in the process of empowerment of young people with fewer opportunities. The capacity of youth organizations was developed through meeting, two training courses and capacity building activities implemented in participating countries. The first activity of the project – meeting – gave the partners an opportunity to review their roles and update the project plan. Two training courses based on using non-formal learning method and techniques connected youth workers, including youth workers with fewer opportunities, and gave them chance to develop their competencies to apply media and social media tools in their work aiming to increase personal and professional competencies of young people with fewer opportunities. Once mobility activities were finalized the partners implemented capacity building activities in their communities. Capacity building activities had the form of debates raising awareness on using media tools at the work with young people. Besides increased capacities of the participants to implement international mobility and local capacity building activities key impact of the project ‘Less Opportunities + Media Tools = Better Opportunities’ is strengthen competencies of the partners to transfer new gained knowledge through their networks e.g. by spreading one of the key results of the project – ‘Booklet of Good Practices on Using Media Tools at Youth Work’.The project connects 6 organizations:1. Youth Workers Alliance from Serbia2. Youth Council Next Generation from Republic of Macedonia.3. Just Do It from Poland4. MladiInfo from Montenegro5. Media Terra Nea from Greece6. Y4S from AlbaniaIt will be KA2 project – Capacity Building youth – Western Balkans with financial support of Erasmus+ Programme.This project increased the capacity of involved partners through achieving this main Results:1. Realized one international meeting, two international training courses and twelve local capacity building activities in form of debates;2. Strengthened capacities of 6 organizations and 56 youth workers to effectively use media tools at their work with young people with fewer opportunities; 3. Raised awareness on using media tools at work with young people with fewer opportunities of 180 participants of local capacity building activities;4. Raised knowledge of 6 organizations and participants of international and local activities on Erasmus + Programme and developed 3 project ideas for future international projects;5. Booklet of good practices including description of learning activities, several tools created and published online on SALTO youth website, EU dissemination platform and printed out, link to the booklet:


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