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Animate your community - Cyprus

Training Course

18-26 November 2013 | Nicosia, Cyprus

Streets have a huge potential in terms of informing, making awareness, including and building a community therefore specific methods designed for street work are highly recommended in this field and specially in times when they are not so widely applied
Background of the project Reaching groups of young people that are excluded, isolated, discriminated, building a tolerant and healthy divers community is always a hard, challenging and difficult task. Streets have a huge potential in terms of informing, making awareness, including and building a community therefore specific methods designed for street work are highly recommended in this field and specially in times when they are not so widely applied. The main goal of the project is to develop competencies among youth workers to contribute to a cohesive society though alternative street animation and campaigning methods. More specific objectives are: • To increase the knowledge level of young people and youth workers in topics like: active participation, discrimination, social and global justice, social exclusion; • To create pro-active attitudes towards social exclusion and global issues; • To encourage participation and involvement of young people in social processes; • To develop sense of common responsibility for the future of their local communities from a global and social perspective; • To develop practical skills in street animation and campaigning methods (street theater, clowning, joggling, flash mobs, animation, etc.); • To stimulate the participants to act as street campaigning multipliers in their own organization and regions. Training course During the training course, participants will go to an in-depth process of exploring global and social topics and how to apply “think global, act local” motto in their own lives and organizations by acquiring new alternative methods for making awareness/information/inclusion. Different “street work” tools and methods will be explored and can be used further on in their activities with their target groups and in non-formal education of their colleagues. Target group The target audience are youth workers (aged 18 and above) that are active in community development field and need to develop multiplying skills in alternative methods as street animation and campaigning in order to reach more target groups in their communities. Previous experience in local projects aiming at community development or/and social intervention is desired. There will be 26 participants in total and youth workers from following countries are invited to apply: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia, Montenegro, United Kingdom, Italy, Romania, FYR of Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria. If you are interested in taking part in “ANIMATE YOUR SOUL” training course, please fill in the application form and return it completed no later than October 6th, 2013 to ayscyprus2013@gmail.com

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 26 people participants

from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders

Working language(s):



Cyprus Familly Planning Association (Youth NGO)

Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA) is one of the oldest and most well-established Non-Governmental, Non Profit, Voluntary Organizations in Cyprus, with a rich and ongoing contribution to society, health, education, and human rights since its inception in 1971. The CFPA is a fully accredited member of the European Network of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), with active participation in several European networks and agencies.
The Association’s vision is a world where sexuality is expressed and enjoyed in freedom, equality, respect and love. The Association plans, implements and evaluates information and education programs for youth by youth and specialists, educates parents, teachers and other professionals, and publishes authoritative information and educational materials on issues of sexuality and sexual rights.
Taking into consideration that today the world is home to the largest generation of young people in history, CFPA gives special emphasis on young people’s active participation in decision making on issues related to them and also their involvement in the development of a society where basic human rights are well recognized and respected by all. The Association is actively involved in innovative and creative projects involving the active citizenship of young people.

Contact for questions:

Maria Epaminonda


Phone: +35722751093


This project is funded by the Youth in Action Programme. According to its rules, all costs of board and logging will be covered by the organizers. In addition Cyprus Planning Family Association is going to reimburse 70% of the participants’ travel costs, upon the receipt of all original tickets and invoices.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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