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Exercise, Group Division

Sea of ideas

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To facilitate contact making among SEE and EU countries and the first steps of project development on European Voluntary Service (A2) and International Youth Exchange and Training and Networking (A3) projects with themes related to the four priorities.

Description of the tool

- Everybody should create a fish which includes the theme of his project and his name and the name of the organisation. Only one idea should be created which is the most important for the young people he works with and his organisation. – 20 min.
- One by one they present their ideas and together try to find the similarities among the ideas. They should stick their fishes close to each other concerning similar topics on a big flipchart papers according to their ideas. – 45 min.
- Participants get 15min. time to speak and exchange their ideas and create their project groups. – 15 min.
- They should present the working groups and the topics. – 15 min.


  • This looks like variation of the Affinity Diagram. Seems interesting, but then I would use the "sea" as symbolic framework for the whole training, not only this session

    Milutin Milosevic , 5 December 2007 11:58:45

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Tool overview

This tool is for


and addresses

Project Management, South-East Europe

Materials needed:

Post its, flipchart papers


90 min.

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Mara Arvai (on 5 December 2007)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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