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Take a step towards Creativity

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Erasmus+ mobility of youth workers, particularly a training course with the participation of 8 countries, 24 youth workers about Creativity and culture.

Aims of the tool

This training and tool have had the following objectives:
- Experiencing culture(art) and creativity by non-formal learning methods
- Learn how this sector can be applied as an approach and NFL tool for youth work – with special emphasis on competency development and youth empowerment.
- To develop particularly competences: cultural awareness and expression (To be creative and express ideas through all possible ways of art. To be appreciative for expression of ideas through different means of art. To be aware of own cultural context and cultural context of others).

Description of the tool

Initiation to culture and the arts start from early childhood education should be acknowledged across the EU as an essential part of the curricula. Arts can also be used to improve the acquisition of competences, crucial to foster one’s creativity and sense of appreciation of cultural diversity. Their use can contribute to develop a whole set of key competences, from basic (i.e. language skills through acting) to transversal skills (i.e. logic through juggling) in young individuals. This means we need good trained youth workers in order to be deliver these required skills in youth. For this reason the improvement of youth workers is needed by a training which sensitize them to the importance of culture and favour their activities with creativity and art. The project emphasises also the crucial role of culture in broadening the access to lifelong learning, especially for the disadvantaged groups who our partners often work with. Bridging education and culture strategies and policies at EU level to upgrade our young people’s skills, increase their employability and especially make them socially included, fulfilled individuals and active citizens is essential in that respect. These areas ARE interlinked and influence each other. To be effective, youth work needs to be more self critical and constantly look for innovations. With this project we discovered experiences and good practices from the field of culture and creativity and explored how to apply it to work with young people. It was not only about art and creative expression, but it was also about helping each person to find their OWN authentic way of cultural identity and supporting cultural diversity while interacting with others.


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Tool overview

This tool is for

Youth workers

and addresses

YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme

It is recommended for use in:

Training and Networking

Behind the tool

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

JUDr. Diana Jasekova (on 29 June 2020)

and last modified

2 June 2020

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