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Academy of Dreamers

The training activity took place
in Casa del Monte, Spain
organised by Asociación Jóvenes Solidarios
02/01 - 10/01/2016
Reference person

Lucyna Lewandowska

(Co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

Through the "Dreamers' Academy" youth exchange and its activities based on non formal education, 41 young people form United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey and Slovakia, will acquire competences necessary to become participative and able to dream and realize their ideas. All that will be based on the following objectives:
- promote active social participation of young people,
- promote youth initiatives,
- provide young people with practical tools for the development of projects,
- show the general population the values and motivations of young people,
- establish friendships with people from different cultures and through that, strengthen the Europen conscience and the feeling of belonging to the EU.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

AJS, Spain,
Young Partners, Romania,
Golden Orange Youth Group, Turkey,
Patronus, Slovakia.

Training methods used & main activities

The methodology of the activities is based on the principles of non formal education, in order to facilitate a structured frame but at the same time a flexible one, for the learning process of the participants. The activities will focus on the importance of learning in groups, the importance of learning through games and experiments, horizontal relations, respect and an equilibrium between theory and practice.
ACTIVITIES:
All activities have the aim of strengthening young people's the ability to make possible their ideas/ wishes to come true. By those we will promote youth initiatives, active participation of young people in our society and development of key competences, so necessary to make their dreams come true in the future. Those activities are compound of educational sessions, creative sessions, reflection session, case studies, grupa and individual tasks, debates, videos, etc.

Outcomes of the activity

Tangible results:
1. 4 mini - projects realized on intern level.
2. 4 projects of social, cultural or educational character imlemented on local level with the participation of the local community: (The elderly people Day Care Center, House wives association, Young Women assocoation and a group of children between 10 -12 years old)
3. Concrete proposals for new collaboration activities in the future.
Intangible results:
Young people able to ask for help, present their ideas, take risk, creative, realists, commited and participative, among others.
LONG TERM BENEFITS:
Young people with initiative, able to dream and realize their dreams, and to spread their energy to others.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Coordination and head - trainer.

I worked on this training for 9 days as a full time trainer.

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