This is a reference for Anna Dalosi

Advanced Skills to enhance Youth Participation

The training activity took place
in Protaras, Cyprus
organised by KOKEN- The Cyprus Youth Clubs Organization
27/09/2010- 03/10/2010
Reference person

Ingrid Poldemaa

(Co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

1) aims & objectives:
The aims of the training were:
2) to explore the theme of responsible European citizenship and its activation
3) to gain experience in the use of the techniques of non-formal learning in youth organisations
4) to explore the Youth in Action programme and place it in the context of youth work
5) to develop cooperation across Europe and enhance European networking

2) target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team:
20 youth workers and youth leaders from 10 European countries
3) training methods used:
• verbal and visual presentations
• small group discussions
• plenary debates
• drama games
• cultural presentations.

4) outcomes of the activity:
The impact on the participants was:
• to have gained knowledge about youth work practices in different parts of Europe
• to have developed a shared understanding of European citizenship
• to have developed an understanding of a European citizen’s responsibilities within the world, it’s economy and environment
• to have learnt techniques of non-formal learning with young people and to be able to use them in their own organisations
• to have gained a good working knowledge of the EU Youth in Action Programme
• to have developed new partnerships and projects together.

5) your tasks and responsibilities within the team
Main trainer of the activity. Leader of the preparatory team. Responsible for the preparation and implementation of the training course.

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

A total of 24 participants from Cyprus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Romania
2 trainers from Cyprus and 2 trainers from Estonia

Training methods used & main activities

A range of methods of non-formal learning and peer education including exersices, brainstorming, plenary debates, small group discussions, presentations, role playing, exercises, evaluation/ reflection groups.

Outcomes of the activity

The impact on the participants was:
• to have gained knowledge about youth work practices in different parts of Europe
• to have developed a shared understanding of European citizenship
• to have developed an understanding of a European citizen’s responsibilities within the world, it’s economy and environment
• to have learnt techniques of non-formal learning with young people and to be able to use them in their own organisations
• to have gained a good working knowledge of the EU Youth in Action Programme
• to have developed new partnerships and projects together.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I wrote the application for funding and I worked with the roles of Project manager, educational adviser & trainer. Conducted the final report. Responsible for Dissemination and Exploitation of project results.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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