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This is a reference for Clair BROWN

All 4INclusion

The training activity took place
in Piestany & Bratislava
organised by Juventa
10-13th October 2017
Reference person

Sonia Holubkova

(Co Trainer)
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Aims & objectives

This TC focused on encouraging and empowering youth workers, social workers to start inclusive projects with mixed ability groups through Erasmus+ projects. Our aim was to make the Erasmus+ more inclusive, accessible for young people with fewer opportunities. The training course consists of two parts.
The objectives were
• to gain knowledge on how to deal with inclusion in Erasmus+ projects and to discover different possibilities for inclusive youth work within the framework of Erasmus+ (European Voluntary Service and Youth exchange)
• to give youth workers a better understanding of people with fewer opportunities (key concepts in the field of inclusion)
• to discuss and analyze challenges of inclusion people with fewer opportunities in the Erasmus+ activities
• to improve the interaction between young people with and without fewer opportunities
• to gain competences on how to stimulate the learning process of young people with fewer opportunities
• to get familiar with different inclusion tools, methods and approaches
• to exchange good practices about how inclusive projects can effect personal pathways of target groups
• to establish partnership between organisations

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

The training team consisted of a trainer from Slovakia, myself and a member of Juventa. There were 21 participants from 13 countries
The Participant’s profile was:
• Youth workers, social workers
• To be motivated to develop future projects in the field of inclusion within the Erasmus+ Programme
• Interested in exploring the possibilities within Erasmus+

Training methods used & main activities

This non-formal training course offered participatory activities, to help participants gain knowledge in effective ways to work with inclusion. Study visits and simulation activities offered participants the opportunity to visit the local area and observe inclusion in practice, as well as assess and evaluation whether inclusion was present in the local community. This was then used as a platform to consider inclusion in their own organisation and evaluate what needs to change in their organisation to consider their organisation's readiness to work in Erasmus+

Outcomes of the activity

This was the first part of a two part training and the intention was to raise knowledge and build partnerships which will be developed between now and February 2018 and then used in phase two of the training to try and create new partnership projects under Erasmus+

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

To introduce the concept of international activity in an inclusion setting.
To present the Erasmus+ programme concretely and how it can be used in an inclusion setting
To introduce the Inclusion and Diversity strategy
To help organisations prepare themselves to co-operate in future E+ activities which they can prepare for in February 2018

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

It was great experience to co-work with Clair!

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