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This is a reference for Mary DROSOPULOS

Brick in the Wall

The training activity took place
in Adrasan, Antalya, Turkey
organised by Turkish National Agency
10-15 June 2013

Aims & objectives

The main aim of this training course is to examine how non formal education could strengthen and valorise young people skills, in order to empower their competences and above all their self-confidence to apply to a job.
The main aims of this training course are:
- to explore the Youth in Action Programme as a tool, and to work on how non-formal education can contribute to develop employability opportunities for young people.
- to examine how non formal education could strengthen and valorise young people skills, in order to empower their competences and above all their self-confidence to apply to a job.
Objectives:
•To introduce participants to non-formal learning, intercultural education and social rights.
•To look at the potentials of youth work and the Youth in Action Programme as a way to increase young peoples chances of employability.
•To draw a connection between Youth in Action Projects and professional development by highlighting skills and competences which are considered necessary in the job finding process.
•To share experiences, challenges and good practices among participants.
•To improve self-confidence and self-esteem of participants which, in turn will impact on the young people they engage with.

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

The course addresses youth workers, youth leaders, social workers, educators and volunteers of NGO’s who:
• are residents in a member state of the EU countries, EFTA countries and EU candidate countries
• specifically those who work with N.E.E.T. young people (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
• have experience of at least one year in the youth field (as volunteers or professionals) and in developing a project with and for young people;
• are committed to working directly with youth on the issues related to the training;
• have basic knowledge on YiA Programme and interests in developing projects;
•are motivated to undergo training and are able to attend the course for its full duration;

Training methods used & main activities

Programme Elements

• Youth work approach on youth employment: Non- Formal Education in the Youth in Action Programme
• Youthpass: Empowerment and the effect on Youth Employment
• Learning reflections on project practices from different European countries
• Intercultural Learning & Multicultural partnerships
• Youth in Action Programme and project planning

Outcomes of the activity

-Provide pax with skills and competences that will make them more "employable".
-Promote understanding of social rights and intercultural dialogue.
-Promote non-formal education and life long learning as a tool to develol oneself and one's life standards.
-Lift stereotypes and misunderstanding concerning social and especially employment rights.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Trainer- Project designer

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

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