This is a reference for Eelin Hoffström

CMS "European Rural Youth"

The training activity took place
in Virrat, Finland
organised by Finnish NA

Aims & objectives

The Contact Making Seminar "European Rural Youth" aims to bring together youth workers from rural areas and explore the possibilities of international cooperation in small scale places in Europe.

- To provide better understanding about “Youth in Action” opportunities when working with youth from rural areas
- To provide space and opportunities to develop partnerships for future cooperation
- To learn how to develop a youth project within “Youth in Action” programme
- To develop ideas and draft projects aiming to involve young people from rural areas
- To get to know realities of rural youth in participants’ countries/regions

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

24 participants from Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Slovenia and Turkey. All participants were rural youth workers.

Training methods used & main activities

The participants had a chance to develope their project ideas into real projects, for this we focused on the qualities of a good project and the "how to" points for making a project.

Outcomes of the activity

At least one of the planned projects was realized. Also a strong network was build for future project ideas.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was in charge of facilitating and planing the seminar.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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