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Communication Matters

The training activity took place
in Budapest, Hungary
organised by Hungarian NA
05 - 11 May 2014

Aims & objectives

The objectives of this activity are:
• to explore various tools, ways, creative techniques useful for DEoR;
• to help participants design communication and dissemination activities relevant to their projects, target groups, scope of activities;
• to develop competences, skills necessary to implement PR and communication and multiplication strategies efficiently;
• to share good practices;
• to provide opportunities, space and frames for participants to experiment on possible relevant tools and methods during the training;
• to share new and innovative approaches, concepts and activities;
• to give emphasis to the development of practical aspects.

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

A total number of 23 participants from Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Sweden, Austria, Bulgaria, Spain,m Czech Republic & Germany. They had the following profile:
• Representatives of youth organisations and informal groups experienced in Youth in Action
• Representatives of formal education & administrative bodies working with youth
• Youth workers, trainers and coaches
• Newcomers in the Erasmus +

Training methods used & main activities

* Real work life case studies;
* Short theoretical blocks followed by work examples;
* Simulation games, in-trays and role plays;
* Interactive group discussions;
* Practical project focused exercises;
* Assessment tools;
* PR & marketing inventories;
* Additional materials stimulating out-of-the-box thinking.

Outcomes of the activity

Learning outcomes for participants:
• Understanding the role and the way strategic planning has in the communication process,
• Being aware of good practices and methodologies in communication of project results,
• Getting familiar with guidelines and tips on DEOR strategies,
• Exploring concrete ideas and plans of DEOR activities for the future or ongoing projects,
• Discovering available social media tools.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

* Providing participants with an intereactive, dynamic and creative environment related with different aspects of the communication strategy, planning and channels of an organisations;
* Involving them in discussing problems from the everyday life of youth organisations;
* Presenting good DEOR practices before participants nad stimulating them to share such practices;
* Addressing hot spots of interaction between participants;
* Encouraging communication and improving interpersonal relations.

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

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