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This is a reference for Borislava Daskalova

Creativity and Innovation in Youth Development

The training activity took place
in Palermo, Italy
organised by CESIE, Italy office
20-28 April 2009

Aims & objectives

Aim - To develop tools for creativity and innovation in youth for via non-formal training methods and creative thinking.

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

Target Group - Youth leaders and activists, experience youth workers, young people involved in youth work.
International Dimension - trainer team (3 females – myself – Bulgaria, Portugal and Italy and 2 males – Malta and Italy); technical support of 1 CESIE collaborator and organizer; 50 participants from 32 countries.

Training methods used & main activities

Methods - The working methods of the training course were based on innovative strategies for development of creative thinking, usage of non-formal art techniques and stimulation of youth creativity for the benefit of development of more "appetizing" youth work in Europe.

Outcomes of the activity

Inputs and discussions with leaders in European creative thinking such as Jo Woods brought up various ideas for "alternative" ideas for youth development that would attract more interest in youth work among teenagers and youth.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I worked as a full time trainer and was resiponsible for the development of creative skills on using applied theatre methods for community outreach; introducing the concept of "art for social change" and linking it with youth development intervention practices.

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

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