This is a reference for Nerijus Kriauciunas


The training activity took place
in Gyumri, Armenia
organised by KASA Swiss Humanitarian Foundation
3-9 September 2018
Reference person

Hermine Papikyan

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Aims & objectives

The training course aimed at giving space for youth workers and youth leaders to be introduced a range of new innovative digital and online tools to be used in youth work as well as practice on spot those opportunities to enrich their learning and working processes, having direct impact on youth workers daily work with young people.

Specific objectives:
> Identifying soft skills competency gaps rstly in youth work and youth workers and then among young people for their literate and aware utilisation of online tools as learning pathway and development of critical thinking,
> Experiencing and going through various up-to-date digital and online learning tools of self-assessment, evaluation, team-building, research and search, intercultural learning, reaching marginalised youth, promoting diversity, to master their e ective utilisation while working with youth,
> Sharing best practices of youth workers and leaders towards e ective youth work of digital and online self-assessment and learning tools already established in certain educational projects of partner organisations,
> Replenishing non-formal education toolbox with new sets of tools related to digital youth work, used within the project, promoting diversity and reaching young people (marginalised youth, youth with fewer opportunities),
> Coming up with follow-up activities in the principle of multiplication fostering quality improvements in digital youth work enhancing soft skills of youth workers on the one hand and promoting media literacy and critical thinking of young people on the other hand.

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

This training course involved 31 participant from 10 countries. The participants were youth workers and youth leaders with an active role in youth work. They were interested in digital youth work and learning methods and willing to organise follow-up activities afterwards.

Training methods used & main activities

The training course was based on non-formal and informal learning, digital and online activities, Open Badge creations, Open Badge practice on spot, simulation, digital educational products, outdoors activities, cultural production, mix of formal and non-formal activities.

Outcomes of the activity

Some feedback from participants on what worked well in this training course:

"The strong sides in this program are the trainers (they are the right trainers for the right course)"

"The structure of program, well planned, trainers are professionals of the digital tools."

"I have learned many new digital tools that I didnt know about before"

"The trainers' preparation, the content and the balance on participants' level"

"Quality of course, many interesting activities."

"The flow of the training was well prepared and everything was explained in detail."

"The interest of each participant of the topic and the professionalism of the team. The wide choice of activities. Nice atmosphere between participants."

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team


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

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