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EuroGaming 2010 – NFE in Action – Increasing Inclusiveness in Youth Work and Volunteering

The training activity took place
in Mollina (Malaga), Spain
organised by Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU)
19 - 28 Sept. 2011

Aims & objectives

Eurogaming 2010 is a two year project with a main aim to increase the level of participation of young people from disadvantaged groups especially young people with disabilities in Youth in Action activities and promote non-formal education among more than 250 stakeholders. This training course is part of several training courses for trainers and youth leaders who work with young people with disability using NFE taking into account the needs of people with disabilities.

This project contributes to the partners’ long term objectives to promote the use of NFE with other stakeholders concerned with youth and strengthen the partnerships at the local and regional level. This project is built by a partnership between 9 NGOs specialized in international youth work, disability or volunteering and 5 Public institutions from 6 countries from European Union (Belgium, Spain, Italy, Portugal, UK & Cyprus).

We worked on themes of identity, stereotypes and prejudices, NFL, etc. The methods used for the workshops were methods of NFL, active and participative learning.

The objectives of the training were:
- To promote inclusive non formal education tools in order to allow participation opportunities for mixed ability groups.
- To develop Non Formal Education competences in order to enact these activities at local and international level
- To develop social inclusion attitudes in participants and organisations.
- To research and adapt non formal education tools so to allow the inclusion and participation of mixed ability groups.

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

The target group was:
Youth leaders/multipliers working or interested in working with disabled young people using NFE methods.

The participants were from Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

Training methods used & main activities

During this training the methods used were methods of NFE such as energizers, ice-breaking activities, Team building, Inputs from experts, Simulations, role plays, experiential learning, forum theater, and public actions (Flash mob).

Outcomes of the activity

The launching of the EuroGames booklet with a presentation on the whole projects and its objectives.

At the end of the training activities the participants learned more on NFE methods, and the use of the EuroGaming booklet of (which included activities adapted for people with different disabilities) as well as how to select suitable methods and adapt other methods to fit participants with different disabilities.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

As a Senior trainer and a member of the training team my tasks were to prepare with the other member the sessions and full program of the training, develop and run several sessions throughout the program, to promote the use of the Eurogames booklet on Non Formal Education Tools for Mixed Ability Youth Activities, support the other team members, and write the evaluation report

I worked on this training for 10 days as a full time trainer.

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