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“EUROPE ON AIR 2.0” Methods for European Citizenship Education and Innovation in Youth Work Participation

The training activity took place
in Kljuc, Bosnia and Hercegovina
organised by NGO Dinara Forum
from 12 - 21 August 2011
Reference person

Markus Rebitschek

(Co - trainer)
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Aims & objectives

Training course Action 3.1 “EUROPE ON AIR 2.0” Methods for European Citizenship Education and Innovation in Youth Work Participation has been implemented in period of 12th – 21st of August 2011 in Kljuc, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Objectives were:
- To critically and creatively reflect about the role and relevance of European citizenship,
participation and volunteering in youth work
- To enable participants to reflect upon and to address key values related to European citizenship, participation and volunteering
- To increase the participants professional competence in developing and evaluating projects with young people empowering them or raising their own understanding and practice of European citizenship, participation and volunteering
- To acquire competence in dealing with the Youth in Action programme and to equip the participants with the knowledge and competence necessary to make use of it

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

Target group on this project were youth leaders, youth workers, facilitators, trainers and multipliers that are working with young people.

Participants from the countries involved in the project were: Serbia, Macedonia, Holland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, Poland, France, Albania, Czech Republic, Estonia and Latvia.
Total number of participants was: 19

Training methods used & main activities

Within the training course a composition of sessions using methods from non-formal education was providing the participants step by step with theory, tools and skills for the realization of own intercultural activities.

The implemented activities were: non formal education and learning sessions.

The applied methods were: non-formal way of learning. This includes: games, ice-breakers, team building exercises, individual and group activities, language games, work on practical examples in small groups, meaning of volunteering in different countries and cultures, workshops about the topic of this training course, creative open spaces and getting to know local projects with youth.

The activities were not only encourage the participants to learn and to share about the related topics, the supreme aim was always to derive improvements for the praxis of realising projects especially in the frame of the Youth in Action programme.

Outcomes of the activity

The project aimed the participants to explore the opportunities of the YiA programme for the international work with young people, to establish new contacts and create stable partnerships among organisations and to create new youth projects. To reach the aim and objectives of the TC were included different main learning units and working modules. The activities based on the principles and practise of non formal education taking into account the needs, motivations and previous experiences of the participants.

The methods are aimed to raise knowledge and challenge the discussion on the topic of European Citizenship, participation and volunteering of young people.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

In this training course my role was trainer. I worked with co trainer Markus Rebitschek Salto youth trainer (http://www.salto-youth.net/tools/toy/markus-rebitschek.2116/).

Through professional cooperation with NGO Dinara Forum team and my colleague co trainer Markus Rebitschek, this training course was successfully finished.

More info and photos from the TC on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150780659915298.742834.611450297&type=1&l=6926b9be61

Training course supported by European Commission and Youth in Action Programme and organized by NGO Dinara Forum from Kljuc, Bosnia and Herzegovina dinaraforum@yahoo.com

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

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