This is a reference for Corina Pintea

European Neighbourhood - Ways to Active Participation

The training activity took place
in Lefkosia, Cyprus
organised by Cyprus, German, Romanian and Turkish National Agencies
6-12 May, 2008
Reference person

Panayiotis Theodorou

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Aims & objectives

The course had planned the following objectives for participants:
-to explore and discover identity in several contexts
-to promote and formulate intercultural learning activities
-to gain a better understanding of the YiA programme
-to learn how to assist people in managing identity differences more effectively
-to exchange local experiences
- to encourage them to start new projects involving local youth for the purpose of active participation
-to develop partnerships, networks and project ideas for the benefit of their local communities

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

The training course hosted 17 participants from 7 different countries and from different organizations. Countries represented were: Italy, Cyprus, Romania, Lithuania, Great Britain, Greece, Turkey

The Trainers Team:
The members of the team were Gabriella Buschmann (Germany), Corina (Ardelean) Pintea (Romania), Panayiotis Theodorou (Cyprus) & Hilal Yukarki (Turkey) as trainers from SALTO’S Training of Trainers 2007-2008 long term training course.

Training methods used & main activities

SDL - Self-Directed Learning, Learning by doing, non-formal education methods, local interaction - field work within the neighbourhood, interactive workshops, pair and group discussions, presentations and simulations, theater games, teambuilding, use of Information technology.

Two trainers led every session and all trainers had the opportunity to cooperate between them. This helped to build the trainers team work and had a positive impact to the participants.

Outcomes of the activity

The planning and implementation of the training facilitated for the participants the opportunity to deal with various important issues and themes:

o Stereotypes, Prejudices and Intercultural learning
o Learning from each other, from local interaction
o Self Directed Learning
o Input on Youth in Action Programme opportunities
o Developing partnerships, networks and new project ideas
o The team worked in a cooperative way accommodating learning needs of participants

All participants mentioned a strong impact of the training topic and exercises on their own understanding of personal and cultural identity, the silent floor exercise we did in the final evaluation revealed many elements of positive feedback and consistent impact. We keep in touch with some of the participants even now, after more than 6 years from the training and some are still active in the youth or community field.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a full-time member of the trainers team, co-trainer to my 3 other colleagues having task directly related to the detailed preparation of the training, in terms of logistics and content, designing activities and training flow, preparing the venue and the materials, delivering sessions, being involved in evaluation and reporting. I was also in charge of promoting the project in Romania and other countries, dealing with the call for participants, selecting participants and preparing InfoPack.

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

Testimonial of the reference person

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