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Follow the Impulse - improvisation as a tool in youth work

The training activity took place
in Budapest, Hungary
organised by Hungarian National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme (National Agency)
17-22 May 2016

Aims & objectives

The aim of this training course was to empower those, who work with groups of young people to be confident and free in challenging and unexpected moments and enable them to use improvisation techniques with young people.

- to experience improvisation moments to develop self-confidence as a youth worker/educator/trainer
- to develop improvisation skills of youth workers/educators/trainers
- to learn how to use and apply improvisation tools while working with young people to improve self-confidence, support learning and cooperation in teams, and release the creativity of youth

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

Team: 4 Trainers and 1 support staff (Germany, Poland, Turkey, Hungary)

21 participants: Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Teachers from Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Spain and Turkey.

Training methods used & main activities

- Applied improvisation
- Improvisational theatre
- Improvisational dance
- Rhythmic improvisation
- Artistic creation
- Interactive chatting tables
- Improvised street social action
- Short interactive presentations
- Facilitated discussions
- Reflection groups
- Icebreakers, games
- Group work
- Group reflection and evaluation

Outcomes of the activity

1, According to the evaluation of participants and other indicators the aims and objectives of the training course were achieved

- Participants expressed that they felt empowered, improved their self-confidence, ability to deal with unexpected moments, developed improvisational skills and creativity
- Participants made plans how to use improvisation in their daily work
- Participants were active in the Facebook group during the online follow up process and expressed their interest in creating new projects using improvisation

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the Trainers of the TC.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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