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Follow-up and Impact of International Projects

The training activity took place
in Valmiera, Latvia
organised by Youth and Environment Europe and Balta Daba
8-14 August 2014

Aims & objectives

The aim of the training course was to train youth workers and volunteers in creating projects with successful and measurable follow-up and impact.

- to exchange experiences of organising international and local projects;
- to explore, learn and discuss the methods and tools of creating a project with the planned follow-up;
- to discuss the methods of motivating and working with young people;
- to train youth workers in skills of motivation;
- to share and learn various tools of dissemination;
- to share good practices of successful follow-up experience.

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

Target group: youth project organisers.

Countries involved: Albania, Armenia, Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Romania and Russia.

Training methods used & main activities

The working methods were be based on non-formal education and intercultural learning principles. All activities involved active participation and creativity.
Examples: open discussions, group work, role-plays, practical tasks.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants learned:
- to plan the follow-up and impact of their projects;
- to identify the target groups of their projects;
- to analyse the work of their organisation in order to improve the results;
- to adapt the results of the projects to different target groups;
- to use visible and invisible results of projects;
- to produce follow-up materials which can be useful for most target groups and can be easily updated;
- to plan follow-up activities which are measurable and connected with the previous projects;
- to evaluate the projects and use the results of the evaluation to improve future projects;
- to use the methods of non-formal education and experiential learning in their projects.

We can tell that the training course was a success by the positive evaluations from participants and by the fact that 9 project proposals came out of this training course and are now included in Youth and Environment Europe's annual workplan for 2015.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the 3 trainers. I was responsible for approximately 1/3rd of the sessions and cooperated in the development and implementation of the ones I was not directly responsible for.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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