This is a reference for Carmine Rodi Falanga

Gimme a FIVE (Fit, Intercultural, Valuable Europe)

The training activity took place
in Viterbo, Italy
organised by Carrefour Europeo Lazio
13th - 19th December, 2004
Reference person

Buzz Bury

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Aims & objectives

It was a SEMINAR (action 5 YOUTH Programme) about active methods of involving young people in citizenship and society.

Many different organisations from all over Europe, with a total of 36 participants, took part in it to share their good practises in the field, to establish a common understanding of the topic and the challenges ahead, and to explore some future opportunities.

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

The group was very diverse with a rich component from a wide variety of EU countries.
The team was composed by Buzz Bury (UK), Marcella Barone (Italy), and myself.

Training methods used & main activities

A good wide mix of non formal education methods.
There was an emphasis on Open Space technology as a method for wide groups and involvement.

Outcomes of the activity

Good future cooperation has been established between the partners involved and their respective networks. One main objective of the course was to encourage a stronger cooperation between different networks across Europe: Eurodesk - the Europe Direct network - the Erasmus Students networks were all involved.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My role was to facilitate the seminar (in a team of 2), and to coordinate all the activities which took part in it. The methods ranged from open discussions, to group works, to frontal presentations, with a central part based on a 24-hours Open Space session.

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

Testimonial of the reference person

Working with Carmine is always a joy, his ability to put groups at ease and quickly establish a positive learning environment is an essential ingredient to any training activity. His ability to co-work effectively is another strength and his ability to present theoretical inputs in an engaging way.

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