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International Training course “Take a walk on the European Side: Capacity building in non-formal education for local and regional youth engagement”

The training activity took place
in Prijedor, BiH
organised by KOZARSKI BEREK – Centar za obrazovanje, kulturu i razmjenu (Centre for education, culture and exchange)

Aims & objectives

Based on the TC “Your chance – be a part of Europe! Non-formal education for local and regional youth engagement”, which was held in summer 2010 the follow- up project, the International Training Course “Take a walk on the European Side: Capacity building in non-formal education for local and regional youth engagement” was focused on capacity building in using non-formal education and its methods as a sustainable basic for European youth work activities. Understanding the engagement of young people on local and regional level as a first step towards active participation on European level the TC was aimed to set the basics of non-formal learning, its methods and its use e.g. in peer education and the development of local initiatives and small youth projects on local and regional level.

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

Youth leaders, project worker, volunteers from EU27 and SEE partner countries

Training methods used & main activities

A diversity of non-formal methods was used to raise knowledge and challenge the debate about the challenges and opportunities of non-formal education, how to apply these methods, how to promote active participation among other young people, to promote the contact making and co-operation between the participants and motivate them to act as multipliers after the TC passing on aspects of the programme contents to other young people.

Outcomes of the activity

The main achievement of the TC was having passed to all participants a broad knowledge on the topic of non-formal education. Especially for those participants, who up until then had not been in touch with non-formal education so far, have gained a deep insight on the field, which they are also very keen on applying on future projects. As well, the participants that already had quite some skills on the field had the chance to gain an insight on new methods that they might use further vocationally.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full-time trainer

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

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