This is a reference for Sue Dudill

Janus Seminar

The training activity took place
in London, UK
organised by Momentum World in partnership with The British Council, the UK National Agency
2nd to 9th August 2013
Reference person

Paul Oxborough

(Creative Director and organiser)
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Aims & objectives

To give the participants the opportunity to look back at the last 7 years of Youth in Action and reflect on the outcomes by story telling
To celebrate its achievements
To glean information about the new Erasmus+ programme and look at the priority topics of the young people for the future
To build new partnerships for future cooperation by sharing new project ideas for 2014 onwards
To give the participants the stage by way of a youth-led conference and showcasing the value of European youth work to decision makers and organisations looking to the future in this field

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

One youth worker and one young person attended from 23 countries all of whom had been active in the Youth in Action Programme.

The UK National Agency and Momentum World managed the event.

Along with myself, Leo Kaserer from Austria formed the training team supported by 5 co-trainers from Austria (2), Bulgaria, Poland and the UK.

Momentum World's media crew provided technical and media support throughout, thoroughly documenting the seminar and conference from start to finish.

Special guest, international graphic visualiser Chris Shipton took part in a workshop and the conference.

Training methods used & main activities

We used a cornucopia of ice-breakers and energisers. Example methods: Making Meetings, Graphic Recording, Footprints in the Park, Inter-cultural Fair, Youth in Action Market Place incorporating 'Spotlight on Inspiration' and 'Media Moment', The London Challenge' and preparation for the youth-led conference which were all evaluated each day using non-formal reflection tools.

Outcomes of the activity

The seminar achieved all of its objectives:
The participants were highly interactive throughout and shared stories from the past 7 years. This part of the programme prepared them for the task of group working and looking to the future. They produced a youth manifesto and then in cooperation with their youth workers they produced around 200 new project ideas for 2014 which were promoted amongst the group and new partnerships were formed. The success of the conference lies in the evaluations completed by the guests which were outstanding. Here is the blog: http://janus2013.blogspot.co.uk/ and news of the event to be found here: http://www.momentumworld.org/ and here http://www.britishcouncil.org/society/youth-in-action.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My role was:
to help to plan the seminar with Momentum World and the UK NA
to design, create and implement a number of workshops myself
to design, create and implement a number of workshops in cooperation with Leo Kaserer
to work with Chris Shipton during the Youth Manifesto workshop
to delegate tasks to the co-trainers as required
to support the learning journeys of the participants and ensure their needs were met
to participate in daily meetings with the team and to give feedback at the end of each day

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

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