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Level UP

The training activity took place
in Tartu & Pärnu, Estonia
organised by SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Center
2015
Reference person

Anna Kuzina

(Co-orginiser representing Estonian National Agency for Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme (Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency))
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Aims & objectives

LEVEL UP! is a long-term experimental programme that started in May 2015 and lasted for 9 months (plus conference for sharing results in March 2016) for youth workers and youth leaders from Latvia and Estonia. Focus was on facilitation and recognition of learning processes of young people in youth work – based on Youthpass concept.

LEVEL UP! Learning in youth work: deeper understanding, better quality, more recognition!

Training Course
27-30 May 2015 | The 1st Kick Off seminar is in Tartu, Estonia
LEVEL UP! is a long-term experimental programme starting in May 2015 for youth workers and youth leaders from Latvia and Estonia. Focus is facilitation and recognition of learning processes of young people in youth work – based on Youthpass concept.

Aim: To support quality of youth work in Estonia & Latvia and to stimulate learning processes in non-formal learning settings for all involved people by exploring and experimenting with methods and approaches of self-reflection and analysis based on the Youthpass concept.

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

There were around 40 participants, 50% from Estonia and 50% from Latvia. Team: 2 trainers from Estonia, 2 Trainers from Latvia, 1 Trainer form Italy/Netherlands, NA officers from Estonia and Latvia, expert from SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Center

Training methods used & main activities

As training was focusing on YP learning process, therefore the methods used were chosen appropriately to NFL framework: discussions, simulations, visual brainstorming etc.

Outcomes of the activity

Youthpass process was implemented by the participants on the local youthwork level.

In a long-term perspective pilot project which was intended to lead to the reflection on how Youthpass could be adapted to become a valuable tool of recognition of learning in a national youth work context.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Participating in concept development, design and delivery of the program, reporting.

I worked on this training for 12 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

Jana has been a reliable team member taking a leading role on behalf of Estonian trainers, contributing also to the research part and transferring findings into a follow-up project realised in 2017 "Passion for learning - Training Course on how to support young people better in their learning process" http://trainings.salto-youth.net/6379, that EE and LV NAs keep modifying and organising within TCA of E+: YiA (implemented also in 2018, planned for 2019).

• The LevelUp! programme overall contributed into getting an insight into concept of Youthpass in relation to better recognition of competences developed in youth work and better quality support, as well as elaborating on better quality support in youth work discovering possibilities for possible systematic change.

Main results and findings have been shared on the Conference 10-11 March 2016 in Latvia with support of the European Commission and Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia, in order to encourage other NAs, NGOs and relevant stakeholders to discuss potential of further implementation of Youthpass concept to be exploited and mainstreamed at national & local level in diverse youth work contexts beyond the Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects that offer non-formal education for young people.

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