This is a reference for Darko Markovic

LTTC “Let’s Train: Recognition of non-formal learning in youth work”

The training activity took place
in Milocher, Montenegro; Warsaw, Poland
organised by SALTO SEE RC, SALTO TC RC, Turkish NA for YiA
8-14.11.2010; 7-12.10.2011.
Reference person

Gulesin Nemutlu

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Aims & objectives

The main aim was:
- To support the development of competences of youth workers and youth leaders for increasing recognition of non-formal learning in youth work.
Objectives were:
- Increase understanding of what is non-formal learning/education in the context of youth work
- Raise awareness about different levels of recognition of youth work in society
- Build capacities for developing and implementing projects aiming to increase the recognition of youth work
- Explore possible links between recognition of youth work and employability/employment of youth people
- Share and discuss experiences, examples and possibilities of working towards recognition in different societies
- Developing partnerships for future action in this field
- Linking projects developments with the European policies

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

The target group were youth workers from EU and neighboring partner countries (SEE, EECA, EUROMED) interested in working on better recognition of non-formal learning and youth work in their own context. The group consisted of participants from 15 countries and the team of trainers from Serbia, Turkey and Slovenia.

Training methods used & main activities

The overall methodology included: two training seminars, coaching phase and online learning. The methods used were combination of variety of non-formal learning activities fostering participatory and experiential learning.

Outcomes of the activity

The main outcomes were: increased awareness and capacities for dealing with recognition of non-formal learning and youth work, participants's projects implemented to tackle the issue of recognition in their own context and the hanbook "Unlocking Doors to Recognition" (see:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Developing and co-designing the course programme withing the "Let's..." strategy of regional SALTO resource centers, facilitation of the two seminars, coaching participants in the project development stage and co-writing the handbook.

I worked on this training for 10 days as a full time trainer.

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