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LTTC Protecting the Mediterranean Environment “Youth will make the difference!”

The training activity took place
in Serifos Island, Cyclades, Greece
organised by Salto EuroMed Resource Centre in cooperation with the Hellenic National Agency
22-30 September 2009 & 1-5 december 2010

Aims & objectives

Activity type: Long Term Training Course

This TC is a long term training course project oriented based on 3 steps that will offer all participants learning by doing training, directly linked to the Greek Islands reality.

1st step: Training course on the island of Serifos (Northern Cyclades) 22nd to 30th September 2009
2nd step: Practical Phase (Run from the end of the T.C. until the evaluation in 2010): Coaching participants and their project.
3rd step: Evaluation - Greece, September 2010.
It is organised in cooperation with the Hellenic National Agency for the Youth in Action programme and Salto-Youth EuroMed.

Aims and Objectives: first phase:

This long term training project aims to give for E.U. and Meda youth organizations a real chance to create reliable projects, by creating and offering tools and technical support (coaching) to the participants on the preparation and different phases of their projects.

It also aims to:

Develop a structured dialogue with policy makers and stakeholders for a sustainable environmental.
Learn about concrete contribution to global sustainable development, with a special focus on the Euro-Mediterranean area.
Imagine, develop and implement real and concrete projects.
Work, share and do with and for Local Population.

Aims and objectives: second phase:

The Evaluation meeting, since it is a part of a long process, follows the aims and objectives of the LTTC in general.

In particular, through the Evaluation Meeting, we aim to:

reconnecting our group, creating space for discussion, reflections and debates
take a deep look and discuss about the different projects created and already realized
share the experience of collaboration, cooperation, process of creating common outcomes offer the opportunity to more representatives of the NGOs, except the ones who already participated in the 1st and 2nd step of the LTTC, to participate actively, to share their point of view in the process and implementation of the projects give chance to new ideas, to new projects and to design the follow up after the completion of the process of the LTTC

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

The course is for youth workers and youth leaders who are:

experienced in the Euro-Med YOUTH Programme and/or Youth in Action Programme
open to share and enrich their knowledge and awareness regarding environmental issues
Committed to co-operate during the preparation phase before the implementation of the training course according to the team of trainers' requests (writing articles, making researches, etc.)
supported by their organisations and have a concrete interest in implementing a Euro-Med project on environmental issues
able to communicate and work in English
committed to attend the LTT course for its full duration

Training methods used & main activities

3 phases' long term course based on the philosophy that non formal learning comes with the process of practising with the support of qualatative coaching. The design based on non formal education methodology with long term coaching of participants by the team.

Outcomes of the activity

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was the coordinator trainer for the long term course and deliver the whole process with a team of another two trainers, and in close cooperation with the coordinator of Salto Euromed RC.

I worked on this training for 14 days as a full time trainer.

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