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LTTC "Training course for Russian-speaking youth workers

The training activity took place
in Karkle, Lithuania
organised by Lithuanian Association of Non-Formal Education (LiJNA)
May 2007 - August 2008

Aims & objectives

Aim of the LTTC:
To enable the Russian-speaking youth leaders and workers to co-operate in international level for raising the quality of local youth work.

Objectives:
-To raise the youth workers’ competences to deal with cultural diversity, the human rights issues and active citizenship in the field of youth work;
-To share experiences among the participants on obstacles/challenges in education of democratic citizenship;
-To empower and motivate the participants to create new international partnerships and youth projects (within Youth in Action programme, other European foundations);
-To train participants on development and realising of new youth projects for future co-operation;
-To inspire the participants for language learning with a perspective to work internationally in the field of youth work.

Target group:
Youth leaders and youth workers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.

Methods used:
Non-formal education approach (with the variety of method, such as simulation games, role play games, work in mixed groups, theoretical inputs and plenary presentations, working in international groups on project development, action planning). Special focus - on outdoor experiential learning.

Responsibilities:
-developing the concept of training course, preparation of and applying with the project of TC;
-working out and realising of the TC programme on issues of youth non-formal education, youth active participation, intercultural learning, co-operation of youth NGOs and elaborating of youth projects;
-Preparation of the report of TC.

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

Participants:
Youth workers / leaders working in the multicultural environment with youngsters from different backgrounds from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine.
Trainers' team:
Zilvinas Gailius (LT)
Donatas Petkauskas (LT)
Marina Korzh (BEL)
Renata Kalivod (LV)
Ivan Sukhanov (RU)

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal learning
Outdoor experiential learning
E-learning and mentoring

Outcomes of the activity

5 ideas, realised by the participants
At least 8 represented organisations were involved into co-operation after the LTTC

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full-time trainer, responsible for designing the training concept, running the training programme, reporting, supporting and mentoring for the participants in between and after the training events.

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

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