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Make an Impact!

The training activity took place
in Larnaca, Cyprus
organised by SEAL CYPRUS
27 March- 2 April 2015

Aims & objectives

Dissemination = spreading information about the results of the projects to key actors.
We explored ways to use a wide variety of media to document our project results and deliver them to the most appropriate target groups.
Exploitation = making sure the outcomes and products of our projects are effectively used.
We went a step further in order to make sure that our project results can make a difference and can be used in other projects or policies. We learned how to adapt our projects to different contexts and new audiences, how to share our experiences, how to train others and how to improve systems and procedures.
Results = parts or moments of the project that are worth showing off from the point of view of the receivers. We identified the most important results of our activities and the ways these results can be used in order to have the greatest possible impact.

to explore ways to increase the impact of youth projects within our organisations and our communities;
to enhance our dissemination strategies;
to make better exploitation of our project results;
to extend the potential of non-formal education methods and techniques in creating original projects in order to address the needs of young people;
to provide the participants with the skills necessary for strategic thinking and planning in order to raise the visibility of their projects.

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

Trainers, youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers from 1o European countries (Cyprus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Malta, Italy) and one Neighboring country, Ukraine.

Training methods used & main activities

All the working activities aimed at fostering intercultural learning and exchange between participants from diverse backgrounds. Methodology included simulation games, role play, plenary debates, interactive lectures, audio-visual presentations, small and large group discussions, self- assessment and more. With their participation in this capacity-building activity, the youth workers will be able to strengthen and support their organisations to tackle social problems, to raise the visibility of their projects and to multiply the impact of youth work.

Outcomes of the activity

The project brought together youth workers and youth leaders in order to explore ways to increase the impact of their projects within their organisations and their communities. The participants were guided to extend the potentials of non-formal education methods and techniques in creating original projects to address the needs of young people. Special focus has be given in the use of information communication technologies in order not only to coordinate (international) projects but also to multiply their impact. The participants were trained in ways to use open source software and the social media in order to maximize the influence of their work with the youth. A guide for dissemination and exploitation of results was created with the contribution of all the trainees.
By augmenting their skills, the participants are expected to make a better utilization of non-formal education and to raise the visibility of their projects. This way they will support their own target groups, in particular young people with fewer opportunities (i.e. young people from remote or rural areas, young people in unemployment) in becoming more visible.
The outcome of the training is expected to have a strong multiplication effect.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Organiser, Project Manager, Educational adviser, main trainer.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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