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Media Sapiens - Essential Communication Tools in Youth Work

The training activity took place
in Ptuj, Slovenia
organised by CID Ptuj (Centre of Free Time Activities Ptuj)
27.09. - 06.10.2013

Aims & objectives

- to raise experienced youth workers’ awareness about implementing media and communications in youth work

- to promote active participation, networking, youth work, volunteerism and the Youth in Action programme in local, regional and wider communities

- to develop knowledge and skills, criticism, and tools to be active in the sense of feeling and understanding of different levels of communication skills

- to be more creative and innovative in everyday work by using communication skills and media

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

The target group consisted young youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers and young people with fewer opportunities who are interested in the implementation of YiA projects, and in the promotion of the programme and youth work as well as volunteerism and international cooperation.

Countries involved in the project:
- Albania,
- Bosnia and Herzegovina,
- Estonia,
- Moldova,
- Romania,
- Serbia,
- Slovakia,
- Slovenia,
- Ukraine,
- United Kingdom

Training methods used & main activities

- Work in small groups
- Individual work
- Learning by doing
- Presentations
- Reflections

Outcomes of the activity

On the last day of a project participants filled the evaluation form which showed us what they liked or disliked, which aims they achieved and how they plan to implement the skills and knowledge in their private/professional life. Amongst all activities participants most liked the practical ones (group work) with lots of creativity.

During the project participants were posting photos on social media, which are visible under #MS_ect hashtag.

During the visit of local media participants produced a video about Media Sapiens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLwE_ncPIiI

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

- Programme coordinator (coordinating work of trainers, planning the programme)

- Presentation of different types of learning and 8 key competences of LLL
- Communication in Youth work (local NGO's experience) - facilitating the panel
- Event management presentation and workshop
- Introduction in Traditional Media: TV, Radio and Newspaper
- Possibilities and opportunities for Youth workshop
- Youthpass presentation

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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