This is a reference for Mieke Neven McMahon

Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations

The training activity took place
in Istanbul, Turkey
organised by SALTO Inclusion
08 - 10 February 2017

Aims & objectives

This training course is a recurring training - so far I have implemented a Mobility Taster in Finland (2016) and Turkey (2017)

Aims & objectives

Go beyond the usual suspects: More inclusion organisations in the Erasmus+ Programme
- To lower the threshold and make it easier for new organisations to apply for E+ projects.
- To show that E+ Youth in Action is for them too and to make it digestible
- To build capacity and offer the tools for successful applications and projects
- How to find right partners and build partnerships for the inclusion projects

This training is developed in order to "Give a Taste" - It is short and snappy

Participants get a taste of:
- Mobility & intercultural dimension of E+ projects
- Non-formal learning
- The steps involved in application and implementation
- Meeting potential partners

....and overall: "A pinch of motivation"

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

The course is for newcomers to Erasmus+ Youth who were directly working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. youth workers, social
workers...) and for those that had never organised an international youth project with your target group before and wanted to know what is possible.

Training methods used & main activities

The event is based on non-formal learning methods and we used variety as it was meant for participants to learn some of them as well. Methods used were learning by doing, creating and using diary as a self-reflection tool, simulation day (simulation of the process of preparing and writing a project for E+: EVS or youth exchange), world café, story telling, circle discussion, group work, group discussion, presentation, personal consulting, networking, market of organisations, carousel, next step, individual and group reflection, etc.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants gained competences in the following areas:
- how to implement and apply for an Erasmus+ project
- preparing and applying for an inclusion project in E+ Youth in Action
- partner cooperation
- linking Erasmus+ project with organisational capacity and need
- creating a common project with potential partner organisation

Participants broadened their understanding of what inclusion, non-formal education, and youth work are (in Europe)

As a result of this training, some projects have already been applied for and successfully implemented.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

The training course was designed within the team of 4 trainers and representatives of SALTO Inclusion and some National Agencies.

Each training team (two trainers together with a representative from SALTO Inclusion) fine-tunes and implements the training course.
I implemented all steps needed during the training (implementation of the sessions, support for the group processes, daily reflection, adaptation of the programme) and evaluation.

I worked on this training for 3 days as a full time trainer.

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