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Move it, Europe! Strengthening the capacities of Youth Leaders in non-formal education

The training activity took place
in Prijedor, Bosnia And Herzegovina
organised by Association "Kozarski Berek"
from 17 - 25 August 2012
Reference person

Markus Rebitschek

(Co - trainer)
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Aims & objectives

Training course by name "Move it, Europe! Strengthening the capacities of Youth Leaders in non-formal education" was held from 17th – 25th of August 2012 in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Aim & objectives were:
- To critically and creatively reflect about non-formal learning, its methods and its use for youth including its benefits and barriers;
- To extend the participants knowledge and understanding of non-formal learning, its methods and its use
- To develop creative and attractive ways to apply non-formal learning, its methods and its use;
- To acquire the skills to facilitate a wide range of interactive methods to be used in youth work practice
- To increase their competence in developing and evaluating youth projects based on non-formal learning, its methods and its use;
- To acquire competence in dealing with the Youth in Action Programme and to equip them with the knowledge and competence to make use of it

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

Target group on this project were youth leaders, youth workers, facilitators, trainers and multipliers that are working with young people.

Participants from the 7 countries were involved in this project: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, Italy, Macedonia, Turkey and Serbia .

Total number of participants was: 16

Training methods used & main activities

Within the training course a composition of sessions using methods from non-formal education was providing the participants step by step with theory, tools and skills for the realization of own intercultural activities.

The implemented activities were: non formal education and learning sessions.

The applied methods were: non-formal way of learning. This includes: games, ice-breakers, team building exercises, individual and group activities, language games, work on practical examples in small groups, meaning of youth work in different countries and cultures, workshops about the topic of this training course, creative open spaces and getting to know local projects with youth.

Outcomes of the activity

"Move it, Europe! Strengthening the capacities of Youth Leaders in non-formal education" was aimed to support the participants in strengthening unemployed young people's mobility and active participation in their local communities as well as stimulating young people’s spirit of initiative, creativity, entrepreneurship and employability. A diversity of non-formal methods was used to raise knowledge and challenge the debate about the challenges and opportunities of non-formal education, how to apply these methods, how to promote active participation among other young people, to promote the contact making and co-operation between the participants and motivate them to act as multipliers after the TC passing on aspects of the program contents to other young people.

During the program active learning behavior and reflection was reached through working in small working groups and continuous debriefings. After all, the participants were asked to support the implementation of planned follow-up activities, assisted by the project partners.

Thus the expected outcomes of the TC were multipliers able to implement projects committed towards a more inclusive growth by tackling the issue of youth unemployment within their local communities.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

In this training course my role was trainer. I worked with co trainer Markus Rebitschek Salto youth trainer (

Through professional cooperation with Association "Kozarski Berek" team and my colleague co trainer Markus Rebitschek, this training course was successfully finished.

More info and photos from the TC on our Facebook page

Training course has supported by European Commission and Youth in Action Programme and organized by Association "Kozarski Berek" from Prijedor, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

I worked on this training for 9 days as a full time trainer.

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