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participation in european information work (Eurodesk)

The training activity took place
in Stirling, Scotland
organised by Eurodesk - Brussels Link
march 2004

Aims & objectives

overal aim: To give ideas and start building an opinion about how we can work participative in Eurodesk while adapting European information into our own national context

- To clarify different kinds of participation
- To clarify different elements of participation on different levels
- To providing a framework for participation
- To exploring different possibilities for participation with eurodesk
- To raise understanding about barriers to work participatory
- To exchange experiences with participation in european information work

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

target group: national coordinators of the eurodesk network

Training methods used & main activities

- presentations
- facilitated discussions
- brainstorming
- small group work

Outcomes of the activity

National coordinators got new ideas about working in a participatory way in information work, and got inspired by some techniques they could use to combine the principle of participation also in the (different phases and stages of) information work of Eurodesk

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

trainer, invited by the Brussels Link/Eurodesk network

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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