This is a reference for Ognian Gadoularov

Passion in Action

The training activity took place
in Timisoara, Romania
organised by Dreams for Life
10 - 17.10.2014
Reference person

Bogdan Romanica

(co-trainer and organiser)
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Aims & objectives

The aim of the training:
To train and empower youth workers to become multipliers of holistic education in order to increase young people’s employment chances.

Objectives of the training:
- To introduce the concept of holistic education and its relevance for youth work, and for professional and personal development of youth workers and youth.
- To improve transversal and specific competences of youth workers and enable them to create and deliver quality non-formal education for young people.
- To develop the self-awareness of the youth workers regarding personal strengths, talents, passions and dreams.
- To empower youth workers to become aware and develop their own personal power in order to produce positive change in the society.
- To encourage active social participation and engagement in the fight against youth unemployment.
- To build and reinforce entrepreneurial skills of youth workers in order to strengthen their positions in the labor market.

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

Participants & Partner Organizations:
22 youth workers, from 7 countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Slovenia, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic.

Trainer team was:
Ognian Gadoularov (Bulgaria), Karolina Kusalova (Czech Republic) and Bogdan Romanica (Romania).

Training methods used & main activities

The course is prepared and will be run on the basis of a methodology that emphasizes active participation and commitment of all who’s involved. Therefore, the program is subject to regular changes and adaptations before and during the course. The activities foreseen are ice-breakers, role-plays, team building and outdoor activities, debates, open space and several workshops to develop life skills and competences useful for any youth worker. The working methods are the: “Experiential learning”, “Educator to Peer” and "Peer to Peer".
In the fifth day the participants will organize a local event for organizations and youth.

Outcomes of the activity

As a result of the training course participants crated their personal action plans, achieved goals in personal development and self-improvement (mapping personal values, personal strengths and talents). All participants prepared and delivered short workshops demonstrating their skills and passions.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was involved sins the creation of the idea, preparing and implementation of this training course.

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

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