This is a reference for Marta Gawinek - Dagargulia

Play your part - active participation in the civil society - REFLECTING SEMINAR

The training activity took place
in Brussels, Belgium
organised by MitOst e.V.

Aims & objectives

MitOst e.V. organisation brings together active people and empowers them by creating a diverse and open network. Play your Part project was about bringing together active citizens from several European countries. In the first phase of the project they were discussing different ways of involvement at several levels. Afterwards they have implemented the activity plans. The goals of the last, reflecting seminar were: to present and share the insights and experience the participants gained through the implementation of their activity projects ; to create a "box of tools" which they have exchanged among each other; to give the participant feedback and counselling concerning their future involvement ; to give them new impulses by inviting them to see how other institutions and initiatives in Brussels work ; to discover the European dimension of the participants ideas ; to plan next steps in the participants involvement ; to estalish and empower Play your Part network.

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

The group consisted of about 40 participants of different age from Poland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain, Latvia, UK, Macedonia. The participants are active in their local communities at different levels and in different spheres - education, NGO, self governance etc.

Training methods used & main activities

Getting to know each other and networking: Talking Chairs / Music & short talks ; Find someone who.. ; positioner

Reflexion on the activity plans: presentation on the milestones in the past months and personal talks in small groups ("My way")

Inspirations for the future: Visits at different non formal education entities, presentations, talks

Presentations of the visits: flipcharts exhibition

To exchange experiences: caroussel of experiences with small group work, preparing of presentations, afterwards thre are 3 rounds to visit one small group and learn their concrete tools and tipps in specific fields

Outcomes of the activity

Thanks to the training the participants got the opportunity to reflect on their activity plans, to exchange tools and experience from their every day work. They have got new perspectives and inspirations for their future work y visiting different organisations and getting to know variuos initiatives from Brussels and international. Last but not least, they became part of a network of young activists. A report and photo documentation were prepared.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a full time trainer and I have co-facilitated the training together with two other trainers - one fro Germany and one from Austria. The whole event was coordinated by one organisator who among others arranged the meetings at the organisations. My role was to co-design the programme and to co-facilitate all the activities during the seminar. I was responsible for designing the learning process in the whole group. After the seminar I have co-written reports and prepared a photo documentation of the whole project.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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