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"Practice in Reality - Project Management Laboratory"

The training activity took place
in Wiesbaden, Germany
organised by Arco - Erlebnispädagogik e.V.
Reference person

Robin Riedel

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Aims & objectives

Summarizing, "Practice in Reality - PM Laboratory" project was written with the aim of empowering participants (here: people actively engaged in working with youth in any capacity: youth workers, facilitators, coordinators, volunteers, group leaders, etc.) and equipping them with project management skills indispensable in developing quality projects at local and international level. This will be achieved through successive implementation of the following project objectives:
- training participants in the key areas related to preparation and management of local and international youth projects (here: areas concerning both organisational and human resource aspects of the projects)
- creating a toolbox of well-proven as well as new and innovative methods/tools/ideas/ strategies, etc. for effective projects management;
- exchanging best practices and useful tools contributing to implementation of quality youth projects;
- fostering European cooperation in the youth field and supporting the development of sustainable partnerships for the future joint projects between the EU and Partner countries in particular;
- discovering the potential of Erasmus+ Programme in creating quality and value-based learning mobilities for young people and youth workers.
All of the above stem directly from the overall objectives of the Erasmus+ Programme and build upon the partners’ previous work within the Youth in Action, Lifelong Learning and other European projects.

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

The Training Course “Practice in Reality - PM Laboratory” brought together 37 representatives of youth organizations, youth workers, young leaders and project managers/coordinators of local and international projects from 8 countries: Germany, Georgia, Italy, Ukraine, Spain, Armenia, Poland, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Moldova,

Training methods used & main activities

All the activities based on “learning by doing” principles, which participants could take most from the activities, and it helped very much to develop essential soft skills needed for project managers. During the workshops trainers used various activities based on non-formal education methods, project was colored by simulation games, role-plays, team building activities, presentations, group discussions & art methods. Firstly, project started with ice breaking and different kind of games to create a friendly atmosphere among participants.

Outcomes of the activity

This project was the great opportunity for the participants to get to know more about best practices related to projects implemented by partner promoter organizations and their voluntary activities on local and international level. During the project main part were dedicated to Project management cycle and phases from project idea generating till implementation and follow up. Crucial part of our training was to discuss in details about Erasmus+ funding opportunities, especially application writing part, how to write high quality goal oriented application under KA1.
At the same time, the project also influenced the creation of partnership networks for the partners’ future cooperation.
At the participants’ and hence the target group level, project impacted on:
- Developed skills, knowledge and the right attitudes allowing participants to implement high quality project in the future;
- Improved confidence to undertake local/regional/national and international projects;
- Greater awareness developed as to the issues that may arise when managing a project (e.g. Importance of having a dedicated team with well-defined tasks, importance of planning each step before jumping into work, problems/conflicts and resolving them, etc.)
- Valuable partnerships and joint follow up activities developed.
- Partner promoters representatives, youth workers trained and empowered by developing 8 key competences according the Youthpass.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I worked at this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.
Prepared, Designed and Delivered the Erasmus+ TC program.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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