This is a reference for Zsiday Kriszta

Promote yourself II.

The training activity took place
in Vilnius, Lithuania
organised by Lithuanian NA, Slovenian NA, Salto SEE
5th–9th September, 2016

Aims & objectives

This training course is a part of long-term cooperation between Lithuanian, Slovenian, Hungarian and Croatian National Agencies for Erasmus+ and SALTO South East Europe. Previously, one training course took part in Slovenia (December, 2015) as well as practising and implementing in local realities part (January-June, 2016). This training course was a third phase of this long-term training. The training course was open to participants from Programme Countries and South East Europe Balcan countries.

To offer support for the applicants and beneficiaries of the programme for successful planning and implementation of visibility and DEOR strategies within their Erasmus+ Youth projects.

• To offer the participants a structured and professional support for quality implementation of visibility and DEOR strategies of their approved and upcoming Erasmus+ Youth projects.
• To enable participants to test in practice innovative use of different communication channels and tools.
• To offer a chance to share and analyse examples of practices in the area of visibility and DEOR activities.
• To collect feedback from the participants on the challenges they faced when preparing their visibility and DEOR plans.

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

• have at least one concrete experience with project communication or are responsible for visibility in their organisation
• have actively participated in the planning and implementation of at least one mobility activity within Erasmus+ Youth or Youth in Action programme
• have applied for the Erasmus+ Youth project grant in 2016 (as an applicant or partner organisation)
• want to increase the overall impact of their project by ensuring visibility and effective dissemination and exploitation of project results with the help of communication experts and trainers
• have motivation to reflect on the past communications connected to your projects, share their experience with other participants, explore the expectations of the Erasmus+: Youth programme in the area of impact, visibility and dissemination and exploitation of results, upgrade their communication to reach set aims, discover innovative use of different communication channels and tools to communicate meaningfully about their projects, learn and put it into practice in a learning community.

Training methods used & main activities

We used non-formal educational methods with inputs on specific areas. My part was to ensure the quality of the communication theory and practice perspective. For this I gave input, lectures, run shorter plenary sessions, longer sub work sessions and so on.

Outcomes of the activity

The outcomes were that many organisation developed their communication, DEOR skills through the participation of their representatives, online coaching and advisory sessions, working directly on the DEOR part of Ka1 and Ka2 applications.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I had the special role of the communication expert, providing guidance for the other members of the team on strategic communication, theories, practices, tools (online, offline, social media). As this was part of a long-term training course, during the 1 year I had different tasks, such as advisory, consultation, coaching, training, overview of the process. As an additional element, I am working on an online tool related to this process, which will enable youth organisations to learn in a self-directed way using the platform.

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

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