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Reconnecting to the environment TC

The training activity took place
in Salerno, Italy
organised by Acarbio
6-15 Oct 2015

Aims & objectives

"Re-connecting to the Environment" is a training course that aims to bring together young leaders and
youth workers delegated by 12 organizations from different countries of Central and Eastern Europe as well
as Mediterranean region. The participants get the opportunity to spend 8 nights in the village of Tramonti -
part of the Monti Lattari Regional Park and located in the back mountains of the stunning Amalfi Coast.
The main aim of the project is to improve the quality of youth work by exploring non-formal learning
through and in the nature as an effective way to work with youth, develop their competences and
strengthen the connection to the local community.
This will be achieved also through Experiential Learning approach to personal and professional
development, with elements of experiencing environmental outdoor activities and the added value given
by observing and understanding the nature, challenging participants in the exploration of the natural
environment as well as their inner personal and professional dimension. Participants will be in fact
engaged in an exciting 24-hours expedition in the nature and experiences will later be thoroughly analyzed
in the group in order to apply it later in your own work with young people.
Objectives of this project.
 Exploring and building common understanding on potential of non-formal “learning in the nature” and
“learning from the nature” as an effective way for youth work – as a tool for promoting personal
development of youngsters, as well as contributing to connection with nature (including raising
awareness on the respect to the environment and biodiversity that surround us) and becoming more
aware citizens of the local community.
 Providing a space for participating in outdoor and environment-connected activities and thus allowing
the youth workers to discover the power of such learning and thus motivate them to use this approach
for their daily youth-work.
 Equipping participants with knowledge on how to design and implement good quality NFL activities
related to environment for youth and giving them the chance to develop skills on implementing such
activities (by designing and facilitating such activities for other participants and local youngsters during
the training).
 To develop concrete ideas on how the experience from this training course could be applied in the local
youth work realities – planning of the follow-up steps and activities

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

Jordan, Italy, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Maroco, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Moldova

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal education methodologies

Outcomes of the activity

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team


I worked on this training for 10 days as a full time trainer.

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