This is a reference for Natasha Lendjel

RETOOLED - Social Diagnosis

The training activity took place
in Kraków, Poland
organised by KOMPAS - Kreativni omladinski centar Panceva za borbu protiv side
18th - 25th of October, 2016.

Aims & objectives

The main aim of this TC was to connect youth projects with social diagnosis and base its needs analysis on solid research. Namely - to learn how to make evidence-based projects and how to research on problems. Activities were thereby a set of practical and theoretical input in the field of social studies methodology: designing and implementing social research.

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

The TC was done for youth workers and heads of youth organisations from: Poland, Serbia, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Spain, Romania and Czech Republic.

Training methods used & main activities

Methods used were a mixture of knowledge transfer and practical implementation of it: designing a mini research on concrete social problems and implementing them in Kraków. It included interviews, questionnaires, qualitative content analysis, visual data analysis etc.

Outcomes of the activity

As a result, participants received a guide for social research making and examples of research reports they made under the supervision of trainers.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Role: Co-trainer

- co-prepare the flow of the programme in line with its aims and objectives
- run sessions connected with teamwork, research and it's target groups, cloud judgement, discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes, learning process and methodology of workshops
- support team members
- create support materials for participants
- mentoring group of participants who were preparing own research methodology session
- contribute to the creation of the project idea and the grant application
- providing the communication flow between the applicant NGO, hotel staff and members of the community
- making sure that basic needs of the programme are sufficient in resources.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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