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Step into strategic partnerships

The training activity took place
in Bonn
organised by NA Germany
Reference person

Gabi Steinprinz

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Aims & objectives

The aim is to equip youth workers with skills to develop quality strategic partnership projects under the Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ programme.
• Explore essential aspects about Strategic Partnership projects within Erasmus+: Youth in Action
• Understand the quality requirements for Strategic Partnerships
• Grasp the concept of innovation in the field of youth on European level
• Explore what does it take to build and sustain an equal partnership
• Understand the main principles of building a structure of activities, outputs and a budget of a Strategic Partnership
• Learn about tools supporting the management of such projects

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

Target group: project managers, youth workers and those planning to develop strategic partnership project. Participants were from Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia.

Training methods used & main activities

We had range of methods used for participants to get to know and understand the essential quality aspects of strategic partnerships. We used structure group discussion methods like "World cafe" or "Expert groups". We had methods for visualising project design, we had presentations, good practice sharing, guide idea development, personal and group consultations, action plan development individually and in groups, and so on.

Outcomes of the activity

The training course provided substantial knowledge and deepened understanding about KA2 Strategic partnerships in the field of Youth. Participants expressed number of learning outcomes linked to preparation of the project proposal and importance of various quality criteria. Based on the evaluation participants, 95% of them identified that course met their expectation quite well or extremely well. All 100% of participants feel quite or totally confident in starting their strategic partnership project.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My task was to prepare, implement and evaluate the training course together with my colleague co-trainer and NA officer responsible for the Key Action 2.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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