This is a reference for Polona Siter Drnovšek

Study visit on municipal youth work in Slovenia

The training activity took place
in Ljubljana, Slovenia
organised by Zavod Movit (SI NA)
15th - 19th October 2019
Reference person

Tinkara Bizjak

(organiser)
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Aims & objectives

The aim of the study visit was to present good practices from municipal youth work in Slovenia and
stimulate networking between participants in order to create new project partnerships between
municipalities from participating countries.
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY VISIT:
● get to know how youth work is supported and implemented on local and national level in
Slovenia;
● get to know how the process of establishing a national vocational qualification “Youth Worker”
was developed and what are the results;
● get to know how professional youth workers meet young people’s needs;
● get to know youth work practices in rural areas and small cities;
● get to know the organizational chart and working processes inYouth center Brez

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

20 participants were coming from municipal structures (10), from youth centres (6), from regional youth
council (1), from NGO (1) and from National agencies (2). On the workshop on 17th october, 6
representatives from Slovene municipalities (Divača, Grosuplje, Ljubljana, Novo mesto, Trebnje)
participated. Countries involved were Albania, Croatia, Estonia, Sweden and Slovenia.

Training methods used & main activities

Methods, used on the activity: mapping, buzz groups, presentation, case-studies, guided reflections, project-designing workshop, brainstorming, Q&A session, walk&talk. All the harvesting from the training was collected in the Padlet platform.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants were present good practices from municipal youth work in Slovenia wich will possibly lead to to new activities. Participants were stimulated for networking and new project ideas for future cooperation were developed. However, we have to keep in mind, that participants were mainly representatives of municipalities, wich are making small firs steps into the bost programmes.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

As a trainer I was responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating the training, including preparing materials. I was monitoring the preparation of specific presentations of the cases at local youth work venues.

I worked on this training for 3 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

Polona is a very active member of our National Agency's pool of trainers. We have always been very pleased with her work as a trainer and participant's feedbacks have been very positive as well. Polona is very familiar with the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps and their key elements and themes, she is very professional, takes her work seriously and I would recommend working with her to anyone without any hesitation.

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