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Take some action Training an Active and European Citizenship

The training activity took place
in Limassol, Cyprus
organised by Friends of the Earth
Reference person

Savas Zotos

(President of the organization -Organizer of the event)
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Aims & objectives

1) To develop a greater understanding of youth participation and social inclusion
2) Understand the importance of taking part in an ngo as first as an active citizen in your country then and European citizen
3) Promote non formal education methodology and theatrical conventions
4) Taking action through environmental issues
5) Form new networks: to bring organizations from European countries together and to increase co-operation with experienced youth organizations through Erasmus program me
The training assessed the need of a training course that will focus on Active and European citizenship. Inform participants in order to learn and involve to European procedures. Our focus was to train people in order to cultivate a more active culture towards Eu and become more active as citizens.

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

Target group was young people age 18-30 that are involeved in an ngo care about achieving the best interest are sensitize toward enviromental issues and give time to achieve it It's important that they will be able to get involved in this training course and communicate in English. Our participants came from Greece, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus

Training methods used & main activities

During the whole training we used non formal techniques such us
Team building, Ice breaking, energizers , simulation exercises ,debate, brainstorming, role play, open space methodology, group discussions, fishbowl activities for compass the human right manual such us take a step forward, every vote counts etc. Theatrical techniques

Outcomes of the activity

Inform people about local Environmental Issues how Local Institution use their authority and how they can apply to European institutions Learn from each other since each participants was responsible to present an Institution Work in activities that promote active and European citizenship. At the end they created a small street theatre concerning their knowledge of the workshop.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I had the initial idea of the training so I was responsible to constitute a team of trainers to help me implement it. I was responsible for the getting to know each other part. Then working on role plays and simulation activities to make them understand their role as a citizen. We facilitated the training about European Institutions using open space methodology and the whole reflection and evaluation part.

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

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