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TC Eastern Express

The training activity took place
in Tbilisi, Georgia
organised by Polish NA, SALTO EECA
7-12 February 2016

Aims & objectives

The EASTERN EXPRESS TC aims to enhance and to support the cooperation between organisations from Programme Countries, Eastern Partnership countries and Russian Federation. In addition wants to stimulate the creation of new projects ideas and development of activities quality.

•To provide information about the Erasmus + Programme in the field of youth and especially Key Action 1- Youth exchanges.
•To get to know possibilities of cooperation between Programme Countries and Eastern Partnership countries and Russian Federation within the Erasmus + Programme.
•To better understand youth exchange project management.
•To develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to organise a successful youth exchange with a special focus on youth participation.
•To bring together people working with youngsters in order to create new project ideas of youth exchanges within Key Action 1 of the Erasmus + Programme.

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

EASTERN EXPRESS TC brings together 24 voluntary and professional youth workers from Programme Countries, Eastern Partnership countries and Russian Federation: youth leaders and project coordinators working directly with youngsters, who are interested in setting up international youth exchanges.

Training methods used & main activities

• Erasmus + Programme presentation with special focus on cooperation with EaP countries within Key Action 1 projects;
• How to find partners?
• How to organize successful Youth Exchange project?
• Youth participation in Youth Exchanges – opportunities and challenges.
• Youth Exchange Project Management;
• Intercultural learning in youth projects;
• Non-formal learning in youth exchanges;
• Partnership in youth projects;

Outcomes of the activity

- Developed competences and confidence
- Partnerships
- Concrete project ideas

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was working in the team as a full-time trainer together with co-trainers - Giorgi Kakulia and Israel Peralta and cooperating also with Polish NA representative Karolina Suhecka

I worked on this training for 4 training days days as a full time trainer.

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