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TC - Towards economical empowerment of Roma youth

The training activity took place
in Kopaonik, Serbia
organised by ADRA Germany
12-20th December 2014

Aims & objectives

The main goals of the project:
- Contribute to decrease the number of unemployed Roma people
- Stimulating of the creativity and entrepreneurship
- Networking with other organizations working on the same problem

- To network with other organizations working with Roma issue
- To provide 9 days of training course that covers: awareness about different countries, cultures, traditions and policies
- Transferring the knowledge and promoting the Erasmus+ Programme among a large number of young people from the local communities

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

Countries involved: Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo*, Albania, Macedonia, Armenia, Azerbaijan.

Target group was mixed - the half of our participants consists of Roma nationality and half was not, but also we were open for all the people who wished to be actively involved in working with Roma youth and their issues (youth workers, youth leaders, NGO activists).

Number of participants: 30
Number of trainers: 2
Number of staff: 2

Training methods used & main activities

The following will be used as non-formal methods of learning: workshops, brainstorming, facilitated discussions, problem solving initiatives, guided visualizations, creative writing exercises and simulations, then individual, team work and group tasks, evaluation questionnaire and learning points, practical activities, exchange of knowledge and experience, and mixture of outdoor activities.

Outcomes of the activity

Our activities are covering following themes: different models of economic empowerment of Roma youth, functional non-formal education for Roma, basic management skills, communication skills, the ability to work both as part of a team and independently, writing CV, the attitude of active citizenship and active participation in the local community, ability to work in an multi-cultural team, an attitude of tolerance and understanding towards new cultures, ability to network and make contacts, knowledge needed for writing projects and submitting applications as well as all necessary information about possibilities that Erasmus+ program is providing, etc. This training course also promotes tolerance among young people, considering the concrete target group. We have also devoted the special sessions for that.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a member of the training team, and I worked with my colleagues to design the whole programme. As a full time trainer I also delivered the training course and all planned activities before and after the TC.

I worked on this training for 9 days as a full time trainer.

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