This is a reference for Emanuel Caristi

Think Like Ink

The training activity took place
in Messina
organised by EUducation Italy
Reference person

Mirella Muscari

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Aims & objectives

As young people are mostly visual thinkers, we have identified the need to improve the quality of delivering educational content that will be more understandable for young learners. Youth workers and youth leaders are always facing difficulties to keep the attention of young people during meetings, presentations and workshops. With this project named "Think like ink!" we are aiming to teach youth workers how to use graphic facilitation as a tool for learning and how to apply it in youth work across Europe. Since the common belief, today is that you have to be an artist in order to draw, we are focusing on improving the visual communication skills of trainers and youth workers, proving them that everyone can draw. The main topic of this project is learning tools and techniques for graphic facilitation with the main aim to increase the quality of implementation of youth mobility projects in the frame of Erasmus+. Participants in this project will learn how to express one's ideas in a graphical and visual way as a great method for learning, developing drawing skills, boost creative thinking and empower participants for their further professional development using creativity and innovative methods. Our main objective is to improve the visual thinking of trainers/ facilitators, teach them the needed skills and provide them with visual tools needed for their youth work. After this project participants will be able to create their own facilitation inventory that can be used in their future activities for delivering knowledge and information to young learners.

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

This project will gather 26 participants from Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Albania, Georgia an Lithuania (plus 2 trainers from Italy and Lithuania), aged 18-35 in need to improve their graphic and visual skills as an important step of raising the quality of youth work in Europe.

Training methods used & main activities

Participants will learn in a setting of non-formal methods including workshops, interactive lectures, simulations, exercises, round-table discussions, all stimulating and challenging active participation and creativity. The main part of the training course will be delivered in the form of practical sessions implemented by the participants in their notebooks or using the flip-chart board in a learning-by-doing fashion, as individual work or small teamwork.

Outcomes of the activity

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team


I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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