This is a reference for Simona Molari

To pass...or to Youthpass?

The training activity took place
in Catania, Italy
organised by Salto-youth Training and Cooperation RC, Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani
2nd- 8th february 2010
Reference person

Rita Bergstein

(organiser, expert)
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Aims & objectives

The aim of the training course is:

To increase the understanding of the Youthpass in the Youth in Action Programme and support its implementation process contribuiting for the recognition of non-formal education and learning in Europe

Objectives are:
 To provide the learning opportunities on international level by creating possibilities for sharing experience and developing expertise in non-formal education
 To deepen the understanding and knowledge of Youthpass by exploring its potential as a tool in the Youth in Action Programme and as an instrument for social recognition of youth work
 To explore the meaning of recognition components (e.g. learning- to-learn, Key-competences, self-assessment) in educational practice with young people and by implementing Youthpass in training
 To raise the awareness on the wider recognition context of non- formal learning through the reflection on the recent developments in youth and education policies in Europe
 To enhance the networking to support the further recognition work by providing possibilities for participants to make contacts internationally and by identifying the potential and recourses for networking at their level of influence
 To identify the capacity and strategies for multiplying the philosophy, idea and concept of Youthpass by developing concrete multiplying actions on personal, organisational and other levels

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

The target group are practitioners in non-formal education, and/or in training with young people and/or youth workers, project promoters, EVS mentors, trainers who are working directly involved in the Youth in Action programme using the Youth in Action programme preferably having an educational role in this process.
Participants from Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Portugal, Norway, United Kindom, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Georgia, Russian Federation, Jordan, Serbia.

the team of trainer composed by: Tadej Pugelj, Nerijus Kriauciunas, Simona Molari. From Italian national agency: Adele Tinaburri. External Expert: Rita Bergstein

Training methods used & main activities

Group work, simulation games (with cards), discussion, peer-to-peer, debriefing.

Outcomes of the activity

The participants had the opportunity to deepen the understanding and knowledge of Youthpass. They could understand its potential as an instrument for social recognition of youth work, and to identify the strategies for multiplying the philosophy of the Youthpass by developing concrete multiplying actions.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full time trainer for the whole training course

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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