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Training Course "ARTEMESIA - Arts for Social Inclusion”

The training activity took place
in Toulouse, France
organised by Fla Kultur Association, France
24-31.10.2010

Aims & objectives

The training aimed to contribute for developing the quality of support systems for youth activities in order to promote young people's inclusion in society and to develop their active participation, social cohesion and youth self-development. The project also aimed to equip youth workers with competences that they need in order to encourage active participation and inclusion of young people with the help of arts – both in their local communities and on international level. In this way, the training course was aimed at developing the skills and competences of youth workers coming from organizations that work, or are planning to work with young people using arts as an educational approach.

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

The training course was implemented under action 4.3 of the Youth in Action Programme and it gathered about 20 participants from 12 Programme countries. Target group of the project was youth workers working as professionals or volunteers in youth organizations. The project team was composed of an organizer from France and two trainers, from Austria and Macedonia.

Training methods used & main activities

The program of this project mainly consisted of workshops on project development and on the Youth in Action Programme. Large block was also devoted to use of arts in youth projects, and it included participants' presentations of positive practices, meetings with local artists-youth activists and visits of artistic institutions. The methodology ranged from presentations and small group work to various exercises and simulation activities. Part of the program was devoted to development of real project proposals for the Youth in Action Programme.

Outcomes of the activity

The training course resulted in developed partnerships and project ideas among the participants. At the end, five project proposals for international youth exchanges and training courses were developed.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

The activity program was implemented by a team of two trainers, from Austria and Macedonia. As a full-time trainer, I was responsible for planning and implementing the activity program.

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

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