This is a reference for Dagna Gmitrowicz

Under the common roof

The training activity took place
in Armenia
organised by “Harlekids e.V.”
Reference person


(organiser and co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

To begin the strong network cooperation between already established youth houses from different countries.
To design the universal concept of youth house and to find out the solution how to establish new youth houses in partner countries.
To rediscover the meaning of the word HOME, in the meaning of youth work, especially with disadvantaged youth.
To work out the not conventional methods of work in such houses and to inspire youth workers for future work.
To create the possibility, in new network, for disadvantaged youth to move safely from one house to another one discovering in the same time new countries, and developing their self-confidence.
To connect East with West

theme – to exchange experience and knowledge - how to run a cultural youth centres and build up a network for future cooperation between East and West, as well as influence on local community

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

target group – 20 youth workers working in the flied of cultural youth centres from the East and West (Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Rumania, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia) and the local community of the Armenian village Tatev.

Training methods used & main activities

methods: simulation (all training long), discussion, outdoor activities, evaluation.

Outcomes of the activity

An amazing non-ending simulation (whole group in one totally empty house with no furniture, creating their own HOUSE/HOME) as experience of self organisation and group dynamic process
exchange of concrete knowledge how the youth work in the different cultural centres and countries is organised
practical cooperation of our group with locals to support the local Armenians to set up a real youth centre in Tatev in the old soviet school,
a network between youth centres from East and West for concrete future projects

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a trainer (second trainer from Germany and third one from Armenia)

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

Testimonial of the reference person

It was a great pleasure and honor to work with Dagna in this projects. I highly recommend her as an excellent professional and great team player.

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