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This is a reference for Bára Rodi (Blahova)

W4 EU what are V4?

The training activity took place
in Budapest, Hungary
organised by NIFSP – Hungarian Erasmus+ Youth National Agency
20-25 May 2014
Reference person

Juhász Zsuzska

(Co-Trainer)
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Aims & objectives

Historically, the Visegrad countries have always been facing similar challenges that developed a common V4 identity within the four member states. The seminar aimed to inspire/promote the development of future projects among participants from V4 countries.

BACKGROUND:
Historically, the Visegrad countries (CZ, HU,SK,PL) have always been facing similar challenges that developed a common V4 identity within the four member states. According to the latest research outcomes, today we share mutual concerns in the fields of youth issues and youth participation. ‘Visegrad Youth’ - Comparative review of the situation of young people in the V4 countries (written by Ewa Krzaklewska and funded by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth) will be presented as a background material in order to review situation of young people in the V4 countries.

The seminar aimed to inspire/promote the development of future projects among participants from V4 countries (e.g. Transnational youth initiatives and Structured Dialogue projects) in the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 2 & 3) as a tool for increase active participation of young people.

One of the goals of this seminar was to share best practices within the V4 countries.
Several projects were presented during the seminar as a source of inspiration. Participants searched for common answers and solutions with the help of recalling some national initiatives from the Youth In Action Programme (2007-2013).

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
● to bring together young people and youth workers from V4 countries with the aim of developing common projects in the future;
● to share the latest research outcomes concerning V4 youth and to identify challenges V4 youth are facing;
● to offer a networking opportunity between the participants and their sending organizations;
● to provide opportunities and space for participants to share good practices, innovative approaches, concepts and activities;
● to offer an introduction to the Erasmus+ Programme and its opportunities.

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

Representatives of 3 national agencies were present - Peter Kupec from Slovakian NA Iuventa, Magda Paszkowszka from Polish NA and Dora Csoka and Agnes Horvath from the Hungarian NA.

The facilitators were Bara Rodi (Blahova) from the Czech Republic and Zsuzsa Juhasz from Hungary.

Training methods used & main activities

The study session were mostly based on non-formal education methods, encouraging active participation of young people involved, giving space for participants to take an active role, express themselves and share good practices.
There was also structured input from experts, presentations about Erasmus+ and several projects will be presented as good practices. Part of the program was devoted to project development.

We used a lot the Visegrad youth report as a starting point of understanding realities of youth in V4 countries: www.msmt.cz/file/29056/download/

Outcomes of the activity

Participants understood the opportunities and the need of youth work development of V4 region. Experts gave a nice frame of historical background thus good base for future project work. Participants started to plan youth exchanges and youth initiatives amongst their new V4 partners.

I was in touch with participants also after the TC and 3 different projects happened as a direct outcome of this training course!

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My task was to co-create the training with my trainer partner Zsuzska and with the NA officers.
We supported the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the training course.

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

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