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Y-E-N Inclusion Train Seminar

The training activity took place
in Strasbourg (France) and Brussels (Belgium)
organised by Youth Express Network
November 12th to November 20th

Aims & objectives

Youth Express Network (Y-E-N) is a network that aims to promote social inclusion for youth.

The aim of the training was to evaluate and to close a Social Inclusion Campaign.

The objectives of the seminar were:
- To evaluate the impact of the campaign on participants their organisation and community;
- To promote a debate on social inclusion of young pepole in Europe;
- To share, learn and collect good practices on social inclusion of young people based on experience and expertise of the participanting young people and youth workers;
- To raise awareness on the impact of youth work as a tool to actively promote social inclusion;
- To create a booklet on "How to campaign for social inclusion?"

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

European youth workers as well as European youth activists were the target group. Participants were coming from: Netherlands, Georgia, France, Italy, Armenia, Romania, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Lithuania.

We were 3 team members (1 from Turkey, 1 from Macedonia and 1 from Spain).

Training methods used & main activities

We used ice-breaking activities in order to reach a good atmosphere in the group. We also non-formal educational tools to motivate learning processes (e.g. drawing your own Frankenstein). In addition, we used illustrative tools (e.g. personal trains' journeys) to evaluate the campaign.

Outcomes of the activity

We could evaluate the campaign contrasting its objectives. We could also motivate participants to go back to their countries and start up initiatives in order to fight for social inclusion at local level.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Designing and implementing the training. Leading sessions and support other team members.

I worked on this training for 12 days as a full time trainer.

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