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YEP - Youth Empowerment and Participation

The training activity took place
in Dilijan
organised by Youth Cooperation Center of Dilijan
22 - 30 November 2015

Aims & objectives

• empowering youth workers by practicing specific tools, exploring new educational theories of youth empowerment and participation
• enhancing participation, coaching and mentoring of youth workers
• assessment of good practices in empowerment of youth and inclusion
• improve knowledge, skills and attitudes of coaching
• understanding the relevance of the coaching process in supporting young peoples' active participation
• understanding how nature and outdoor activities can be used for youth empowerment
• supporting the creation of empowering and sustainable projects
• and develop cooperation with other organizations working in the same field within Erasmus + programme

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


Clive Bonnici (Malta)
Mkrtich Dallakyan (Armenia)

Marie Claire Testa (Malta)
Artur Ghazaryan (Armenia)

Countries involved

Armenia, Malta. Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Norway, Czech Rep, Latvia and Germany.

The participants were all between the age of 19 - 33 with experience in working with young people on a local level.

Training methods used & main activities

Wrokshops, Video Forums, Simulations, refelctions sessions and other non formal methods of education were used during this training course.

Outcomes of the activity

- Participants learnt more about the concept of coaching
- Participants understood better how through coaching you can increase empowerment and participation
- Agreed on a definition of Empowerment and participation on a European Level
- Learnt more about Erasmus+ as a tool

A facebook group was created for dissemination of tools. This is a closed group for reasons of privacy.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the main trainers. I was responsible for Designing and implementing the training course and also prepare the final report for the National Agency.

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

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