This is a reference for Nataliya Nikolova

YEU Academy

The training activity took place
in Faro, Portugal; Istanbul, Turkey; Poznan, Poland; Viimsi , Estonia; La
organised by Youth for Exchange and Understanding
Reference person

Marko Paunovic

(Project Manager )
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Aims & objectives

The project took place in Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey, Estonia and Poland in June 2010 and had
main aim to empower young leaders to use of social media in promoting intercultural dialogue.
Project was supported by "Youth in action" programme inside the action 1.3 Democracy
More information of the outputs here -

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

The project was focused to participants from various countries residing in Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey, Poland and Estonia. We had in the mentioned countries except the presented countries as well participants from Ukraine, Italy, Germany ; The team of the project and the 5 trainings consists of Marko Paunovic - Leader and Project manager, Marta Duarte and Sandra Santos - part of the media team, and Lorenzo Nava and me as trainers.

Training methods used & main activities

During the trainings were used various methods - according to the needs of the participants in the 5 countries , divided and focused by the themes of the training - 1. Participation , Responsibility , E-Participation; 2. Intercultural Communication; 3. Targeting; 4. Mass media ;5. Advertisement techniques; 6.Internet 2.0 ;7. Public Action
Some of the activities in the topic of Participation includes 1) Presentation on youth participation, meanings on membership and participation. Concluding feedback with the Agree-Disagree line and statements.

2) Utopia. Think constructively about an ideal future, then analyse why it’s not like that today and what can be done to achieve it, and present responsibility and concept of participation.

3) Presentation. Two groups make a theatre presentation on what is participation in your reality, and give keywords on participation.

4) Draw the perfect citizen, present, and identify what makes the perfect citizen.

5) Present Aristotle concept of state, individual, community and state, discover rights and responsibilities and transform it into group rules.

6) The Map, ask the group to draw a map, to frame it, to decide what to do with it, then ask to destroy it, analyze then participation, feelings and sense of belonging.

Outcomes of the activity

The groups in the different countries vary in terms of achieved results. Overall all of the groups started using and created blogs on the base of Internet 2.0 . The experiential learning in using Mass - Media worked on the level of cognition – the participants were able to confront with realities, and as well on a feeling level to try to compare, associate with the interviewees.For all the participants As an outcome participants started to show great interest in applying the knowledge, increased their participation in the activities practising video and writing posters with the main theme – promoting intercultural dialogue and participation.
More information of the outputs here -

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My role within the team was to work on the theme of Active participation and the use of new social media. In advance before the trainings as well I have worked on a survey on the use of social media for Youth work

I worked on this training for 23 days as a full time trainer.

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