This is a reference for Peter Huray

You(th) and NFE are the Best!

The training activity took place
in Snina, Slovakia
organised by EPYG - Euro Project Youth Group

Aims & objectives

The general aim of the project was to improve the quality of youth work by using the Non-formal education methods. By exchanging the best practices of participants - trainers and youth workers, we have defined basic roles and needs of youth worker, created competences map and run through the workshops aimed on improving the quality of event management within NFE.

- To exchange the best practices in the field of youth work, to strengthen the exchange of experiences and competences within the youth organizations
- To implement, develop and support the non-formal education methods, their meaning in the education process and in a life of young people
- To analyze the role of NFE and to distinguish the differences in the formal, informal and non-formal education within the common Europe
- To support intercultural learning, analyse of intercultural diversity at international level - emphasize of cultural traditions and habbits in different countries
- To explore the possibilities of Erasmus+ Programme and analyze the role and perception of non-formal education (including the
key competences of Youhpass certificate)
- To increase the communication and presentation skills of youth workers in order to implement non-formal methods in an efficient way
- To encourage young people to use outdoor activities as a tool of non-formal learning process

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

Project was composed from following people:
- 3 trainers (Slovakia, Turkey)
- support staff
- 28 participants from 13 countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine)
- members of host organization and 3 other youth organizations from the region

Training methods used & main activities

Based on non-formal education methods mainly, together with using formal and informal features of learning, we have used following methods:
individual, mixed groups, plenary work, workshops, presentations, discussions, intercultural events, outdoor activities, role plays, games, energizers, ice-breakers, name games.
All methods were designed and implemented according the group´s profile and adjusted during the training regarding the participants´ needs and contributions.

Outcomes of the activity

by the training participants explored and defined the basic roles of youth worker, core competences (with creation of competences map) needed for the youth work. They also learnt how to recognize and use learning styles (formal, informal and non-formal learning) in their work, learnt how to plan and build a session, and how to design the action plan for their desired activities.
Back home they have disseminate the project results by organizing public workshops and presentations.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My tasks were to deliver sessions on teambuilding activities, group dynamics, Learning styles, Erasmus+ & Youthpass recognition and validation, Communication skills, evaluation of the project.
My role also consisted in assisting the trainer´s team with sessions arrangement & logistics; and in project coordination.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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