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You(th) decide!

The training activity took place
in Košice, Slovakia / Ryglice, Poland
organised by Town Ryglice, Poland
May 2018, Sep 2018
Reference person

Seweryn Gutkowski

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Aims & objectives

The initiative You(th) Decide! reacted to youth disappointment with politics and low interest in civic engagement. The aim of the initiative was to enhance youth civic engagement and to raise awareness about the importance of participation in civic life among youth from V4 countries, by mobilizing active youngsters and developing their sense of initiative. Tree local meetings developed simultaneously in 4 different communities Košice (SK), Břeclav (CZ), Ryglice (PL) and Törökszentmiklós (HU) provided local young people with personal experience on how important is their civic engagement and what impact it might cause. After local meetings, groups met in Seminar in Ryglice where they exchange their experiences, drafted new common activities, and organized a public conference for 120 locals.

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

You(th) Decide! gathered young people 16-25 years of age from Košice - Slovakia, Ryglice - Poland, Břeclav - Czech republic and Törökszentmiklós - Hungary. The number of participants at local events varied from 20-30. The common Seminar was attended by 24 participants. The final conference hosted 120 participants including important stakeholders from the Tarnow region.

Training methods used & main activities

- presentations
- group work
- role plays
- simulations
- discussions

Outcomes of the activity

Catch the vibe here:

During YTD! Young people were presented with the work of local NGOs, student or municipal youth councils and municipalities. The participants were encouraged to active involvement in those organization and their activities.

We not only to attracted youth attention towards the civic engagement, yet also created communities of active individuals that fight youth indifference on regular basis, support their region and motivate their peers towards active participation.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

- Designing training program
- Leading sessions during local meetings
- Leading sessions during the international seminar
- Evaluation of learning progress of participants

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

Testimonial of the reference person

I have been working with Ivan Rosa in few projects so far, and his professional approach with trainer competences impressed me every time we have done something together. Ivan has lay background and it gives him structural perspective of many topics, that are issues of his lectures, workshops or activities. His skills comes from personal experience and practice combined with knowledge and deep understanding of subjects. Ivan also is a very friendly person with positive and warm emotions during his projects. I recommend him as always professional and well organized trainer.

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