This is a reference for Gabriel Brezoiu

YOUth can do it!

The training activity took place
in Petrosani, Romania
organised by Asociatia EUROEDUAS
16-24 November 2015

Aims & objectives

The general aim of this project is to provide space for youth workers, youth leaders to understand better the background and causes of long term unemployment of young people exploring the youth work activities by exploring and inventing new tools on positive thinking, empowering job seekers and fighting against social exclusion in local and transnational level.

The main objectives of the project are :
O1: to train the youth leaders and youth workers as resource persons in developing the competencies to increase the youth employment
O2: to create partnership and to develop resources in order to facilitate the young integration on the labour market
O3: to promote intra and intersectorial cooperation as way to increase youth employment;
O4: promoting cultural diversity in a European context;

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

The group included youth leaders and youth workers from 10 partner organisations from 9 countries in which the rate of youth unemployment is high and very high, namely: Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine,Greece, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Italy, Turkey, Spain and Portugal.

Training methods used & main activities

The activities included non formal methods and the development of specialized and practical information on the project theme in sessions in which the role of education in overcoming unemployment, blending between formal and non formal education, strengthening the cooperation between NGO sector and other relevant actors on the labour market for youth employment, developing the partner organisations’ capacity and others. The organisers learned from this experience and will develop their own awareness on the impact of youth work and non-formal learning on youth employability and will be able to provide new opportunities for a successful job market integration.

Outcomes of the activity

Using non-formal techniques, 44 youth workers gained positive skills, competences and relevant experience, about how to facilitate the integration of the young people into the labor market. The project also included young people with fewer opportunities.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a full time leading trainer. I was in charge of the preparation, implementation, I contributed to the pedagogical final report and I was in charge of coaching the participants in obtaining their Youthpass certificate.

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

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