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Youth Capitals in Action - TC on International Cooperation and Partnership Building

The training activity took place
in Varna, Bulgaria
organised by Municipality of Varna
1st to 7th of September 2014

Aims & objectives

this training focuses on analyzing types and principles of partnership building necessary to organize a successful European Youth Capital initiative; how to bring together organizational capabilities and human resources in the form of skills, experiences and ideas to tackle common problems that are beyond the capacity of a single organization; which are the main types of partnerships to be developed in order to prepare and implement an European Youth Capital initiative.
Main topics and experiences to be presented and discussed: principles of partnership – trust, mutuality, solidarity and accountability; types of partnerships to be developed – networks, coordination and collaboration; requirements of an effective partnership – roles and involvement of institutions, NGOs, business sector and local people; sources of conflicts in a partnership, how to address and reduce conflicts; joint management of activities.

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

Youngsters, University Students, Youth leaders, Municipality Youth Workers and representatives from the Network of European Youth Capitals and European Youth Capital Cities.

Training methods used & main activities

Non Formal Education - Team-building, Strutted Dialogue, International Café, Creative Writing, Evaluation methodologies, and several group dynamics.

Outcomes of the activity

Good practices Guide book for future European Youth Capitals interested Organizations.
The training produced a chapter with "Must Do" and "Do not" practices to become an European Youth Capital.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Trainer on the Seminar, responsible for the facilitation on the International Group.
Coordinate and assess inputs for Guide book of good practices.
Deliver and connect with the general coordination of the project and cooperate with the Local trainers on the general content of the TC.

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

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