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Youth Work for development of disadvantaged areas

The training activity took place
in Limmared, Sweden
organised by Ungdomsfronten
7th to 15th of March 2019
Reference person

Andrea Bernieri

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Aims & objectives

The project “Youth Work for Development of Rural Areas” aims at addressing these issues. It consist of a Training Course that will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, between 07 -15 March 2019 (including travel days). It will gather 26 participants (3 per Country + 2 trainers and 2 support staff) from Italy, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Georgia and Ukraine.
Main objectives of this TC are:
- To show how youth from disadvantaged areas can equally benefit from the opportunities provided by Erasmus+ programme
- Support the development of disadvantaged areas with different projects
- Spread knowledge and share best practices to raise capacities of rural youth and communities
- Enhance youth workers’ skills to guide youngsters to build entrepreneurial skills and start new initiatives
- Improve youth workers’ leadership skills to motivate youngsters towards their self development
- To foster exchange of best practices and future cooperation among organizations to develop new projects and initiatives

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

Participants were youth workers and educators with relevant experience who are involved in their NGOs and who have been previously included in practical activities using non-formal methodologies.
Nevertheless, in order to achieve the objective of the project and to strenghten the impact on the organizations and communities involved, we gave priority to participants coming from rural or disandvantaged areas, respecting first of all the criteria of fewer opportunities because of geografical obstacles. Social and economical obstacles were categories taken into consideration during the selection, in order to include and empower people that are more at risk of exclusion.

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal and informal learning were the methodologies used

Outcomes of the activity

Participants developed competences in analysing the local context in which their organisations have an impact, being now able to better recognise its need and the opportunities. During the activity, participants had the chance to test in practice different theoretical concepts related to youth participation and then practised tools and methods applicable in their communities. Different social enterprise ideas and Erasmus Plus draft projects were also designed by the end of the training.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was co-trainer, in charge of the designing and the implementation of the activity.

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

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