This is a reference for desiree pelliccia

youth work without borders

The training activity took place
in Nova Gradiska, Croatia
organised by UGNG

Aims & objectives

Hence, we have designed this training course in order to equip participants with the competencies
needed to design, facilitate, debrief and reflect on nonformal learning processes and group dynamics
of high impact.
The program flow also foresees designing and testing new educational tools that will address the
specific needs and issues youth in their communities are facing. This will ensure strong impact in all
the societies involved and beyond because it will raise awareness on the topic and a higher public
interest in nonformal education and its benefits.

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

We want to offer this project to 22 less experienced youth workers, volunteers, staff and members of
partner organizations and other nonformal learning practitioners that are active in youth work at all
levels, either professionally or voluntarily that want to improve their practice, gain a deeper
understanding of the process and be provided with set of competencies needed to competently
design and facilitate youth activities; that is to become youth workers, trainers, and facilitators in the
nonformal education field, while being willing to take an active part in every step of this project.
The participants should be 18+, with no upper age limit.
Also, in order to follow general Erasmus+ guidelines, at least 7 of them were with fewer
2 trainers + 1 facilitator

Training methods used & main activities

This TC will provide a significant contribution to participants in the improvement of their competences
as they will gain comprehensive knowledge about the learning process, group dynamic, nonformal
learning methodology, youth work, YouthPass, 8 KC frameworks and acquire skills needed to
transfer them into practice, thereby enhancing the quality of youth work.
The Training Course is practically based using various techniques of experiential
learning together with presentations, discussions, and exchange of experiences, and it will use
several approaches that are all based on the principles for training in the youth field by Fennes and
Otten: – Learner-centredness – Transparency – Agreement between trainers and learners on
learning objectives – Content and methodology – Confidentiality – Voluntarism of learners –
Participation of learners – Ownership of the learning is with the learners – Democratic values and

Outcomes of the activity

Booklet with methods

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team


I worked on this training for 9 days as a full time trainer.

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