Moving Ideas Forward II.
Hosted by the Manana Youth Educational Cultural Center, the week-long training of youth workers will take place in Yerevan, Armenia, from 13 to 20 June 2022. It will bring together 24 participants from 8 organisations from the same number of European countries: Armenia, Montenegro, Italy, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Lithuania, Germany, and Slovakia (3 from each country).
The participants shall focus on the engagement and empowerment of young Europeans, not only from the EU. They shall be active in organisations promoting excellence in youth work and media production, and have various backgrounds – trainers, young leaders and volunteers, project managers and their assistants, or young media producers. Bringing together people with diverse background and experiences, but connected by their work with and for youth on paid and volunteer basis, is an added value of this project. The participants will be also mixed up to facilitate exchange of knowledge and ideas between those those with a long experience in youth work and those who are at the beginning of their career in this field.
During the training, the participants will be empowered to develop new quality youth work activities on various topics, create budgets and raise funds, empower young people to develop and implement their own projects and initiatives, and raise relevant competences among their colleagues. To guarantee a wider spectrum of views and knowledge, early-in-carrer and experienced youth workers will be participants, and the trainers and facilitators will be experts on their topics from diverse countries.
Training elements will be complementary to each other, comprehensive, and multi-angled. The programme consists of theoretical (plenary presentations, seminars, and discussions) and practical sessions (workshops and hands-on group work). It will also include study visits to successfull youth organisations.
In small groups (up to 3 people) supervised by facilitators the participants will work on concepts of their projects or initiatives on topic of their choice – e.g. training, international cooperation project, curriculum, media project, campaign, communication strategy, new business model or organisational strategy proposal, fundraising strategy, or plan on how to engage young people more in youth work activities.
Final materials created by participants
Concept of the project “Women’s role and education in Turkana county, Kenya”
Concept of the innovative tool: newsletter and podcast
Guide for a communication strategy for an NGO
Enhancing EU knowledge among high school students: project to engage young people more in this activity
New business model for organisation working in the field of media
Fundraising strategy for Manana Youth Center, Armenia
Campaign “Let’s Make Plastic Wise”
Presentations by trainers and organisers
Impressions from the training
You can check the pictures on our social media, or in the gallery.
European Dialogue / Európsky Dialóg, o.z.
Financed by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, KA1 – Trainings of Youth Workers, through its Slovak National Agency – IUVENTA.
Participants of the training can receive LinkedIn certificate. If you are one of them, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for details that are needed to complete the certificate.