Start & End Date: 01.05.2017- 30.04.2018
Place: Tsaghkadzor, Armenia and Weirmar, Germany
Participating Organisations: Qendra UET of Albania, World Independent Youth Unionof  Armenia, Bulgarian Youth Association  of Bulgaria, KURO Hradec Kralove z. s. Of  Czech Republic, EESTI PEOPLE TO PEOPLE  of Estonia, COUNCIL FOR PREVENTION OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY KAVADARCI  of FRY of Macedonia, Youth For the World  of Georgia, Hellenic Youth  of Greece, Vicolocorto of Italy, SOLIS TUVAK  of Latvia, Academy of innovation of Russia and Project 2020 Community Interest Company  of United Kingdom
Number of Participants: 62 participants
Grant Giver: Erasmus+

Funding Programme: KA1 Youth in Action
Total Grant Amount: 49102.00 EUR

The long-term training course “InFormal part II” is an integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level” is an attempt to use non-formal education as a tool for youth empowerment, in order to address the all mentioned issues and to build a stable and productive co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and youth field (NGOs and other youth authorities).
This project is the second edition of InFormal Coaching project, involving more partners struggling with the various societal issues at local level and will aim to unite the efforts for increasing youth participation and active citizenship through introducing non-formal education approach to the formal schooling where young people spent most of their time.

Long–term training course objectives:

  • to unite efforts of youth workers coming from formal and other youth field backgrounds for youth empowerment at local level by using non-formal education
  • to build a necessary set of competences for proficient use of non-formal education instruments and tools for youth empowerment at local level
  • to introduce the values, principles of non-formal educations
  • to discuss the recognition of competences gained by non-formal education
  • to provide the possibility to plan, experiment and to get feedback to the non-formal education activities
  • to discuss and introduces the ways of integration of non-formal education activities to the system of formal education
  • to provide the opportunity to assess the quality of non-formal education activities and youth empowerment process at local level
  • to build a network and to create joined actions in order to address current challenges

To reach the aims of the project, we designed two activities:

Training Course in Tsaghkadzor
Training Course held from the 27th of October till the 4th of November in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia.

The TC aims to enable youth workers, trainers and educators coming from formal education background to embed non-formal education principles, methodology and tools to the formal system in order to create friendly and safe environment for youth empowerment and increasing youth participation at local level.

Number of participants: 31

Profile of participants: The training course is open for educators coming from formal and non-formal education system (trainers, teachers), psychologists and social workers from the formal (educational) institutions and youth workers dealing with young people and staff from NGOs and formal education system as main target group.

Training Course in Weimar, Germany
Training Course held from the 31st of March till 9th of April in Weimar, Germany.

The second and the last activity in the frame of the project aims is to assess outcomes from the practical stage as well as the personal and professional development. Main Objectives: – Reflecting on the outcomes from the practical phases of LTTC – Assessing personal and professional development – Assessing personal training style and personal expression – Sharing “best” and “worst” practices of integration of NFE in the formal education in the field of youth empowerment – Discussing different approaches to NFE, youth empowerment – Creating new tools for youth empowerment – Re‐looking different theories and means of NFE – Peer-to-peer learning and support – Developing the personal learning plan – Assessing and evaluation of techniques of different forms of learning – Creating the innovative learning modules

Number of participants: 31

Profile of participants: The training course is open for educators coming from formal and non-formal education system (trainers, teachers), psychologists and social workers from the formal (educational) institutions and youth workers dealing with young people and staff from NGOs and formal education system as main target group.

Methodology

During the TC in Armenia and Germany, different non-formal education tools and methods were employed in the entire training course. Participants will be doing individual and group experiential activities. They will the chance to organize and run their own workshops using NFE tools and methods on a certain topic such as youth motivation, creativity, critical thinking to name a few. Some of the tools and methods that will be utilized by the participants are simulation game, group lecture, brain storming, games, debates and group discussions.

Impact

In a short-term perspective, we expect participants first to develop competences in the area of youth empowerment and non-formal education – this is strongly linked with achieving the project objectives. This training will become “a push” for long-term development process and long-term inter-sectorial cooperation in 13 countries involved in the project.
Impacts on organizations:
To have capable and skilled members is the desire of each organization as the organization development depends on the staff and members involved in the activities. Any contribution of the participants can influence a lot to the organization.

 

Dissemination Materials
Not available at the moment.