Start & End Date: 15.01.2016-14.01.2017
Place: Weimar, Banja Luka, Tallin
Participating Countries: Germany, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Spain
Project Partners: Association Of Citizens, Cultural Artistic Association – Association 615 Bitola (MK), Seiklejate Vennaskond (EE), Street Workout (GE), Street Warriors (LV), Underground83 (BA), Neringos socialiniu paslaugu centras (LT), África Huna (ES)
Number of Participants: 98 participants

Grant Giver: Erasmus+
Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: Youth mobility
Grant Amount: 50,998 EUR

The theme of this project is “Street Workout”, which is a movement based on exercises by using public facilities, such as equipment in schoolyards or park. The “Street Workout” movement supports healthy living through readily available and financially inexpensive means.

The aim is to project was to network organizations willing to promote Street Workout in urban areas and to build capacities for the implementation of Erasmus+ projects. The project is designed to build a network of organizations working with young people from disadvantaged urban areas and provide high-quality non-formal educational and mobility opportunities.

To reach the aims or the project, we designed four main activities:

Activity. 1 - Training Course
Training Course held from the 1st till 8th of May in Weimar, Germany.

The aim is to network of organizations willing to promote Street Workout in urban areas and to build capacities for the implementation of Erasmus+ projects for developing competences among young people.

Objectives of the Training Course are:

  • to establish international partnership among organizations willing to implement future Street Workout projects in the frame of Erasmus+ program;
  • to gain knowledge for the Erasmus+ program and its opportunities;
  • to exchange experience in the field of work with young people with fewer opportunities and gain competences for implementing non-formal education activities on local and international level;
  • to recognize the challenges and benefits for international youth work;
  • to develop capacity for in preparation full scale project proposals.

Number of participants: 26

Profile of participants: Youth workers, Street Workout organization presidents and leaders, persons representing group of citizen’s involved in Street Workout and staff from NGOs.

Activity. 2 - Advanced Planning Visit
Advanced Planning Visit (APV) held from the 15th till 18th of June in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The APV was meant to prepare the youth exchange with the partner organisations. Team leaders from Activity.1 will gain international experience and experience in non-formal education by leading workshops, which will help them in their future international activities.

Objectives of the APV are:

  • to prepare the youth exchange with the partner organisations;
  • to have a look at the infrastructure in the host country and find solutions to potential problems.

Number of participants: 8

Profile of participants: Team leaders that will lead the group in the Youth Exchange, former participants of the Activity. 1.

Activity. 3 - Youth Exchange
Youth Exchange held from the 3rd till 13th of July in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The aim of the Youth Exchange is to increase active participation of young people and promote healthy life style in urban areas.

Objectives of the Youth Exchange are:

  • to promote cultural diversity and mutual respect among young people through “Street Workout”;
  • to learn for YouthPass Key Competences and experience them during the Youth Exchange;
  • to gain understanding for entrepreneurship, enhance entrepreneurship competences and detect entrepreneurship opportunities in “Street Workout”;
  • to promote “Street Workout” as healthy lifestyle and engage young people through improved street workout training infrastructure;
  • to increase mobility among young people from problematic urban areas through Erasmus+ Programme.

Number of participants: 40

Profile of participants: Young people with fewer opportunities from deprived urban areas, involved in Street Workout or willing to learn more through Street Workout.

Activity. 4 - Evaluation meeting
Evaluation Meeting held from 9th till 11th of September in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Meeting’s aim was to evaluate implemented activities in the frame of the project.

Objectives of the Evaluation Meeting are:

  • to recognize the challenges in work with young people with fewer opportunities with the topic Street Workout;
  • to prepare for dissemination and follow up of the project.

Number of participants: 24

Profile of participants: Participants form Activity.1 and Activity.3Methodology: In order to reach the aim and objectives we will use non-formal and informal methods.

Methodology

The activities were be based on David Kolb’s learning cycle, designed for the needs of the participants, according their learning style and focused on expected results from the activity. There were variety of working methods with aim to keep the attention of the participants, involving them in every stage and maximizing their learning outcomes. Participants had chance to share their knowledge and experience through diverse indoor and outdoor activities, exercises, workshops, sessions with professionals and round tables.

Impact

With this project we want to build network of organizations working with young people from disadvantaged urban areas and provide high-quality non-formal educational and mobility opportunities. In planned activities the participants will exchange experiences, share their culture and values, broaden their horizons, build capacity and promote “Street Workout” through Europe as healthy lifestyle. By involving young people in Erasmus+ program, we want to raise the awareness for the opportunities they have as European Citizens. We expect partners to use the program to develop future European projects in their urban environment. Implementing mobility activities and providing high-quality non-formal learning opportunities involved young people will gain deep understanding for active citizenship, unemployment reality, respect for diversity and inclusion and develop their key competences.

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Testimonials

Valentas Kriauciunas

Participant of Activity. 1
It was great

Steveli Säde

Participant of Activity. 3
This project was awesome. Right there I “met” street workout. I got new knowledge and friends from Europe! The best part was our team exercise – water rafting. I had a looottt of fun with everybody and I learned that even if you cant talk in English, it’s still easy and possible to communicate 🙂

 

Dissemination Materials

Manual for Street Workout Youth Exchange
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