Financier: European Commission, through Erasmus plus programme
Applicant of the project: Centre for Economic Resources and Education for Development (CREED) Romania
Partners: Capacity London, UK; Building Bridges (BB), Spain; European Environment and Health Youth Coalition (EEHYC), Lithuania
Duration of the project: 24 months, between the 8th of August 2015 and the 8th of August 2017
The project Inclusive Partnership has been developed by 3 youth organizations, CREED, BB and EEHYC, and a 4th partner, Capacity London, training provider company.
The project has as sole purpose the improvement of youth workers competencies in relation with inclusive activities for young people with fewer opportunities and more specifically, for young people from rural areas.
The specific objectives are:
- To assess the availability of learning opportunities for youth workers from UK, Spain, Lithuania and Romania aimed at improving the impact of inclusion related activities;
- To identify good practice examples for informal and non-formal learning activities (i.e. mentoring programmes) designed to improve youth workers competencies and assess whether such programmes can and should be replicated at local, national or European level;
- To challenge and improve the competencies of 20 youth workers from CREED, BB, EEHYC and Capacity London, during an 8 days short term joint staff training event in Romania;
- To develop recommendations on the topic of youth workers competencies improvement in relation to inclusion activities for young people facing fewer opportunities, especially those from rural areas.
The needs that we identified refer to an improved training and education system for youth workers. Although the partners encourage their staff to be actively engaged in personal and professional development opportunities, including through non-formal education activities and training sessions, there is still the need for a unified approach that would allow youth workers to be involved in an efficient training and educational process meant to improve competencies required for raising the impact of inclusion activities and overcoming the various differences existent at national levels.
The activities of the project include a short-term training for 20 people.
The Intellectual Outputs of the project consist of a Comparative analysis of learning opportunities available for youth workers in the 4 countries, a Good practice document in the field of competencies improvement for youth workers, and a Youth worker’s guide to better inclusion activities.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following addresses:
Contact person: Gianina Vașnic, Project Manager
Phone: +40373 74 71 91
You can find us on Facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/CREEDromania
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