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"Let's Get it Started" Training Course

"Let's Get it Started" is a training course for 26 youth workers from 12 countries (Armenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Turkey, Romania and Poland), which will take place in northern Romania, in Baia Mare, between 3rd of November 2015 and 10th of November 2015

Category: Local YMCA's events
Date: 3rd November 2015 - 10th November 2015
Place: Baia Mare, Romania

The project aims to give youth workers the opportunity to learn and experiment different methods of non-formal education in order to help and empower young people to develop various skills and aptitudes needed in their personal and professional development for increasing their employability chances. Also, in turn, participants will learn skills, aptitudes and skills necessary in their youth work.

The methods used during the activities will be non-formal such as: role play, energizing games, video screenings, circle practice, open space, world café, photovoice, living library, team building, learning to play and playing to learn, synergy etc. Each day will be designed for a different non-formal education method. The trainers and facilitators will present to the participants the method, after that they will have to implement it themselves in the local community.

As a result we anticipate a growth in the non-formal skills and competences of 26 youth workers from 12 countries, promoting non-formal education methods experienced during the training course by designing and editing an electronic booklet. The anticipated impact on a long term is that participants by applying the non-formal methods learned and experienced during the training, will contribute to the personal and professional development of youngsters, in order to increase their employability chances. In turn, participants experimenting various non-formal methods during the training course, will develop various skills and competences which will make them more attractive to the labor market in the youth sector.

The training is financed by the European Commission, through the Erasmus+ Programme.