Practical Guide Through Youth Work

Main aim of this project is to develop the set of skills and increase knowledge of youth worker and youth leaders in specific important topics for young people, equip them with competences and relevant experience for active work with young people.

DURATION: 14 months
APPLICANT SEEYN Secretariat
PARTNERS: Beyond Barriers, Vojvodina Environmental Movement, Balkan Idea, CVS Bulgaria, YCC-Bitola, Citizens in Action, ToG, SOS, YPGD.
No. OF SEEYN MEMBER INVOLVED: 8 out of 9

Why? (project background)
The direct users of the project outputs are youth workers, youth organizations and young people. Not only from the partner organizations, but on much wider scale, considering that two editions of handbooks and youth online platform can be easily distributed to big number of interested, relevant parties. The youth workers are reached through in house trainings, workshops and DEOR event, the young people will be reached through youth workers and we will reach wider users of our outputs through different national, European and global Networks, partners, interest groups.
Through Mobility activities and in-house workshops are able directly to reach the big number of youth workers and their organizations. During the life of this long term project, the participants are actively involved through preparation, implementation, in-house workshops and evaluation phases.
For participating youth workers this project will be of great importance for their personal and professional development, it will raise their capabilities, motivation, enhance their vision, ideas, sense for innovation and management. With providing new generations of youth workers with specific competences and knowledge, space for gaining experience, support resource platform and practical handbooks in field of youth work, this project will create long term impact on youth organizations, their partners, international/European programs and organizations, young people, local communities and society on national and international level. It is the specific circle of connections. The empowered, competent youth worker contribute to better quality and sustainability of youth programs, which attracts and involves more young people, gives them quality support for volunteering, mobility, employability, education and training, active participation, inclusion and other important fields for their personal and professional development.
The capacity building of youth workers will have great impact on the youth organizations by enhancing their management, governance, innovation capacity, potentials and internationalisation. The quality and sustainable work of youth organizations impacts their involvement in international and European programs, they cooperation with other organizations and relevant stakeholders, and nevertheless, it impacts positively the community and society on every level by turning the young people from being the issue to being active initiators of positive change.
Objectives, results, outcomes etc.…
Main aim of this project is to develop the set of skills and increase knowledge of youth worker and youth leaders in specific important topics for young people, equip them with competences and relevant experience for active work with young people through non-formal education and training and empower them to take the leading role and bring their organization capacities to the high quality level.

Objectives of this project are development of quality and sustainable capacity building programs through non-formal education activities, mobility of youth workers and leaders, effective dissemination of competences, knowledge, skills and outcomes and their wide validation and recognition will directly lead to high quality youth work, efficient youth program management, better partnership and networking with other youth organizations from Europe and world, sustainability of organizational resources and capacities, promotion and implementation of youth mobility, non-formal education and international cooperation.

Activities:

  • Training Course: Leader Training Seminar (LTS)
  • Training Course: Volunteer Management (VM)
  • Training Course: Social Softer for social engagement (SOSO)
  • Training Course: Training for Trainers (TfT)
  • Development of online learning platform – SEEYN learning house;
  • Publishing handbook on international voluntary work camps;
  • Publishing handbook about volunteer management;

Supported by:
European Union, within European Commission Erasmus + program

Contact person:
Marinela Sumanjski
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