Training Course: EUth Work
Dates: 1 – 8 April 2018
Venue: Cascais, Portugal, The European Youth Capital
Eligible are 2 participants coming from: Greece
and Involves 30 participants coming from: Portugal, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey
Application deadline: 15th February 2018
Since the ’90s, youth work has grown rapidly, but although it is nowadays widely recognized as a valid mean to support the development and participation of young people, there isn’t across Europe a shared knowledge of its features, a common framework in terms of recognition neither a clear strategy for the development of the competences of the human resources involved in the sector.
Questions like “Who is the youth worker? How to become a youth worker?” and “What’s his/her role in Europe?” are still hard to be answered.
This it not only due the broad spectrum of the sector and the multi-dimension of the approaches, but also because scarce are the opportunities for youth workers to debate over such questions in a in-depth and structured way among peers.
The project was conceived having in mind these considerations and was drafted out with the aim to reflect, assess and promote youth work across Europe.
The organizations involved in this project are aware of the great impact youth work has in the main burning issues of Europe – such as employment, social cohesion and civic participation – but they are also aware that such impact could be greater and more effective if there would be more space for debate, share and cooperate between youth workers at European level.
The Seminar wants to represent such space; a space to:
– Broaden the understanding of youth work’s practices, policies and systems;
– Increase youth workers’ and Youth leaders motivation and satisfaction and contribute to their professional development;
– Disseminate good practices to strengthen the cooperation between organizations and increase their capacity to operate at EU
Expected Commitment and Working Methodology
This Seminar will be based in active and collaborative methodologies. Participants will be asked to research and bring information about
1) how is youth work organised and recognised in their countries
2) Good practices in the field of Youth Work.
The participants themselves, during the program, will share this information. Moreover the participants will, together, build a dissemination video and a booklet with the information gathered.
The activity will take place in Fundação O Século, at S. Joao de Estoril, at 5 minutes distance from the train station connecting Cascais to Lisbon.
This space has already hosted previous Rota Jovem’s projects, thus, the mutual trust between the two entities will definitely be an asset able to guarantee a smooth implementation of the project.
Fundação O Século has lodging facilities, large open-air spaces, a fully equipped seminar room and a canteen able to meet all the participants’ need.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.
– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus + program, within following limits:
Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost
– Participation fee 50 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).
YiA 18, in partnership with ROTA – JOVEM, NGO
For additional information please: Download the Application form
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Working language: English
Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.
Age bracket: 18+ years old