Training Course WEcan! The role of youth workers in local development
Dates: 10-16 June 2019
Venue: Anticoli Corrado (RM), Italy
Eligible are 23 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 25th April 2019
WeCan is a training course for youth workers for facilitate community processes on local development based on economic and social criteria. Our tools are based on participatory planning, diversified networking, peer learning, non formal education.
Youth leaders need to increase their skills in the ability to activate territorial networks and participation in order to mobilize the community and each individual actor to participate in local development.
The civil economy and the sharing economy offer methodological inputs and guidelines to follow in order to work on this process. The common good and the community are elements from which to improve the involvement of all the actors towards a re-launch of the territories and the feeling of citizenship and participation. It is important to focus on young people and know how to involve them by enhancing their skills and creativity, avoiding marginalization and isolation.
We Can is a training course for youth leaders and youth workers with the aim of increasing the skills of educators to be process facilitators who, through participatory planning and networking among different stakeholders, promote and work on local development towards a wellness community, which have not only economic but also social objectives.
The training follows the values and principles of the sharing and civil economy, promoting cooperative governance with the integrated use of different participatory methodologies coming from non-formal and informal education. The training will be developed in 4 phases: presentation, input, output and follow-up. The participants from 7 countries, in 7 days of training, will therefore have the opportunity to receive and experiment new knowledge, share and network their skills, transform the input received into output through a creative group process and plan follow-up activities and dissemination of results outside the project.
From 10 to 16 June 2019, the village of Anticoli Corrado, a small town in the Aniene valley, will host a group of 23 people from Italy, Greece, Spain, Estonia, Czech Republic, Great Britain and France. This training, which in the short term is an opportunity for training and updating for youth leaders, in the long run fits among the seeds planted to work ever more to the development of communities and inclusive societies that know how to work on their local development through the enhancement of people and resources, both public and private, towards a common goal of community welfare.
The training will be conducted entirely in English.
A Youthpass Certificate will validate the competences acquired by the participants during this experience.
How: phases and contents
The training will be developed in 4 phases:
- Presentation: day 1 – presentation of the project and the participants, team building. Participants are requested to share their idea of civil economy and tell their work experience on the territory and on local development
- Input: days 2-5 – sharing experiences about local development, sharing and civic economy, cooperative governance; team working, debate and intercultural comparison with participants proposing sub-themes and working together on common problems and solutions
- Output: days 5-6 – work on solutions and ideas to put into practice. Participants will be invited to propose ideas, activities, projects
- Follow-up: day 7 – final evaluation, planning of project and personal follow-up activities of the participants; identification of future perspectives, possibility of collaboration and dissemination and continuation of the project both within and beyond.
Follow up: impact and dissemination
Dissemination strategy will be planned during the training. Participants and sending organizations will be encouraged to develop actions and innovations in their territory.
The participants will organize 1 to 3 workshops with the tools learned during the training. Sending organizations will activate local projects dedicated to the development of the territory. They will organize three meetings focused on participatory planning, aimed at encouraging the involvement of young people in local development.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
Accommodation and food
All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser
The maximum travel grant for participant is €275,00.
There is no participation fee.