GEYC took part in the Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility for youth workers project - "Gadget Addiction in Teeanage" (GATE, 2016-2-RO01-KA105-025019), financed by the European Commission and developed between September 2016 and March 2017.
The partners involved are: ARVIS (Romania) - coordinator, Neformalni skupina mladeze Tereza (Czech Republic), Srednja skola Biograd na Moru (Croatia), Green Spirit (Greece), Europeansaway (Italy), ASOCIACIJA APKABINK EUROPA (Lithuania), Center for education and development (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Fundacja na rzecz integracji zawodowej, spolecznej oraz rozwoju przedsiebiorczosci VIA (Poland), Colegiul National “Petru Rares” Suceava (Romania), Asociatia EXCELPIOR a parintilor elevilor Colegiului National Petru Rares Suceava (Romania), Asociatia GEYC (Romania), SYTEV (Slovakia), KAEB-NAI KULTUR ARTEKO EKINTZA BERRIA NUEVA ACCION INTERCULTURAL (Spain) and European Learning Network Ltd (United Kingdom).
The main activity of the project consisted in a training course run by Ms Anca Vieriu, ARVIS president, Ms Raluca Badelita, psychologist, and Ms Gabriela Daniela Adam, IT specialist, between 19 and 27 November 2016.
The course offered the participants the possibility to get a deeper knowledge upon the teenagers’ gadget addiction, to create an original strategy of working with adolescents so as to minimize the risk factors, to test this strategy consisting in benefic alternatives to the addictive attitudes/ behaviors.
The methods are specific to non-formal education: workshops, open space, simulations, Walt Disney, learning cafe etc.
We expect that this project will have a significant impact upon addiction prevention and upon the way addicted teenagers are treated by their colleagues, families, teachers and the whole community.