25 October 2018

The results of the long-term Training Course -„LET (LearnEducateTeach) meTRY”, Wisła, Poland

In February of 2018, Andreea and Alexandru embarked on an adventure to learn more about the role of a youth worker, non-formal education and to gain key competencies related to conflict management and problem solving. This adventure, called „LET (LearnEducateTeach) meTRY”, came to an end in September. Read more about their experience below.

The project was supported and financed by the Erasmus + Programme. It was the second meeting of representatives of our partner organizations as part of a 12-month project whose main goal was to develop and educate youth workers about the concept of culture and its dimensions, approaches used in non-formal education, problem solving and conflicts in an intercultural context, key competencies based on methodology, based on non-formal education principles.

30 people from Poland, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, Hungary, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, and Bulgaria took part in the mentioned international meeting. Our participants worked together with the other youth workers to evaluate local activities, develop new tools and methods of social inclusion of new target group- people with soft mental disabilities, striving to understand the role and specificity of facilitation activities in the intercultural and local environment. They also strengthened their competences as youth workers in the context of planning and implementing effective educational activities at the international level.

The training was also a very good opportunity to exchange the best tools and practices in the field of social inclusion of young people, transfer of tools and knowledge in the field of drama, to combat unemployment or early completion of the education process.

The training was also an opportunity to broaden the knowledge about the Erasmus + Programme and the European certificate - Youthpass. During the training, participants actively took part in workshops devoted to such issues as cultural concepts, working in multicultural groups, working with people excluded in an intercultural context, the needs of young people with fewer opportunities, intercultural facilitation or conflicts, crises and shock at work in an intercultural environment.