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16 May 2022

Causeland- First transnational project meeting, Sofia, Bulgaria

Between the 9th and the 11th of May, our colleagues took part in the first Transnational Project Meeting of the KA2 Erasmus+ project – Get to know the NGO sector - Causeland- in Sofia, Bulgaria. The project is organised by our Bulgarian partners from B Free, being launched at the beginning of this year and running for two years. There are 4 participating countries, namely Romania (GEYC), Italy (Tu First), Iceland (North Consulting) and Bulgaria (B Free and Concepti).

The project aims to develop training materials and guidelines that can be used by organizations in Europe and worldwide to provide their target audience with knowledge about the NGO sector, focusing on soft skills (teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills, time management, etc.) and practical knowledge. This way the employability of the youth will be fostered, and the NGO sector will get more prepared professionals. 

The intellectual outcomes after the project will be as follows:
1. Step by step guide to get more familiar with the NGO sector
2. Board game to get immersed in the sector in a fun way
3. A gamified experience for professionals wanting to start their own 

For the first TPM our team contributed to the step by step guide of the project, focusing mainly on the digital communication, future trends, challenges in the digital world and the main digital tools that can be used by the NGOs and youth workers. They were mainly taking a closer look on how the way of communicating in NGOs transitioned from the traditional model to the digital one.

Based on the information in the step by step guide, animated videos were created in Doodly, aimed to help younger people to get to know the NGO sector in a fun and interactive way.

What’s next? In December GEYC will organize in Bucharest the second TPM, followed by the design and the creation of a boardgame and a virtual gamification competition for youth workers.

Stay tuned and follow the project’s journey on getting to know the NGO sector better!