Training course ‘Empower Vulnerable Youth: Theater, Creative Writing and Emotions in Focus’

This training course ‘Empower Vulnerable Youth: Theater, Creative Writing and Emotions in Focus’ reflected on the need of youth workers to develop competencies needed for their daily work with vulnerable youth. The training course has provided the youth workers a space to increase their understanding of the challenges and situations that vulnerable youth is facing, to present their practices and to discuss common challenges or specific issues of their communities and countries, to get to know concrete methods and tools that they can use at their work, with special focus to be paid to the methods and tools based on theater and creative writing addressing topics such as self-esteem, self-awareness or management of strong emotions.

During the training course, the participants has also increased their knowledge of Erasmus + programme and have opportunity to work on new project ideas.

The objectives of the project ‘Empower Vulnerable Youth: Theater, Creative Writing and Emotions in Focus’:- to increase quality of activities targeting vulnerable youth in partner’s organizations;- to equip youth workers by new methods and techniques based on theater and creative writing addressing especially issues such as managing strong emotions, self-confidence, self-awareness and leading to empowerment of vulnerable youth;- to provide space to share and exchange methods and techniques of work with vulnerable youth between the organizations and work on new project ideas;- to provide vulnerable youth direct opportunity to take part in international youth exchange giving space for personal and professional development and encouraging vulnerable youth to take part in international youth activities;- to support long term cooperation between the partners under Erasmus + programme.

This project is financed by Erasmus + programme of the European Union.

Youth Exchange ‘Empower Vulnerable Youth: Theater, Creative Writing and Emotions in Focus’

This youth exchange ‘Empower Vulnerable Youth: Theater, Creative Writing and Emotions in Focus’ reflected on the need of youth workers to develop competencies needed for their daily work with vulnerable youth. The training course has provided the youth workers a space to increase their understanding of the challenges and situations that vulnerable youth is facing, to present their practices and to discuss common challenges or specific issues of their communities and countries, to get to know concrete methods and tools that they can use at their work, with special focus to be paid to the methods and tools based on theater and creative writing addressing topics such as self-esteem, self-awareness or management of strong emotions.

During the training course, the participants has also increased their knowledge of Erasmus + programme and have opportunity to work on new project ideas.

The objectives of the project ‘Empower Vulnerable Youth: Theater, Creative Writing and Emotions in Focus’:- to increase quality of activities targeting vulnerable youth in partner’s organizations;- to equip youth workers by new methods and techniques based on theater and creative writing addressing especially issues such as managing strong emotions, self-confidence, self-awareness and leading to empowerment of vulnerable youth;- to provide space to share and exchange methods and techniques of work with vulnerable youth between the organizations and work on new project ideas;- to provide vulnerable youth direct opportunity to take part in international youth exchange giving space for personal and professional development and encouraging vulnerable youth to take part in international youth activities;- to support long term cooperation between the partners under Erasmus + programme.

This project is financed by Erasmus + programme of the European Union.

"YOUth on AIR – developing active participation and intercultural dialogue among youth through online media tools"

“YOUth on AIR – developing active participation and intercultural dialogue among youth through online media tools” – is a 12-month strategic partnership project aimed at developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organizations in youth field through using digital radio as the main tool. The project intends to strengthen and build – through training and exchange of good practices – competences of young people in digital media and practice their right for freedom of expression by providing space for youngsters from different ethnic and religious backgrounds to jointly partake in a learning activity that will enhance their digital skills, knowledge and capacities. The participants will explore the power of digital radio and its ability to significantly advance the position of youth, as it is a medium which is not yet being used to its full potential in most communities. The radio reaches a wide range of people and addresses the realities of local life, and it is still the second most popular medium accessed at least once a week by Europeans. Community radio often speaks in languages ignored by mainstream media and shares vital information with hard-to-reach audiences. This emphasizes the need for the transnational aspect of this project as the participants will get an insight into the extent to which the potential of community radio is and has been used in both member and non-member EU states.

The project aims to explore the concept of community radio as a medium which is the voice of the voiceless, the mouthpiece of oppressed people (be it on racial, religious or class grounds) and generally as a tool for development in the youth sector, hence the name of the project radio–YOUth on AIR. This project offers 15 young people from four countries the chance to get empowered through direct media access and use this power to address some of the most urging questions around Europe. The idea is to allow them to engage in intercultural dialogue to address questions such as growing radicalization amongst youth (right wings, populism, hate speech) and use radio as a tool to enhance the position of young people in their communities, for example effectively support social inclusion of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds which constitute a special target group of this project.

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This project is financed by Erasmus + programme of the European Union.

YOUth on AIR Toolkit
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