Erasmus+ Training Course



Place and venue: Bad Sachsa, Lower Saxony, North Germany

Target group: Youth leaders, Presidents of NGOs, project managers, trainers. Basically the project was targeting all people that are decision makers and responsible for planning and execution of the projects from Erasmus +.

 

Organization

Country

For youth

Azerbejan

YouNet

Italy

JORDAN Youth Innovation Forum

Jordan

Interfaith Encounter Association

Israel

Yad b Yad

Palestine

CYPRUS ORGANISATION FOR SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION & ACTIVE LEARNING

Cyprus

Youthnet Hellas

Greece

Leppe-Ganespalteforeningen i Norge

Norway

AJ INTERCAMBIA

Spain

İstanbul Arel Üniversitesi

Turkey

ORGANISATION OF YOUTH AND SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT

Tunisia

FYCA

Armenia

"The Third Sector"

Belarus

ACADEMIA

Ukraine

UMKA Skopje

Macedonia

ASSOCIATION TIMZDAY MOROCCO

Morocco

D.G.T. Association

Romania

Ocean Znanja

Croatia

 

Aim and objectives of the training:

  1. Discussions about the “burning issues” that societies and regions are having and brainstorming about the solutions. Networking and making partnerships with other organizations where we can have impact in order to address the issues with solution oriented projects.
  2. Getting to know each other’s organization, trust building establishing cooperation´s for future. Exchange of know-how and best case practices about developing and running projects, and setting minimum criteria for delivery of Erasmus + projects  and increasing the knowledge about practical organization of Erasmus + Youth in the world  projects. The overall goal is to increase the quality of all projects and to set some standard of delivery with creating guide for development and implementation of projects.
  3. Creating at least 10 concrete projects on site, making partnerships and cooperation between the organizations and setting concrete deadlines, responsibilities and action plans.
     

 

Blocks of workshops:

 

  • The green block of workshops was basically about getting to know each other and establishing first name basis connections. We were make intensive workshops to make sure that everyone knows everyone, and we know the organizations that are present.

 

  • The red block of workshops was about getting to know what is going in our regions and countries. We opened topics in small group discussions about what is troubling our societies. Unemployment, lacks of opportunities for young people, war, human rights, corruption, environment, extremism, many things are happening around the world which we can address as youth workers and organizations. We were talking about the challenges and then figuring out the solutions together. 

 

  • The blue block was about developing concrete projects as outcome of the solutions for the challenges that our societies face. Describing background of the project, setting the goals, connecting the goals with the workshops, dissemination of results, how do we choose the participants, how will we prepare the participants. We went through all points that one application has, and we are going to set them all. We were talking about how to ensure quality of the youth exchanges. All of these things together should make the applications more successful and our projects with better quality.

 

  • The pink block was about increasing the quality of the exchanges. We talked about good and bad experiences, case practices, examples. We were discussing about what each organization should do that is required in order to have a quality exchange. We created a check list with what should we do for exchanges from A-Z. Also we made “how to” for all activities.

 

  • The yellow block was about commitment and cooperation, as our profile was decision makers, trainers, project managers and presidents of organizations. We discussed about the challenges and about solutions, we discussed about tools how to make our projects better, how to make our applications more successful and the last step would be to commit on doing a specific project. From all the ideas, the participants chose for which project they would apply and be host, and on which project they would like to be sending organization. We sat deadlines, responsible people, etc. 

 

  • Outcomes of the project:

 

  1. There were 10 projects that were created and are going to be applied in Erasmus +in 2015
  2. We created “guide” on how to organize quality projects with all supporting documentation needed.

 

This project was funded by "Jugenf für Europa" through the program "ERASMUS+"