Erasmus+ projects support the professional development of educators and operators that work with young people by providing training periods or networking opportunities.
The training unit was organized by the project leader, Consorzio Consolida, with the support of Informagiovani, a free service in Lecco where young people can find guidance and information to help them make the most appropriate choices regarding school and work, international mobility, social commitment, free time.
The 3-days training was set in workshops which focused on real-job examples, case studies and simulations that move from the experiences of the partners in working with youngsters.
They used a highly practical and participative methodology to foster mutual learning and cooperation among participants.
Here the program:
WORKSHOP #1 – SCHOOL AND WORK ORIENTATION
Orientation is a path towards full self-realization in which people become protagonists of their own life, being aware of their abilities and skills. Partipants saw how young generations can be able to learn and enhace their self branding.
WORKSHOP #2 – NEET AND EUROPEAN PROJECT
How European programs can benefit young people, especially those with fewer opportunities and NEETs?
WORKSHOP #3 – PARTICIPATORY ARTS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Participants explored participatory theatre techniques, based on the Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal, focusing on image-theatre and how we can use those techniques to address human rights based challenges when working with youth NEET.
WORKSHOP #4 – AN INTERSECTIONAL APPROACH
Through games and humor, participants explored our own position in youth work, specifically working with youth NEET. They reflected on language and get practical tools that could help them to connect better to youth NEET (and each other).
WORKSHOP #5 -STOP MOTION AS A TOOL FOR DISSEMINATION
Participants learned how to write their narratives/storylines and create stop motion videos with it (a topic, for example, could be “the message to youth NEET”).