Training course on Visibility and Dissemination of EU Projects.
Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action 1: Mobility of Youth Workers.
Project identification/ contract number: 2014-3-CY02-KA105-000358
Project duration: 15/01/2015- 15/10/2015
Dates of the training course: 27/03/2015- 02/04/2015
Number of participants: 25
SEAL CYPRUS, Cyprus (Coordinator), www.sealcyprus.org
RAPLECTION, Croatia, www.raplection.com
Asociacija “Aktyvus Jaunimas” (Active Youth), Lithuania, www.activeyouth.lt
Biedriba “Solis tuvak”, Latvia, www.solistuvak.lv
JOETZ vzw, Belgium, www.joetz.be
Young Partners for Civil Society Development Association, Romania, www.youngleaders.ro
Association “Focus – European center for development”, Bulgaria, www.foccen.org
Malta Health Student’s Association, Malta, www.mhsa.eu
ASSOCIAZIONE ARTISTICA CULTURALE A ROCCA, Italy, http://www.eprojectconsult.com
NGO ITTA, Ukraine, https://ittayouth.com/
NaturKultur e.V. , Germany, www.naturkultur.eu
MAIN THEME OF THE PROJECT
The main theme was DEOR: Dissemination & Exploitation of (Project) Results.
Dissemination = spreading information about the project results to key actors.
We explored ways to use a wide variety of media to document our project results and deliver them to the most appropriate target groups.
Exploitation = making sure the project outcomes & products are effectively used.
We went a step further to make sure that our project results can make a difference and can be used in other projects or policies. We learned how to adapt our projects to different contexts and new audiences, how to share our experiences, how to train others and how to improve systems and procedures.
Results = project elements worth showing off from the point of view of the receivers. We identified the most important results of our activities and the ways these results can be used to have the greatest possible impact.
The project originated from an expressed need of the partners to raise the visibility of their projects to create more influence with of youth work. They wanted to learn how to promote their projects and how to disseminate their projects’ results.
The youth workers in the partner organisations expressed the need to learn how to benefit from the experience gained from past projects without having to start from zero every time they plan a new activity. This is why the partners decided to explore together methods and techniques to make the most out of their projects. During the initial needs analysis, the improvement of Information Communication Technology skills emerged as an important factor for successful communication and dissemination strategies.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
The project brought together youth workers and youth leaders to explore ways to increase the impact of their projects within their organisations and their communities. The participants were guided to extend the potentials of non-formal education methods and techniques in creating original projects to address the needs of young people. Special focus has been given to the use of information communication technologies in order not only to coordinate (international) projects but also to multiply their impact. The participants were trained in ways to use open source software and the social media to maximise the influence of their work with the youth. A guide for dissemination and exploitation of results was created with the contribution of all the trainees.
By augmenting their skills, the participants are expected to make better utilisation of non-formal education and to raise the visibility of their projects. This way they will support their target groups, in particular, young people with fewer opportunities (i.e. young people from remote or rural areas, young people in unemployment) in becoming more visible.
The outcome of the training is expected to have a strong multiplication effect.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
The goal of the project was to support the professional development of those who work in the field of youth to improve the quality of youth work across Europe.
The main objectives were:
- To explore ways to increase the impact of youth projects within the youth organisations and the communities;
- To extend the potential of non-formal education methods and techniques in creating original projects to address the needs of young people;
- To provide the participants with the skills necessary for strategic thinking and planning to raise the visibility of their projects.
One of the objectives was also the acquisition of competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) to improve personal development & employability.
Read more in the Project Summary
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