SERBIA – CEPORA – Center for Positive Youth Development (co-ordinator)
DENMARK – Gadeplan Børn og Unge
SERBIA – NAPOR – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOUTH WORKERS
Duration: October 2020 – September 2021
“ACT AS PROFESSIONALS – Improvement of the youth work practice with young people with fewer opportunities” is an Innovation Strategic partnership in the field of youth project, focused around creating a new, dynamic training module for youth workers, with the idea of enhancing the quality of the use of professional principles in the youth work practice with youth with fewer opportunities. The objectives of the project involve innovating the non-formal education of youth workers, improving competences of youth workers in implementing professional principles in their practice with youth with fewer opportunities and improving the quality of youth work practice with youth with fewer opportunities.
The project is set up by the team of professionals from humanistic sciences from Serbia and Denmark with the cooperation of the National association of practitioners of youth work. The central activity of the project is the creation of a training module, based on applied drama training session as its main learning methodology. The training module will provide the youth workers with learning sessions that cover a variety of important professional principles and situations in which the principles can be implemented and tested in practice during the training. By using applied drama learning methodology youth workers will use an experiential, dynamic and flexible process in enhancing their professional competences.
1 – Transnational Projects Meeting 11-2020 Kick-off meeting
2 – Short-term joint staff training events 12-2020 SHOW THE PROFESSIONALISM – Professional principles in the work with youth with fewer opportunities
3 – Intellectual Output 01-2021 – 07-2021 Act as Professionals – Training module for the use of professional principles in youth work
4 – Short-term joint staff training events 05-2021 ACT IT OUT – Testing of the training module scenarios
5 – Multiplier Event 08-2021 ACT AS PROFESSIONALS – Support for youth with fewer opportunities
6 – Multiplier Event 09-2021 ACT AS PROFESSIONALS – Support for youth with fewer opportunities
7 – Transnational Projects Meeting 09-2021 Evaluation meeting
With the realization of the project, the created training module will provide youth workers with a quality space for improvement of their professional competences which will bring to better practice of youth workers with youth with fewer opportunities. With more quality practice we will reach the long-term goal of improving the quality of youth work and will also nurture the trust of other supporting professions towards youth workers. All of this will have its effects on the integration of youth with fewer opportunities and will bring us closer to social inclusion goals in the society.