Title: E+QUALITY WEEK: IMPROVING PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMPETENCES IN YOUTH WORK
Dates: 01 – 08 December 2017
Aim : “E+QUALITY Week: Improving Project Management Competences in Youth Work” is a 6-day mobility for youth workers which will take place in Bari, Puglia, a region currently facing challenges such as youth unemployment, economic and refugee crisis. The current Erasmus+ Period 2014-2020 holds lots of opportunities to fund innovative ideas and projects in order to address these issues, however these opportunities are not always realised. This project is the result of a common need for qualified staff and know-how on quality assessment tools for E+ projects.
O1: to improve youth workers’ project management skills, thus responding to high demand for qualified staff who can implement successful E+ projects that really make a difference in their communities.
O2: to develop their competence in planning, implementing, monitoring and assessing the quality of training courses.
O3: to encourage the participants to share insights and best practices regarding training courses’ quality, thus broadening understanding of practices, policies and systems in youth work across countries.
O4: to foster collaboration at a European level, within Erasmus+ framework, between NGOs in order to increase the capacity to trigger changes in terms of modernisation and international opening and to find reliable partners for future collaborations.
“E+QUALITY Week: Improving Project Management Competences in Youth Work” will enable the youth workers to approach all types of learning styles, including activities to stimulate working in big and small groups, pairs, as well as individually. 26 youth workers, aged 18-35, hoping to develop their project management competences and motivated to increase the quality of their work, will participate in this project. They will come from 9 partner organisations from 8 different countries, namely Italy, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta and Romania. It is expected that the participant youth workers will improve their key competences regarding project management and assessing quality but also their pro-active attitude, the ability to transfer this know-how to their colleagues and put it into practice. Focusing on how we can achieve and assess quality in E+ Training Courses through investing in knowledge, skills and competences of youth workers will bring an added value to the improvement of youth organizations and society as a whole by contributing to growth and ensuring equity, prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond, in line with the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy and its flagship initiatives.
In order to be an eligible participant, candidates would need to have the following profile:
– Have a working competence in English to follow the activities and to contribute actively to them;
– Be able to participate fully in the event and be able to live and work in intercultural and international environment; – Have experience in youth work- this is defined as “You have worked with youth (14-35 years old) for at least 20 hours in the past 6 months leading activities linked to facilitating a learning process, guiding, mentoring, coaching, informing or supporting young people, online and/or offline, outside the formal education setting.”
– Be willing to share ideas, and motivated to improve skills;
– Be between 18-35 years of age.
Number of participants from Bulgaria: 4 youth workers/ leaders
Participating countries: Italy, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta and Romania
The venue we chose for this project is a Pilgrim House part of a wonderful Franciscan Monastery complex and it is located just outside of a vibrant and diverse neighborhood in Bisceglie, in the closest countryside of Bari. City is really easy to reach trough public transport coming from Bari train station. Venue is located 20 minutes of walk from train station of Bisceglie.
Financial conditions: The Bulgarian participants will get travel reimbursement up to 275 euros for return ticket.
Participation fee: Each participants will have to make own contribution of 25 euros
If you are interested in and would like to take part in you can fill the from here : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduhBmS5FXONO3QkCiLOLJMbSpc5SOT-8EbaLIc_vAZW1ulOg/viewform?c=0&w=1
Deadline: 30 September 2017