Inclusive Partnership Project
The project Inclusive Partnership has been developed by 3 youth organizations, CREED, BB and EEHYC, and a 4th partner, Capacity London, training provider company. The project has as sole purpose the improvement of youth workers competencies in relation with inclusive activities for young people with fewer opportunities and more specifically, for young people from rural areas.
The specific objectives are:
· To assess the availability of learning opportunities for youth workers from UK, Spain, Lithuania and Romania aimed at improving the impact of inclusion related activities
· To identify good practice examples for informal and non-formal learning activities (i.e. mentoring programmes) designed to improve youth workers competencies and assess whether such programmes can and should be replicated at local, national or European level
· To challenge and improve the competencies of 19 youth workers from CREED, Association BB, EEHYC and Capacity London, during an 8 days short term joint staff training event in Romania
· To develop recommendations on the topic of youth workers competencies improvement in relation to inclusion activities for young people facing fewer opportunities, especially those from rural areas
The needs that we identified refer to an improved training and education system for youth workers. Although the partners encourage their staff to be actively engaged in personal and professional development opportunities, including through non-formal education activities and trainings, there is still the need of a unified approach that would allow youth workers to be involved in an efficient training and educational process meant to improve competencies required for raising the impact of inclusion activities and overcoming the various differences existent at national levels.
The activities of the project include a short term training for 19 youth workers, that will take place in Piatra Neamt, Romania
The Intellectual Outputs of the project consist of a Comparative analysis of learning opportunities avaialable for youth workers in the 4 countries, a Good practice document in the filed of competencies improvement for youth workers, and a Youth worker's guide to better inclusion activities.
Founded by: European Commision, through Erasmus plus Programme.
LEAD ORGANISATION: CREED Romania
PARTNERS: Capacity London, the United Kingdom; Association Building Bridges, Spania; Europos aplinkos ir sveikatos jaunimo koalicija (EEHYC), Lithuania.
Period: 26 months, between 08-08-2015 and 07-10-2017