Quality projects for young people (from idea to realization) bring sustainability to youth work and increase the skills and motivation of youth workers.
Furthermore, the recognition of youth work brings a better impact to young people and society, keeps youngsters motivated and engaged.
Better project design also means increased quality of youth work, as well as greater learning and engagement through youth work and increasing civic and democratic engagement.
This is why we focus on the importance of developing the skills of youth workers to imagine, prepare, apply and implement high-quality and high-quality youth projects.
Specific objective 1: to improve socio-professional development and international cooperation among youth workers, strengthening their capacities in the field of drafting and project management and strengthening the search for innovative solutions and development of ideas
Specific objective 2: to increase the quality and strategic approach to cooperation and networking among young people
We plan to achieve these goals through a series of capacity building activities and some international mobilities:
1. Online meeting with the partners
2. Training courses on the use of the design thinking methodology for solution-based project ideas, project writing and project management for youth workers and on networking, quality cooperation in the youth sector and successful cross-sector cooperation
3. Study visits among partners on the quality of project management, implementation and cooperation with local authorities / youth institutions / other stakeholders
4. MOOCs and video tutorials on the complete drafting of youth projects
5. Practical follow-up activities of the participants
6. Interactive digital manual on the use of the design thinking methodology to innovate project ideas
7. Large-scale event that brings together youth workers, youth institutions, organizations and other stakeholders from other sectors
The project brings together 8 partner organizations from 7 program countries and neighbors and will last 21 months.