050. “8 Senses Training Course” – Training Course

050. “8 Senses Training Course” – Training Course

NR.: 050

DATA: 15.05.2019

TITOLO PROGETTO: “8 Senses Training Course”

RICHIESTA PROVENIENTE DA: Nikoleta Hristova (Bulgaria)

TIPOLOGIA: Training Course

ARGOMENTO: Training Course for youth workers to learn, practice and apply methods for inclusion, participation, creativity and sustainability in their work with youth, including NEETs and young people with fewer opportunities.


Activity date: 2nd – 8th October 2019.
Venue place, venue country: Bulgaria.
Summary: 8 Senses is a 5 days (+ 2 days for travelling) TC for youth workers to learn, practice and apply methods for inclusion, participation, creativity and sustainability in their work with youth, including NEETs and young people with fewer opportunities.
Target group:
Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, Youth leaders, Youth workers, Youth trainers, Youth mentors, Youth coaches, Youth activists and Youth entrepreneurs or for everybody who are interested to learn more on the topic of how environment can be seen as a key competence as well as a part of our.
Accessibility info: This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.
For participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries.
Group size: 35participants.
What is 8 Senses?
Everything and everyone is always in certain environment. And everything all together, as we know it on the Earth is THE ENVIRONMENT from which we are all part of. This is our starting point for training attitudes of inclusion, participation, creativity and environmentalism. This training will build dialogue between youth workers from EU countries, who will have the opportunity to work on variety of real case studies. In the process will be used different methods from learning by doing, non-formal education and other interactive practices. We will create together ideas for solutions on some of the most common environmental issues in Europe (sustainability and urban lifestyle, air pollution in big cities, waste management, electronic recycling, city gardening and food management, non-violent use of the environment etc.).
• To bring to the knowledge of young people the possibility to see through different point of view the aspects of the importance of the personal attitude.
• To build general understanding for the concept of sustainability.
• To explore the idea of holistic approach in everyday life and its transformation and application in environmental attitude.
• To have an action plan and participation attitude at the end of the training in the process of re-defining and solving simple environment issues.
• To show and experience in a group the possibility of develop personal skills by changing and transforming the surrounding environment.
In this training participants will practice competences with strong emphasis on empowering attitudes, participation and inclusion. At the end of the 5 days we will seeks for changes and transformation in the attitude and in the deeper understanding of what can be done further in order to protect our planet and how we can be more sustainable part of the nature. All that through the perspective of European youth work. We will include many outdoor tasks, challenges and quests related to the observation and collaboration with the others and with the surrounding environment. The training includes also an “action plan” with real case experience and exchange of different levels of expertise, a possibility to see the topic from different viewpoints on the European civic dimension of Public engagement.
Profile of participants
Youth workers with proven track record of involvement in an NGO as well as:
• Interested in inclusion and sustainability;
• Working with NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities;
• Working on youth participation;
• Willing to expand their professional competences of inclusion, participation, cooperation, creativity, entrepreneurship and initiative, involvement and participation of youth, including those with fewer opportunities; leadership, communication, teamwork, design;
• Thinking, problem solving;
• Are recognised as a significant and active young people among their peers and in the local society;
• Have will and are keen to take follow up actions to disseminate the topic of environmentalism on local level;
• 18 years old and older;
• Able to use English as a working language.
Participation fee
This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.
Accommodation and food
The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.
Travel reimbursement
Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
Working language: English.

SCADENZA: 2nd July 2019.