Erasmus+ Youth Exchange on project management skills of young people
6 - 13 August 2019 Nysted, Denmark
Food, accommodation and local travel costs (only during the activity program) will be covered 100% by the grant from local National Agency of Erasmus+.
Travel costs reimbursement maximum limit for Polish participants is 275 euro. After sending their tickets and boarding cards, participants will receive the reimbursement of their travel costs. Travel (flights, other means of transport) expenses are compensated (up to 100%), based on the actual expenses incurred and the distance from your location of residence to the location of the project (NYSTED, Denmark).
60 young people (8 youth + 2 group leaders from each country)
Partner countries are from Macedonia, Denmark, Lithuania, Turkey, Poland and Hungary
SAFETY AND INSURANCE
Travel and accident insurance is a responsibility of the participants. You shall obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EKUZ) in your city. it's free and gives you access to medical care of the host country. You are also advised to buy a regular travel and/ or accident insurance during your travel and your whole stay.
Nysted Aktivitetscenter Adresse; Skansevej 2A, 4880 / NYSTED
PLACE AND DATE:
6-13 August 2019 NYSTED, DENMARK.
Main motivation to carry out the youth exchange is to provide young people a possibility to master their competencies in the area of project management (PM) and create a space supporting personal and professional development, making new contacts and partnership and developing new project ideas.
Key project objectives are following ones:
- To enhance participants project management competencies, especially their skills to develop and implement projects tailor to the needs of local communities;
- To increase participant’s soft skills in following areas: leadership, communication, presentation, conflict management and problem solving and develop their abilities to apply these skills also in intercultural context;
- To provide the participants an opportunity to learn from successfully implemented local and international youth projects;
- To strengthen participants knowledge of Erasmus + Programme, project cycle under Erasmus + and encourage participants to work on development of new networks and partnerships;
Project objectives will be reach through various non-formal based activities (interactive presentations, discussions, simulations, work in smaller teams, reflection activities) that will provide the participants coming from Programme countries an opportunity to fully develop their competencies that they can apply at their organizations. During the project implementation the participants will develop their competencies through participation in discussions, interactive presentations, simulations, problem solving challenges and reflection and feedback activities.
After the youth exchange the participants will have an opportunity to implement their new competencies in practice through realization follow up activities and developing new project ideas for local and international projects while being supported by their sending organizations.
Two key outputs - video tutorials and online pdf booklet of good practices - will be developed during the youth exchange to increase its impact and provide other organizations and youth workers an opportunity to develop their competencies especially in the areas of project management.
Working Methods: In overall the working methods will be based on non-formal learning and will include peer to peer learning.
The youth exchange will be divided in following main blocs:
1. Getting to know each other phase: first sessions will aim to create safe and supportive atmosphere, review the participants needs and interests and provide the participants an opportunity to explore youth realities in participants countries e.g. what kind of support young people can get in realization their ideas, how it is supported youth participation and involvement of youth in decision making processes, what youth organizations do to develop project management competencies of young people and empower them to address needs of their communities;
2. Soft skills development: during these days the participants will have an opportunity to work on development their leadership, communication, problem solving, presentation and conflict management skills in intercultural settings.
3. Focus on project management: these sessions will be an opportunity to gain better understanding of project management cycle, get to know successful practices from participants realities connected with implementation of local or international activities and moreover it will be for the participants opportunity to reflect on the ways how to create projects in cooperation with other stakeholders. Also, in this part the participants will increase their knowledge of Erasmus + Programme.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.