Project Title: The Youth Worker TEAM Project: Training to Empower, Animate and act as Multipliers youth leaders
Project Reference Number: 2017-3-UK01-KA105-046477
Term: 01/01/2018 – 31/08/2018
Project Partners: Germany, Portugal, Spain and Northern Ireland (UK)
The Youth Worker TEAM Project is funded through Erasmus+ KA1 Youth Mobility for 8 Month project from the 1 January 2018 – 31 August 2018.
The TEAM Project will develop the capacity of youth workers to participate in and encourage youth in their community participate in Erasmus+ activities in order to promote personal development by improving their skills, enhance their employability and gain cultural awareness.
The TEAM Project will engage youth through the Strabane Youth Office, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
The objectives of the TEAM project is to:
(i) learn about the European Union, local governance and the Erasmus+ programme to explore opportunities for youth participation and future project ideas (Empower)
(ii) reflect on and share leadership styles and practices through peer learning to promote professional development (Empower)
(iii) network and share experiences of Erasmus+ projects to learn the benefits of participating in projects (Animate)
(iv) share new methodologies and tools to improve skill to engage with local youth (Animate)
v) be an active citizen, to communicate and engage in democratic life (Multiplier)
Training was delivered to 5 youth workers from each partner region during a 5 day training in Northern Ireland (UK) 4 – 8 June 2018 (Travel days 3 and 9 June 2018)
The training included accredited training through The OCN NI Level 2 Award in Youth Leadership to provide an understanding of the skills and knowledge required for youth workers, an introduction to leadership styles and effective communication methods which enables progression to further learning in this area or into employment.