Supporting Youth To Act Local, Be Social
In October 2017 Creative Opportunities applied for funding through the co-funded European Union Erasmus+ programme to deliver a Key Action 1 Mobility of Youth Workers project in the UK. We were successful in our application and are excited to announce that as a key element of the yearlong project, we will be delivering a Training Course for 32 Youth Workers from 12 different countries to come together to learn and share ideas on how to support their young people to create and deliver their own social action campaigns, locally, nationally and internationally.
The idea came when Creative Opportunities Josh Pugh attended a training course in Macedonia in April 2017 on Project Management (Project Management Academy) within the Erasmus+ field. After this, Josh and Leila Usmani, Be Diverse trainer on the course, came together with Creative Opportunities founder Ashar Smith and decided to build upon the locally run City Leaders project, to design and implement a project allowing us to share our learning on Social Action and Campaigning on an international level with Youth Workers across Europe.
At the end of May 2018, 32 youth workers living and working with young people from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, UK will come together for a week long residential training course delivered through experiential non-formal learning techniques. They will share information on local issues that affect young people in their home countries and experience a range of techniques to develop necessary skills for campaigning. They will then take their learning back home and share it with the young people they work with, delivering workshops and sessions to explore local issues further and engage their young people in developing their own campaigns for change!
If you live in one of the countries listed, and are interested to find out more, click here for the recruitment call and/or contact the local partner in your country for more information (see below). Alternatively, you can call or email Leila Usmani, Project Coordinator, on firstname.lastname@example.org / (0044) 7946494021 for more information.
Our European Partners:
Bulgaria - Walk Together
Malta - Active Youth
Greece - Green Spirit
Romania - Do Great Things
Italy - San Buono KM0
Slovakia - Sytev
Latvia - Donum Animus
Spain - Viaje A La Sostenibilidad
Lithuania - We Go
Turkey - Gaziantep
Macedonia - Era