23rd – 30th November 2018
Houffalize & Brussels, Belgium
Local community have a huge potential in terms of informing, making awareness, including and building a community therefore specific methods designed for community work are highly recommended in this field and specially in times when they are not so widely applied. Youth work plays an essential role in reaching and bringing together young people who face exclusion on a daily basis. Animation is considered one of the powerful tool for youth workers reaching out young people with fewer opportunities and uniting the community. An animator is therefore like a facilitator – like an electrician who arranges electrical cables, switches, plugs, sockets, cut-outs, holders into a circuit and connects it to the mains, so that whenever necessary, the current flows and lights come on, fans rotate, appliances start operating. In this example the electrician is neither the power nor its source but he/she faciitates the flow of power to get things to work by keeping everything connected. The main goal of the project is to raise the capacity of youth workers and young people to contribute to a cohesive society though alternative youth friendly methods (animation methods and techniques that could reach more and more young people).
- Research and deeper understanding–of various social issues relevant for the participants (social exclusion, active participation, discrimination, various global issues etc. – based on the needs of the group and the local context;)
- Methods – various techniques of animation (developing practical skills in Face painting,Integration dances, Long alloons curving, Theater, Origami, Klanza animation scarf,Big soap Bubble creation, Simple chemical experiments,Board games that does not require knowing the common language,Creative recycling, Puppet theater, Introduction to circus activities,Preparing flashmobs and etc.)
- Developing, Planning, Implementing and Evaluating a Final event (Animation Campaign) – the group will go through all the important steps of creating an Animation campaign, which they will actually do in the training and implement during the final presentation in Brussels.
The training will be based on practical work. There will be a final presentation with the different communities in Brussels as a result of the work done and as an important learning opportunity for the participants. The participants will contribute to realize a tool kit about the tools they are implementing.
The training course is directed to participants who want to be involved in working with excluded youth, want to explore how to motivate them to take part actively in the society and apply animation tools. The TC is directed to all those with positive attitude toward the topic
and those who will be engaged in being part of the training, contributing positively for finding solutions for challenges which the topic brings to us.
During the training we will focus on the methodology for animator – so in some moment participants will have to act like kids, so participant who don’t want to play, dance, paint faces, be animator will need to think before to apply! English will be the main language of the whole training, so participants need to have good English skills (able to communicate and express themselves and their thoughts in English). I t’s also directed to those who can empower young people in organizations. And those who have ideas or whom want to develop new concepts which can be used in their future ERASMUS + projects (youth exchanges, training courses, etc) in the topic of the TC.
Participants should be 18+
Eligible to participate in this project are only Cypriots or Cypriot residents.
If you are interested to participate you can fill up the Application Form
Participation Fee 25 Euro
Food and accommodation are fully covered from the project and the traveling cost is covered up to 360€