Between the 6 and 13 of December, 31 youth workers and youth leaders from 9 different countries met together for a training course focused on developing competences in youth leaders necessary for running top notch Youth Exchanges in the Erasmus+ programme. The project, "Laboratory: Technology of Involvement", was organised by the Malta UNESCO Youth Association at the Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre, Malta, and co-funded under the Erasmus+, Key Action 1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals, programme.
Directed by trainers and support staff, the training course enabled the promotion and facilitation of an active approach to build appropriate models of motivation in young people. Through the conceptual use of a laboratory, an increase in the understanding that the role of personal and professional development play in youth work was obtained. The main aim of the project was based on the fact that group leaders from different NGOs are able to increase the quality of Youth Exchanges through the finding of appropriate models of motivating young people to actively participate during the implementation of the project by gaining new skills and knowledge.
The training course was complemented by the facilitation of reflection on personal motivation to be a leader and self-evaluation. In addition, creativity and communication skills were built up, along with support for inter-cultural exchange, and fostering of mutual understanding between young people in different countries, which helps to increase quality of Youth Exchanges. To work on the key competences for active participation among youngsters, participants from Cyprus, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and Turkey were brought together in Malta.
MUYA is a youth association represented in Malta in cooperation with National Co-ordination Body (National Commission of UNESCO in Malta). MUYA works in the field of developing culture, education, science and communication and spreading the ideas of UNESCO amongst youth and grown up population in Malta and internationally through organisation of programmes and projects including training courses, seminars and exchanges on a national and international level and through the publishing of diverse literature.
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