ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course
Venue: Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
Dates: 17—23 April 2023
Czech team size: 4 youth workers
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Hosting organisation: Red Cross Portugal – CRUZ VERMELHA – DELEGAÇÃO DE SANGUEDO
The project aims to respond the problem of social exclusion of young people, a problem at a global level and generating serious effects both for young people and for society in general.
Although we recognize the importance of formal education in the development of young people, we also recognize that it is insufficient in terms of preparing young people for the challenges of today’s world. Non formal education, focused on the needs and goals of young people, thus appears as an essential complement to formal education, as a way of guaranteeing their integral development.
To this end, and as a way of ensuring innovative and quality opportunities for the empowerment of young people, it is urgent to:
Promote the training of Youth Workers (YW), so that they are able to adjust their interventions to the needs of current young people, namely, giving them the opportunity to follow the work carried out in other organizations.
The TC, Work4lnclusion, aims to improve the work of the YW, so that they create tools, within the scope of the development of young people skills, in order to be able to respond to their needs and life goals.
YW should be able to establish safe learning environments for young people, allowing them to actively participate in non-formal and informal education activities and dynamics.
It’s extremely important to expand the YW s network of contacts, at an international level, as a way of combating the social problems of young people, namely, with regard to their exclusion and lack of participation in active life.