Erasmus+ Project: Tools for social visibility
Project Reference: 2020-2-BE05-KA105-003014
“Tools for social visibility” took place between 29 August – 7th of September 2021, in Saulkrasti, Latvia and brought together 27 members from 6 EU countries. Participants are 24 youth workers – in their function as project coordinators, mentors of volunteers, responsible for marketing and promotion – from Belgium, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Lithuania, Bulgaria.
The activities of the project were planned according to the principles of the Erasmus+ Programme. It had a diversity of non-formal and informal methods to stimulate online and offline learning methodologies for participants. Trainers created a friendly space for participants to focus on their learning and encouraged active participation, creativity, and initiative. The project had a participative and learner-centered approach. As the participation of the youth workers is on a voluntary basis, therefore it is closely linked to their personal needs, aspirations, and interests.
The main objective of the project is to is to reinforce ICT digital knowledge of youth workers and equipping them with methods and skills to tackle the digital skills gap among young people. Main activities of the course will be related to discovering, using and managing ICT tools and platforms.
Thanks to a close cooperation with partners and the involvement of public entities, media, civil society organizations and the local community, the project results will have a relevant impact on partners, participants and stakeholders on different levels.
Main objectives of the project were:
- Discovering the Erasmus+ program, its objectives, priorities, and motivating youth workers to apply the acquired knowledge about Erasmus+ by creating future collaborations and projects.
- Created a platform of sharing and discussing with youth workers about their promotional tools like: social media, photo, video, exhibitions, fairs, street actions etc. We showed participants in “live” format how to arrange and organize these tools.
- Raised awareness on the social issues relevant to Erasmus+ priorities and the work of youth workers among them as well as their target groups.
- Stimulated the sense of responsibility for their work among participants through the creation of new methods of stimulating the active work of young people.
- Highlighted the role of digital skills as a tool to fight youth unemployment.
- Developed basic digital skills using a creative approach towards social media, art of photo and video activity by attending dynamic workshops and practical work.
To ensure a high – quality non-formal learning:
- Participants learnt in non-formal contexts voluntarily and not obligatory.
- Participants were involved in the planning, preparation, implementation and evaluation of the project;
- The activities took place in a diverse range of environmental situations. It took place at the same time inside the venue, outside in different surroundings of the venue, and they were given different tasks to accomplish this.
During the entire project participants worked together on their own social campaigns devoted to their work in their organizations. After the teambuilding, creative, and organizational fair activities they were divided into small groups according to their interests and field of work. In every training session they’ve had to use newly gathered skills and competences in practice. Moreover, local youth were involved in the follow-up of the project, they participated in spreading the good results created during the project.
Local youth will be involved in follow-up of the project; this will become for them an additional opportunity to improve their skills.Moreover, local youth will be involved in follow-up of the project, they will participate in spreading the good results created during the project.
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