09. May – 16. May
What’s in it for Children and Young People?
The training course involved young colleagues from 27 European countries. Our host was the e.p.a. partner the Playtrail in Derry.
The main theme was Youth participation: What’s in it for young people – how to develop opportunities for creative participation – playfully in post conflict / financial crisis situations. This theme has been chosen, as many colleagues in Youth Work are experiencing grave cuts in budgets and an alienation of young people by society as the media portray our young people as “the lost generation”.
The main Objectives were …
to create the conditions for colleagues to share, interact and contribute to the theme,
to become aware of the opportunities of creative participation,
to enable each participant to value and express their abilities,
to share good practice, to encourage discussion and debate on the theme,
to provide accessible information on the theme,
to provide information on funding opportunities for future cooperation in youth work.
The Methodology was the tried and tested epa concept of working, learning and playing together through Plenary meetings, group workshops, energisers, project visits, feed back and evaluation.
This project is funded by
the Council of Europe
the Derry City Council
network partners in this Training