Training Course 12/05/2022 – 18/05/2022 in Ovar, Portugal

EKO is happy to announce that one more amazing training course has been successfully completed. The project “CreARTivity” united 27 young participants from Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Croatia, Romania & Slovakia. It was organized by the Portuguese organization DCTR , and took place in Ovar, Portugal from 12  to 18 of  May 2022. 


Aims & Objectives of the project 


The project aimed to gather youth workers to gain knowledge to respond to the problem of social inclusion. More specifically, they were instructed to do so via empowering the youth workers via art as a tool.


More specifically the objectives were:

  • Promoting mechanisms for youth participation in the context of social inclusion
  • Investing in the training of youth workers, in order for them to train others
  • Engaging and promoting specific skills in target groups
  • Support youth workers in the creation and maintenance of participation mechanisms 


Workshops & Activities of the project 


Through this project, participants had the opportunity to get better in some key competencies such as multilingual competence, personal, social and learning to learn competence. During  the week, they worked with a non-formal methodology. Through workshops participants had the chance to discuss topics like social exclusion of youngsters, the importance of the non formal education and key competences for youth workers. Also, they learned about creativity and how art can promote their work and in order to put their knowledge in practise they  presented good practises and a project plan using art as a tool for social inclusion. Before the end of this training participants also had the chance to visit the city of Ovar, exploring more the local community and culture. 


An amazing opportunity and great experience for EKO’s team


Christina, Afroditi and Aristotelis were the members of this amazing Greek team whom we really wanna thank for all their contribution and collaboration throughout the project!


As EKO, we are very grateful for that amazing opportunity given to the Greek team and we thank our partner DCTR and the members of the hosting organization for all their hard work and for creating such an impactful project!

Thank you – Ευχαριστούμε – Obrigado