UNITY: Strengthen your local community
Unity: Strengthen your local community
Training Course 07/08/2023 – 16/08/2023 in Grimslöv, Sweden
EKO is happy to announce that one more amazing training course has been successfully completed. The project “Unity-Strengthen your local community” united 23 young participants from Portugal, Greece, Spain, Estonia, Romania, Sweden and Italy. It was organized by the Swedish organization Globala Kronoberg, and took place in Grimslöv (Sweden) from 07 to 16 of August 2023.
Aims & Objectives of the project
The project aimed to gather youth workers to gain in-depth awareness on group building processes and implement the acquired methodology within their local community. non-violent communication skills, active listening, assertive skills, learning to learn, educational program design, mental well-being of young people, mentoring of young people, empowering of youth sense of initiative. They learned about civic and governmental initiatives in the environmental field. They acquired knowledge in the entrepreneurship field and they went further and deeper into social entrepreneurship. Knowledge, resources and opportunities about Erasmus+ were learnt by participants as well.
More specifically the objectives were:
- – To develop non-violent communication skills, active listening, assertive skills, learning to learn, educational program design, mental well-being of young people, mentoring of young people, empowering of youth sense of initiative
- – To organize two events (Learning lab and City event)
Workshops & Activities of the project
Through this project, participants had the opportunity to enhance some key competencies such as multilingual competence, personal, social and learning to learn competence. During the week, they worked with a non-formal methodology, with dynamics, had creative workshops, presentations and brainstorming with the others. To ensure the participants’ experiential and embodied learning processes they worked in groups, in pairs & sub-groups, they did outdoor activities, roleplay, simulations, body-awareness exercises, coaching & mentoring techniques, debriefings, and reflection circles. In summary, all team members developed different skills and competencies while acquiring new knowledge. They were able to develop skills such as a sense of initiative, creativity, teamwork, the ability to energize, practice languages, reflection and critical thinking… and definitely lots of certain skills.
An amazing opportunity and great experience for EKO’s team
Zoi, Dimitrios, Eirini and Georgios 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 Globala Kronoberg and all the members of the hosting organization for all their hard work and for creating such an impactful project!
Thank you – Ευχαριστούμε – Tac