training coursE

YOUnique

5th - 14th September 2019

CАRINTHIA, AUSTRIA

participants from Austria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy

How can I see my own uniqueness?

identity, authenticity, courage to be ourselves

About the Project

We believe that authenticity, vulnerability and courage are keys to healthy relationships, communities and societies. Young people nowadays are easily influenced by social media and they are creating unrealistic images of themselves, where they want to look as somebody with a perfect life, which very often does not reflect reality and it is easy to actually not fit in. This might result in loneliness, feeling of being not understood, depression and isolation. At the same time it might lead to unhealthy and addictive behaviours of youth.

what does it provide

With this training, we want to provide youth workers with personal experience and practical tools, methods and activities that they will be able to use in their work, with intention to support young people, especially those from vulnerable groups, in accepting their identities and uniqueness as something valuable, create a solid base for creating their lives and careers, being courageous and at peace, daring to express themselves in their communities and participate in the society.

THEATRE

Tools and approaches from impro theatre, theatre of the oppressed.

council

Story-telling circle, safe space to share wisdom, be present for self and others.

body movement

Connecting through the body, physical state, emotions, energy.

Peer-to-peer learning

Sharing of ideas, experiences and best practices, workshops designed by participants for participants.

experimental learning

Learning by doing following stages: do, reflet, conceptualize, apply.

exercises on communication

Games, team tasks, theoretical input.

outdoor

Using the surroundings as space to reflect and center.

video making

Digital tools to express ourselves sharing the main outcomes of the project.

The training is for you if:

Together with other youth workers coming from all around Europe we are going to build up a diverse group, co-create the programme and support each other in learning.

  • You resonate with this project and you are ready to explore the topic
  • You are motivated and willing to actively participate during an intensive programme 8-10 hours daily during the course, as well as in preparation and follow-up
  • You are open to contribute to the programme, share your own skills and learn new tools with others
  • You want to put in practice what you learn in your own work afterwards
  • You work with people - as a youth worker, youth leader, trainer, social worker, NGO volunteer, activist, etc.
  • You are officially a resident of Austria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria or Italy

PRO JECT
FLOW

This is a very rough and preliminary programme overview – it might change based on the group and its needs.

fri

Intentional entry
Getting to know each other, support systems, setting learning goals

sat

Unlearning
Seeing learnt stereotypes, roles and masks

SUN

Re-connecting
Looking inside, authenticity and courage

MON

Integrating
Me within the group, dynamics and communication patterns

TUE

wed

Peer-to-peer learning
Workshops prepared by participants, tools exchange, networking

THU

Anchoring the change
Harvesting the outcomes, passing the message forward, videos

FRI

Preparing to re-enter
Celebrating the change, evaluation, closing

PROJECT FLOW

FRIDAY

INTENTIONAL ENTRY

SATURDAY

UNLEARNING

SUNDAY

RE-CONNECTING

MONDAY

INTEGRATING

TUESDAY

PEER TO PEER LEARNING

WEDNESDAY

PEER TO PEER LEARNING

THURSDAY

ANCHORING THE CHANGE

FRIDAY

PREPARING TO RE-ENTER

SOME Stats for you to

GET ON BOARD

YOUnique in some numbers:

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PARTICIPANTS
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COUNTRIES INVOLVED
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DAYS OF PROGRAMME
Katka is a youth worker, trainer, facilitator, coach and co-founder of Brno Connected. She has more than 10 years experience with non-formal education and experiential learning, both on local and international level, currently focusing on implementing personal development and coaching into non-formal education. She has delivered 10 Erasmus+ projects and participated in many more as a team member. She is passionate about people and about supporting them in daring to show who they are and creating a life they want to have, through having healthy relationships to themselves and to others.
Katka Martínková (CZ)
Trainer
Ivan is a freelance facilitator, trainer and mentor for beginning trainers. Over the last 8 years he has been delivering trainings and forums around Europe and Asia, empowering young people, adults, teachers and activists from more than 40 organizations, most often on leadership, youth work, internationalisation, diversity, conflict transformation and peace. He believes that everything is possible with just enough courage and creativity.
Ivan Kobelev (RU)
Trainer
Nina is a freelance trainer, facilitator and mentor in the field of youth work. She has more than 8 years of experience with formal and non-formal education on local and international level. She participated in 25+ international and local projects, in more than half of those she was facilitating, delivering the programme or part of the organizing team. The fields she worked with are communication, participation, inclusion, diversity, conflict resolution, leadership, sports and music. She wants to support others in reaching their goals and believes that together the world can be changed to the better.
Nina Dohr (AU)
wEUnite Representative

costs and fees

Quota associativa

annuale youth connect (only for italians)

participation fee

asked by the hosting ngo

accomodation and food

provided by the erasmus+ programme

the project's

WHERE

THE VENUE

During the programme you will live together with other participants in a group accommodation at the youth education and cultural centre of Collegium Grafenbach, located in a tiny town of Grafenbach, in one of the sunniest places of Austria, in the popular rural recreational region (see on the map). It is in a remote area in a beautiful nature which provides peace and perfect conditions for calming one’s mind, concentrating and creating connections with others.

You will be in shared rooms, with shared showers and toilets. You will be taking part in light housework, as part of a learning process in a group environment.

We will have meals 3 times a day, smaller coffee breaks will be available during the day.

We have a no alcohol and no drugs policy with intention to allow space for connection with yourself and with the ones around you.

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