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About VIAME

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Project Overview

The project was based on four key international trainings during which a hosting country presented and taught its innovative methodology. Each international training gathered 16 participants: 4 supervising trainers and 12 youth leaders – 4 people from each of the partnering country.

Youth leaders that have taken part, have used this week long training as an opportunity to narrow down values which they find to be most important in their life. They could then test these values „In Action” by planning and executing a project after returning to their country of origin.

Experience & learn

INNOVATIVE METHODS OF WORKING WITH YOUTH

Here are the 5 methods that were included in VIAME project. Click on chosen picture to see a detailed description or choose a method from a main menu of page navigation.

British Drama

drama

By Atalaya Foundation

It encompasses action, improvisation as well as taking on and fully committing to roles. It’s a method of self-development that engages the youth on three levels: physical (body movement, senses), emotional (engaging emotions) and intellectual (discussions, feedback, drawing conclusions, activating participants’ knowledge).

Horse Assisted Education

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By Atalaya Foundation

A method in which people work together with horses. Its aim is to deepen individual development, self–awareness and emotional and social skills, as well as to help participants achieve the change they desire. The way a horse relates to us is absolutely authentic, which means we are experiencing a genuine relationship, communication and leadership.

PLYA

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by Ljudska univerza Radovljica

Project Learning of Young Adults was designed by Slovenian Institute for Adult Education. The programme includes young people who dropped out of regular school and has been proven to be highly effective. As participants actively engage and decide on the course of the programme, the motivation to participate and to continue education is strengthened. Learning through projects along with individual work, gives good results.

Creative Collaborative Specific Approach

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By University of Porto

It is based on a deep curatorial process, which enables the assertive invitation to creators and artists to develop projects in site-specific, participative, community and educative, building bridges, making connections, integrating and accompanying them throughout the process of work with the local public.

Seven-Step Configuration Analysis

Hungary

by Látótér Alapítvány

The SSCA method and its techniques improved for photography demonstrate a way of thinking that enables uncovering the personal and hidden messages of the target group’s visual communication. This also provides an opportunity to design such tasks that facilitate individual goal completion.

Problem overview

In 2011 the employment rate of youth aged 15 to 24 years fell to 33.6%, the lowest level ever recorded in the history of the European Union.  We firmly believe that there is a need to support youth in the choices they make at the beginning of their career path.
We should encourage values such as entrepreneurship, creative thinking and developing passion which can later become an important element of one’s career. In order to meet the demands of the dynamically changing labor market, educational programs should provide both key competences required for today’s job positions and shape long-lasting values such as self-steering, independence and high work ethic.

A reoccurring problem is the lack of innovative teaching methods that will effectively answer the needs of youth and help them develop competences in a long-term perspective. The goal of this project is to help youth master communication in both native and foreign language, encourage independent thinking and learning, improve social skills, create the environment for expanding personal initiative and social entrepreneurship and increase cultural awareness. In addition, we aim to strengthen social entrepreneurship among youth, by supporting them in conducting “values in action” projects, addressing a chosen social problem in their local communities, as a continuation of activities during the transnational meetings.

Main goals of the project

  • Promoting methods used in personal development as a tool in helping youth gain competences needed both in the job market as well as in their everyday interactions with their community;
  • developing interpersonal skills, communication skills, self-confidence, team building skills;
  • encouraging transnational bonds between youth leaders;
  • Increasing the quality of working with youth through:
    • dissemination of innovative teaching methods currently employed in various countries;
    • strengthening and promoting collaboration both within and between countries taking part in the program;
    • facilitating the growth of trainers as well as youth leaders taking part in the project;
  • Promoting social entrepreneurship among young people by allowing them to prepare and conduct their own projects focused on implementing values in action in their communities
  • Creating a database as a result of this project which will bring together various methods of innovative teaching.

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