Creative Youthwork Network Erasmus Project

General information for the Creative Youthwork Network Erasmus Project

Creative Youthwork Network Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Creative Youthwork Network

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for youth

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Creativity and culture; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)

Project Summary

This Strategic Partnership which addressed more than one field of learning was made up of 4 European Countries (Croatia – Leader, UK, Czech Republic, Hungary) who were working together to develop and test a series of intellectual outputs and materials than could be used to better engage and support disadvantaged young (and other) learners through the use of media and arts.Creative Youthwork Network was a cross field partnership of Youth, VET and community organisations engaging with young people and others. The partnership developed innovative education training methodologies and outputs better support disadvantaged groups to reconnect with learning, training in developing skills and having fun whilst addressing a multitude of issues that they face personally and professionally. The project was inspired by the need to find engaging and attractive ways for bringing young people back to education. It was notable that young people who were neither in education, training nor employment (NEETs) had become so because of their personal history of learning (that was often neither fruitful nor enjoyable), a lack of motivation to strive for targets that appeared unobtainable, and their lack of confidence in themselves. Media and art themed workshops could address each of these obstacles; provide engaging and enjoyable learning, recognize and enhance current capabilities, develop confidence, and ultimately help young people to set personal targets and take action towards participating in further education and towards employment. Our rationale and need for the Creative Youthwork Network project was common across our partner countries and more broadly across the EU as it addressed high levels of unemployment particularly amongst people with deprivation and disadvantage.This project first designed and delived a workshop that developed skills and competences in youth workers to design and facilitate educational workshops aimed at engaging and inspiring hard to reach young people, such as NEETs. Then the workshop built the skills of youth workers to design, resource and deliver themed workshops. The project progressed from an outline workshop programme to full content and resources. Having contributed to the overall design of the workshop, each of the project partners sent youth workers to participate in the workshop. All materials used in the workshop were made available as OER. Through this process of first developing the skills and competencies of youth workers (target group 1), the project then had built capacity to reach and impact directly onto young people (target group 2). The delivery of such media and arts themed workshops to young people may be regional or national event, i.e. delivered through the national funding received by the project partners.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 120521 Eur

Project Coordinator

REGIONALNA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA MEDIMURJE REDEA DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA REGIONALNI RAZVOJ I POSLOVNE USLUGE & Country: HR

Project Partners

  • EDUCENTRUM ZU
  • GECKO PROGRAMMES LIMITED
  • WOLVERHAMPTON COMMUNITY RADIO TRAINING
  • Nyitott Kör Egyesület