MakeOver – capacity building for youth organizations Erasmus Project

General information for the MakeOver – capacity building for youth organizations Erasmus Project

MakeOver – capacity building for youth organizations Erasmus Project
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Project Title

MakeOver – capacity building for youth organizations

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 : Capacity Building for youth in neighbouring and enlargement countries

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2018

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics:

Project Summary

MakeOver project was organized in order to support youth organizations to become sustainable and goal oriented. We have built capacities of YO to deal with challenges related to their internal functioning to ensure long term strategic focus and sustainability of organizations through better knowledge, stuff, project and change management and preparing them to better communicate their work with the target groups.First, we determined which knowledge and skills should YO get in order to achieve our project goal.This was done at the Inception seminar at which we gathered Consortium members, stakeholders and expert, where we analyzed national realities and developed learning curriculums for: – Internal MO to lead YO through organizational transformation, and – External MO to lead YO through defining and reorganizing their communication. The Internal MO training based on the programs prepared followed. Through various interactive workshops, learning by doing and NFE feedbacking activities participants improved their capacities to do strategic planning of their YO, organization management and developing all internal procedures important for their work. Participants went to their organizations after that training with the draft of strategic plan and continued working on it with their teams. After this training Mentoring process for Internal MO started. During 2 months expert mentored participants for developing strategic plans and implementing other internal procedures in their organizations. Expert followed their work in YO and evaluated their achievements, giving them suggestions for further improvement. Mostly they were focused on the topics they recognized as week points in their organizations, mostly reorganization of human resources or knowledge management as process mostly unfamiliar with many.At External MO training participants learned how to prepare external communication strategy and now are able to use integrated communications and digital marketing tools. For that, we have used adjusted combination of expertise presentation, small working groups and YO teams work and sessions reflecting on every step of communication plan. Participants also learned how to use communication and fundraising for ensuring organizational sustainability. After this activity participants received the support from expert during the 2 months of Mentoring process for External MakeOver in the same way as it was done after the Internal Makeover.Both curriculums- Internal and External MO were transferred into Capacity Builder Online Mechanism. This platform contains also of Forum for support for all organizations who want to go through their transformation to allow them to consult other organizations who already went through the process. At this point more than 90 organizations used the mechanism.Last stage of the project was Dissemination and multiplication activity in which all its results are shared widely. This was done through direct multiplication and online promotion. Direct multiplication activities included presentation of CBOM by participants from the trainings to YO from their countries; presentation of CBOM by consortium members at meetings they have in other networks; presentation on various events such are conferences or even E+ meetings like our partner, E+ contact point, did in BiH. While online promotion was done through direct mailing and social media campaign reaching over 366 300 targeted audience. Direct mailing was used to inform our fellow YO whose contact either we have in our data bases, or we collected from SALTO and connecting-youth.org platform, presenting them with CBOM.We also involved stakeholders in the multiplication by sharing the information about CBOM with institutions, international networks etc. who work with YO. It is shared also at Salto platform for youth work results presentation. However, due to Covid19 crisis we have postponed our meetings with institutions such are EYF, CoE, OSCE, etc.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 117667,22 Eur

Project Coordinator

UDRUZENJE GRADANA LIBERO & Country: RS

Project Partners

  • SYLLOGOS APOFITON EKPEDEFTIRION MANDOULIDI
  • JAVNI ZAVOD MLADI ZMAJI-CENTER ZA KAKOVOSTNO PREZIVLJANJE PROSTEGA CASA MLADIH
  • ASSOCIAZIONE PROMOZIONE SOCIALE LAFENICE ASSOCIAZIONE SPORTIVA DILETTANTISTIC
  • KOSOVA YOUNG LAWYERS
  • YOUTH FOR EXCHANGE AND UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL AISBL
  • UDRUZENJE PRONI CENTAR ZA OMLADINSKI RAZVOJ
  • NEVLADINO UDRUZENJE PRIMA