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Yes for EVS – Contact Making Seminar

15138449_1347668628579492_1946500550322182766_oThe last weekend ANPCDEFP (The National Agency which implements the Erasmus+ Programme in Romania) organized a contact making seminar facilitating this way a meeting between organizations which implement EVS project, from all over Europe. Curba de Cultură was represented by its projects coordinator.

From Friday morning and until Sunday evening there was plenty of time and opportunities for people to connect, to discover what makes them enjoy doing the work they do and moreover how they can improve it by working together, by creating new and strong partnerships.

Weekendul trecut ANPCDEFP (Agenția Națională care implementează programul Erasmus+ în România) a organuizat un seminar de contact facilitând astfel o întâlnire între organizații care implementează proiecte SEV în întreaga Europă. Curba de Cultură a fost reprezentată de coordonatorul de proiecte.

DSC_0230Începând de vineri dimineața și până duminică seara a existat mult timp și o mulțime de oportunități de a stabili legături, de a descoperi ce îi face pe acești oameni să muncească cu pasiune și mai mult, cum pot să îmbunătățească rezultatele muncii lor prin crearea unor parteneriate noi și puternice.

For three days 22 participants from 9 countries (Romania, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Sweeden, Norway, Lithuania, Netherlands and Croatia) discussed and shared experiences related to EVS projects, their objectives and priorities as well as their needs and expectations. All in all the three days seminar represented time and space for offering and receiving, for establishing connections and last but not least to have a little bit of fun. After all, what more brings the people closer than cracking a joke and a cup of coffee?

Pentru trei, 22 de participanți din 9 țări (România, Italia, Polonia, Suedia, Norvegia, Lituania, Olanda și Croația) au discutat și împărtășit experiențe legate de proiecte SEV, obiective și priorități precum și nevoi și așteptări. Prin urmare acest seminar de trei zile s-a constituit în spațiul și timpul necesar pentru a oferi și a primi, pentru a face conexiuni și nu în ultimul rând pentru puțină distracție. Până la urmă ce îi aduce pe oameni mai mult împreună decât câteva glume bune și o cană de cafea?

Curba de Cultură thanks to all people involved in this event and hopes to have great and long collaborations.

Curba de Cultură mulțumește tuturor celor implicați și speră la colaborări frumoase și fructoase.

Know More Involve More – Seminar in Albena

1The project “Know More – Involve More” gathered 37 young people from 9 countries in Albena, Bulgaria with the support of Erasmus+ Programme.  The Seminar “Know More – Involve More” had a great focus on discussing and analysis of best practices that could lead to long-term impact for youth activities and could develop strong network of practitioners, involving youth workers as participants and also NGOs from the community to an open and constructive dialogue about the power of education for youth through life long learning programs.

The participants had the opportunity of sharing, stimulated by interactive exercises, study cases of best practices, workshops for designing activities with long term impact, meeting the local NGO environment and interacting with youth from Bulgaria. At the end of the seminar they all developed partnerships with topics of interest for their organizations and fields of actions.

3The methods used in the seminar were focused on interactivity and proactive approach mixed with non-formal exercises. The main activity of the project was a seminar, and by definition this was more for sharing, structuring and restructuring information, analysis, reflection, designing new methods and projects.

The focus of the seminar was cooperation and co-working in order to find new and diverse ways of mixing and adapting methods and projects to different context of learning for youth and youth workers. The partner organizations had the opportunity to develop topics such as:  responsible consumption, healthy fun for young people, forum theatre, youth work standards, camps and volunteering for youth, ethnic communities, empowering young women.

2They also debated different aspects of youth work: ethics in youth work, the efficient youth worker, maximizing learning outcomes and results in youth programs, finding balance between work and personal life, how much a youth worker has roles of project manager and educator, generating impact with youth projects and programs. The participants had the great opportunity to receive the visit of two very well known organizations from Varna and compare different approaches and get in contact with the local community to see how the projects are put into practice and how young people are activated. This seminar was nevertheless a starting point for cooperation in the field of Youth among the participating countries and built the first steps in developing new partnership.

Last but not least, two professional and highly experienced youth workers from Romania – Carmen Marcu and Cosmin Catană from Curba de Cultură Youth NGO – facilitated the training course.