Genç Dünya Zirvesi Projesi - Empowerment Training Camp for Young World Youth Workers
Empowerment Training Camp Project Title : "Genç Dünya Zirvesi" Gençlik Çalışanlarının ve Gönüllülerin Güçlendirilmesi Project No : 2021-2-TR01-KA210-YOU-000050003 Venue : İstanbul / Türkiye Activity Title : Empowerment Training Camp for Young World Youth Workers Activity Dates :06.2023 / 29.06.2023 Introduction: The "Empowerment Training Camp for Young World Youth Workers" was orchestrated with the primary objective of amalgamating participants encompassing youth leaders, youth workers, volunteers, volunteer managers, mentors, NGO representatives, administrators/workers, and NGOs. The camp aimed to bolster the development of youth in their youth-related endeavors while targeting the enhancement of knowledge, skills, and attitudes under the umbrella of cultural diversity, focusing on identity, culture, religion, and race. Core Elements of the Activity: Warm-Up: Initiatives were undertaken to facilitate participant introductions, team-building exercises, and the fostering of a cohesive team spirit. Thematic Subjects: Sessions were organized to delve into topics such as Youthpass, cultural diversity, inclusion, democracy, policy development, intercultural learning, youth worker, digital competencies, European Citizenship, non-formal education, active citizenship, and Youthpass. Innovative Evaluation: Sessions were designed for participants to engage in self-assessment and holistic process evaluation. Sustainability Project: Activities were structured around partner recognition, project idea presentations, and developmental discussions. Dissemination: Strategies were delineated for the widespread dissemination of outcomes and outputs derived from the training camp. Methodology and Approach: Activities were grounded in non-formal education techniques. Methods ensuring active participation, knowledge sharing, idea exchange, and experiential sharing were employed. Roundtable discussions, debate sessions, role-playing, simulations, brainstorming, contests, gamification, storytelling, forum theatre, energizers, group dynamics, team-building, and interactive presentations were among the methodologies adopted. Evaluation: End-of-day evaluations were consistently conducted. Additionally, written and verbal evaluation activities were executed at the culmination of the project. Each day, a distinct partner organization spearheaded invigorating and mobilizing activities. Conclusion: The "Empowerment Training Camp for Young World Youth Workers" manifested as a triumphant initiative aimed at augmenting the skill set and knowledge base of youth workers and leaders. Through the utilization of innovative, active, non-formal, and informal methods and techniques, the project's objectives were seamlessly achieved. This training camp has equipped participants with pivotal insights, enabling them to partake more effectively and consciously in youth-centric activities.