Project

Youth of the World is a project focused on creating inclusive youth led training for non formal education specifically for youth workers and secondly those involved in education of young prople with the ultimate objective of generating social inclusion and the promotion of a multicultural society promoting high quality youth work. In this way, it will also be possible for youth workers to develop useful professional skills in the relevant sectors and boost the quality of their work.

A secondary objective of the project is to pass and share good practices on the use of Global Education and Global Prospective, especially to involve young people, youth organizations, school, and others stakeholders, in order to spread the awareness on this topic and stimulate the creation of new Global Education Strategies in the partner countries and all Europe.

We believe that the project addresses multiple horizontal and sectoral priorities including but not limited to the aforementioned identified themes. While the target beneficiary group is potentially wide (increasing potential impact) it also has a specific focus on empowering some of the most marginalised groups of young people including but not limited to ethnic minorities, young immigrants and asylum seekers.

As there is strong focus on the involvement of young people with fewer opportunities as ultimate beneficiaries of the project Youth of the World hits an additional horizontal priority of KA2. Lastly, the project aims to build relationships among organisations servicing youth in the participating countries and across Europe, while providing key workers of the participating organisations with new skills and knowledge so that they can deliver the project’s objectives and transfer them to others (internally and externally).

The cultural model of individualism characterizing the educational systems of many countries in EU is based on the typical attitudes of individualistic and dominant culture, rather than on dialogue and cooperation, where the problems related to globalization and the awareness of current realities are not relevant with national education programs.

The project through enhancing Youth workers (educators in general) skills and performance on GE, wants to promote – in particular through innovative integrated approaches – inclusion, diversity, equality, gender-balance and non-discrimination in youth activities; especially foster the development of social, civic, intercultural competences, media literacy and critical thinking, also combating discrimination, segregation, racism, bullying and violence. Helping the development of youngest personalities taking in account local and global context, avoiding all those situation of marginalization/self-marginalization that case exclusion and drive young people to extremist radicalization.

Another objective of the project is to pass and share good practices on the use of GE and Prospective, especially to involve young people, youth organizations and others stakeholders, in order to spread the awareness on this topic and stimulate the creation of new GE Strategies in the partner countries.

The project will provide a toolkit and tutorials on GE activities, training and multipliers events to share the knowledge among YW and build a network of youth organizations focus on the practice of GE. The project also foresee a final blended mobility of young people organised with the staff participating in project’s training to be held during the Global Education Week in 2018 organized by North-South Centre and Council of EU . Our strategic partnership will engage with various sectors across EU in order to create its evidence base and educational tools including but not limited to the youth led sector and many other civil society and public sector entities.

The project achieved the following objectives:

  • To empower youth workers to act as global educators in their own organizations and communities;
  • To increase the knowledge level of young people in topics like: global interdependencies (from cultural, economic and political standpoints), social and global justice, climate change and other environment topics, consumerism and sustainable lifestyle, Millennium Development Goals and Post 2015 Agenda;
  • To create pro-active attitudes among young people towards global issues;
  • To stimulate participation and involvement of young people in social processes as global citizens;

The project’s main beneficiaries (22 youth workers) took part in a long term training course focused on developing practical working competencies in the global education field.

We want to use this methodology in our project, because we considering it a good example on how to effect youth workers and young people and we believe that is important spread it in others area especially those not having yet a national strategies on global education, strategies that mainly involve formal education sector leaving Youth workers and Youth organization.

The intention of our project, therefore, is to create non formal educational and training tools for youth workers who will then be able to integrate the GE Prospective in their daily work and organization, the aim is to spread this methodology in different sector of education.

Enhancing Youth workers (educators in general)  skills and performance, we want to promote – in particular through innovative integrated approaches – inclusion, diversity, equality, and non-discrimination in youth activities; especially foster the development of social, civic, intercultural competences, media literacy and critical thinking, also combating discrimination, segregation, racism, bullying and violence.  Giving particular emphasis to young people at risk of marginalisation and young people with a migrant background, including newly arrived immigrants and young refugee, the aim is to help the development of Youngest personalities taking in account local and global context,  avoiding all those situation of marginalization/self-marginalization that drive young people to extremist radicalization.

Secondary objective of the project is to pass and share good practices on the use of GE and Global Prospective, especially to involve youth organizations, school, and others stakeholders, in order to spread the awareness on this topic and stimulate the creation of new GE Strategies in the partner countries and all Europe.

The project will provide a good and bad practices analysis to build a toolkit and tutorials to share among the stakeholders, training and locals events to share the knowledge and build a network of organizations focus on the practice of GE. Our strategic partnership will engage with various sectors across Europe in order to create its evidence base and educational tools including but not limited to the youth led sector and many other civil society and public sector entities.