New Year – New Start
We are pleased to announce that we have received notification that all four of our applications for the October round of Erasmus + Key Action 1 funding have been agreed. In practical terms, this means that the following projects will go ahead;
Centres of Excellence
Centres of Excellence is a multi measure project designed to improve competences of youth workers through the medium of outdoor education. The project will offer youth workers and potential young leaders the chance to participate in the start of a wider movement to multiply understanding of the benefits of outdoor education in the lives of young people and as a wider opportunity in youth employment. The project will involve four phases of youth worker training and one phase of job shadowing. Each phase will take part in a different partner country. In each country participants will be able to see the operation of different types of residential outdoor centres ranging from well established private centres through local authority supported centres to places which are still in development. There will also be opportunities to visit other relevant organisations to compare and contrast different levels of development and priorities e.g. the National Trust operation in the Lake District National Park in England, the Global Education School in Finland, the Kinderfreundhaus in Austria and the new environmental centre in Bulgaria. As well as building a portfolio of understanding about outdoor education, youth workers will be trained in production of film and written media to produce open source materials which will benefit a wider range of other youth workers and young people.Partners are from the UK, Austria, Finland and Bulgaria.
Partners for Inclusion.
This is the first of a series of 3 training / partner-building events, aiming to share best practice and build an inclusion network covering the whole of Europe, leading to future partnerships and projects. This event will be in the UK, for programme countries only. The other two events will be in other European locations (to be confirmed) for programme and partner countries. Countries involved in this first training course are UK, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.