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Training curriculum and competences

Throughout the training course, participants will improve their competences in the following areas:

§ Understanding concepts and manifestations of exclusion, discrimination and violence, and their links with access to social rights;

§ Human dignity, social (human) rights and their relevance to youth work and young people: understanding concepts, approaches to social inclusion (human rights based approaches, wellbeing approaches, quality of life approaches), international framework and implementation of human rights in local realities;

§ Policy-making: understanding mechanisms, examples of social rights policies, relevant policies for young people’s access to social rights, the role of civil society in policy-development;

§ Developing partnerships with different social actors, from the local authorities and civil society, for policy development and enhancement of the dialogue between young people and decision-makers;

§ Carrying out social analysis and using research for formulating youth work responses to discrimination, exclusion and violence affecting young people;

§ Having the competences required to carry out activities in the framework of human rights education, non-formal education and intercultural learning, in order to facilitate the access of young people to social rights;

§ Understanding the role of human rights education, intercultural learning and non-formal education in promoting the autonomy and social integration of young people;

§ Using conflict transformation in local youth work, to deal with situations of violence, exclusion and discrimination affecting young people;

§ Developing democratic and participatory approaches in youth work;

§ Planning youth-led projects and including systematic evaluation in youth work;

§ Fundraising and financial management of projects;

§ Getting informed about and being able to use European programmes, instruments and policies (Council of Europe and European Commission) for facilitating the access of young people to social rights;

§ Improving competences in communication and presentation skills;

§ Networking and negotiation.


Expected results

Throughout the course and as a result of its educational process, participants will:

§ Improve their core competences in the areas related to the course curriculum;

§ Follow a full cycle of intercultural learning, from needs assessment to evaluation of learning;

§ Receive institutional and educational support to develop projects with young people, as well as increased visibility for their youth work activities;

§ Exchange practices with other youth workers from different contexts and network among participants, for instance in international projects on access to social rights for young people;

§ Develop their organisations’ capacity on the topic of improving access to social rights for young people;

§ Establish or develop a dialogue and partnerships with local and regional authorities and with civil society organisations;

§ Receive social and educational recognition for their involvement in the training course;

§ Improve their competences in using European programmes for youth work and tools at the local level.


Date: 2015-12-11; view: 942

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