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Four young people who presented Youth European Society were part of Training Course “„Entrepreneurial mindset through social innovation in youth work” in Pristina, Kosovo between 4 to 13 July.

Four young people who presented Youth European Society were part of Training Course “„Entrepreneurial mindset through social innovation in youth work” in Pristina, Kosovo between 4 to 13 July.

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Three volunteers from YES took part in a training course in Tirana, Albania

Three volunteers from the Youth European Society Association took part in a Videmocracy training course in Tirana, Albania, between June 7th and June 14th.

The main purpose of the course was to introduce young people to democracy, civil society and various methods by which democracy can be depicted – through simulations, videos, paintings, games, etc. The methods that have been used have given and will enable young people in the future to develop their capacity and critical thinking in the society in which they live. The participants were from Albania (host), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

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Project “Mission: Youth Employment”

The project “Mission: Youth employment” aims to help young people and particularly those of them who are at risk of being excluded from the labor market and those facing barriers at starting first job, finding new one, to get information and acquire knowledge, skills and competences through the methods of non-formal education, needed for smooth and successful transition to the labor market. Main activites will be held in Bansko, Bulgaria.

Objectives:

• To raise awareness among young people for the problems of youth unemployment, the methods, the tools and the institutions to dial with it.
• To encourage young people to be more confident and self-esteem while they are looking for new or first job;
• To motivate young people to disseminate the learning outcomes in order to cover a wider range of young people who are at risk of exclusion from the labor market;
• To promote the methods of non-formal education among young people as tool to tackle with various problem related to youth.
• To develop long-term partnership between the project’s partners as a method to work together for future issues related with youth.
• Тo explore employability of young people, inclusion, soft skills, young people with fewer opportunities and how it is searched in various sectors of life. These skills and competencies will be beneficial for participants for future initiatives, also helping participants become more aware of self-employment as a career option.

The learning process will be follow this structure: four workshops per day with respective breaks among them. The activities will follow the logical line: start with get to know each others steps, group building exercise, entering into the topic, explore the topic, providing tools for empowerment, sharing best practices, put in practice what was learn, follow up and dissemination and final evaluation of the course.
The methodology will include communication-based methods (interaction, dialogue, open discussions), activity based methods (sharing experience, practice and experimentation), socially focused methods (partnerships, teamwork, networking) and self-directing methods (creativity, discovery, responsibility, action).

Youth European Society wins a project under Erasmus+ programme

Youth European Society wins a project “Mission: Youth Employment” under Erasmus+ programme.

The project “Mission: Youth employment” aims to help young people and particularly those of them who are at risk of being excluded from the labor market and those facing barriers at starting first job, finding new one, to get information and acquire knowledge, skills and competences through the methods of non-formal education, needed for smooth and successful transition to the labor market. Main activites will be held in Bansko, Bulgaria.

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Four volunteers from YES took part in training course under project Videmocracy

Fom 3rd of April till 11th of April, four young people, who presented YES, were part of a “Videmocracy” training course in Durres, Albania. Other participating countries included representatives from Albania (host), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. The main objective of the course was to introduce young people to the types of democracy, the methods by which democracy can be depicted – through simulations, videos, paintings, games, etc. The methods that have been used have given and will enable young people in the future to develop their capacity and critical thinking in the society in which they live.

During each training day, the youngsters were able to share their ideas that were related to the project theme, as well as many of them related to their future development as regards the better development of democracy in each country. Last but not least – the bulgarian youths managed to create many multinational friendships and enriched their multicultural knowledge.

YES took part in kick-off meeting under project Entrepreneurial mindset through social innovation in youth work – EMSI-YW

“Youth European Society” participated in a kick-off meeting under project Entrepreneurial Mindset through Social Innovation in Youth Work – EMSI-YW, co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme. The project aims to increase the capacity of the consortium in Europe on entrepreneurship and innovation, the transfer of know-how and to address key issues of interest to young people today. To increase the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities by providing them with skills and competences in the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship and education.

During the coordination meeting, the schedule of the project activities, the role of each partner, as well as the partnership agreements were also discussed.

Project “Videmocracy“

The Videmocracy project aims to enhance the capacity of the consortium to provide space, tools and opportunities for youth workers to explore, analyze and promote active participation and democratic citizenship for young people through interactive multimedia and creative tools. The project aims to support the professional development of youth workers and youth leaders in terms of their critical understanding of democracy, active citizenship and European citizenship. Following specific objectives to be achieved throughout the project duration:

To raise awareness and understanding of local democracy and to provide technical knowledge on the tools that young people can use to require more accountability and transparency at local level. is to disseminate visually a portfolio of issues of concern to young people, members of the partner organization

To give concrete examples and the link between European citizenship, human rights, democracy and intercultural learning Improve the skills of participants in civic education for young people with fewer opportunities and targeting them as a factor for a positive change in the communities they live in.

Promoting Erasmus + projects as a great tool for empowering young citizens in the EU and WB using an informal educational methodology.

YES took part in kick-off meeting under project “Videmocracy” in Durres, Albania

On February 1-4 2019, our project manager Aleksandar Petkov took part  the kick-off meeting in Durrës for Videmocracy project, which is a project co-funded by European Comission under Erasmus+ Programme.

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