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Jump into EuroMed Youth Exchanges!

Type of tool: 
Multimedia tool – Report
Duration: 
90-120 min
Topics addressed: 
EuroMed
Intercultural learning
Organisational management

In your hands, you are holding the report of the JUMP process, focused on two training courses : “Jump into Euromed Youth exchanges-Put SALT’On your idea», and “Jump again”.

Aim: 

The aim of this report is to be a “resource pack” of methods and activities for youth
workers dealing with the kind of issues and activities which came up:
- During thr Training Course: These include - youth knowledge, youth needs, educational
framework project, management roles and behaviours of a youth leader, the communication process in a team, building a common vocabulary, energisers, organisation of Euromed exchanges, the Euromed framework, guidelines for youth exchanges, youth legislation, risk assessment, partner matching, project phases and a lot more.
- During the evaluation training based on projects realised in the summer of 2004.

It also aims also to increase transferability and promote the methods used to develop quality in projects.

Methodology: 

The report describes the two training courses, detailing the structure proposed to allow youth workers to improve the quality of the Euromed Youth Exchanges they carry out, from the application to the group leading skills.
It contains the description of the methods used focusing both on the cognitive level (inputs, group discussion and workshop) and on the emotional level (simulations,exercises).

The report details the 5 phases of the "Jump into EuroMed Youth Exchanges" trainings:
1. ‘Get prepared’: Training Course preparation (from September to November 2003).
2. ‘Put SALT’On your idea’: Training Course, 8th - 16th of November 2003: starting from the initial idea of the participants’ organisations “Action 1” youth exchange, then finding partner organisations within the course and finally developing a quality project taking into account the skills and knowledge required for a successful exchange.
3. ‘May the force be with you’: preparation of the “Action 1” youth exchange (from November 2003 to summer 2004). This is a continuation of the training course: participants return to their own organisation, giving partners an opportunity to work together towards the implementation of the exchange whilst receiving coaching from the trainers of the course.
4.‘Let’s do it!’ implementation of the youth exchange (Summer 2004).
5.‘Jump again?’: Evaluation Seminar October 2004 in Injep Marly le Roi (France) which gave the opportunity to share participants’ experiences and the outcomes of their projects as well as the chance to evaluate the whole youth exchange process. Using this evaluation and what was learned from the participation throughout the process, guidelines will be proposed for developing quality in Youth exchanges, under action 1 of the Euromed Youth Programme.

Step by step process: 

The Table of contents includes two chapters:

Chapter I. PUT SALT’ON YOUR IDEA, with its sub-chapters:
CREATE A GROUP
Presentation of the course
Expectations
Working methods
Programme elements
Euromed framework youth exchanges
Creating group dynamics
Finding out about expectations
NEEDS OF THE PARTICIPANTS
Needs of the participants
Project idea
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Roles and rules
The elements of a project
Lifecycle of a project
TEAM WORK
Role and behaviour of young people
Communication and group dynamics
Communication in a team
Building a common vocabulary
Risk assessment
PROJECT BUILDING
Let’s talk about culture
Project idea
Partner matching
Project phase
EVALUATION

Chapter II. JUMP AGAIN
1st PART : STEP BY STEP PROJECT EVALUATION
The analysis environment
Elements of the project
2nd PART : GROUP PRODUCTIONS
3rd PART: GUIDELINES

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