Tools to Explore


Tools-to-Explore sessions are an opportunity for participants to go deeper into understanding and developing tools/approaches around a particular theme or sub-theme. Unlike a normal Tools Workshop session, Tools-to-Explore is a pathway composed by multiple sessions and addressed to the same group of participants, sized between 12 and 14. The participants sign-up to attend 3 x 1.5 hours interlinked sessions with the same facilitator:

  • Tuesday 22nd November from 15.00 to 16.30
  • Wednesday 23rd November from 15.30 to 17.00
  • Thursday 24th November from 12.00 to 13.30

The facilitator will prepare a programme of activities which builds up overall 3 sessions. One important aspect of Tools-to-Explore is that transferability of the tool/approach needs to be very clearly addressed and participants should be engaged in creating something applicable for their reality, as part of the whole process of 3 sessions. 

In Tool Fair XVI, we will propose a range of 6 Tools-to-Explore groups to join. Participants will have the possibility to choose their favourite one among the available proposals, directly from the agenda of the event in this website, one time that the online booking system will be opened. Registration will be will be required only one time and it will be valid for all 3 session.

Macro-Topic: Sustainability and education

Trainer: Dagna Gmitrowicz

Title: Use of art for the wellbeing and expressing emotions of individuals and communities

Use of art for the wellbeing and expressing emotions of individuals and communities" - the tool will guide people through the concept of visual art and its relation to well-being, share a phenomenon of widespread ignorance of different visual languages, and the elements of building a visual metaphor. The topics will refer to three tools which I have co-created with my teams "Cards of feelings and needs" (visual metaphors of 40 feelings and 86 needs), "Marionettes in public space" (concept of identity and intervention in public space) and Me Time  (visual metaphors for self-assessment and competencies). Participants will learn how to create such a visual language to be accessible for a specific target group, what to base visual expression on, and how to invite people to interact. As a result of this workshop, each participant could have their own idea for such a tool designed for their working environment, as well as may connect to their own visual preferences, wellbeing and visual expression.

Macro-Topic: Sustainability and equality

Trainer: Ivana Volf

Title: Inclusive educational game design

The TTE  will present  the process of creating training modules about  GAME DESIGN as tool for inclusion together with the final products and lessons learned by partners. There are 4 different training modules developed by partners in four different countries, which were tested with different target groups: youth workers, educators/trainers and teachers. The TTE will focus on explorin the power of games and game design in fostering inclusion of young people.
Another tool that will be presented is Methodology Models which were developed in the first phase of the project and served as basis for creating the modules. Methodology Models encompass different approaches to using game design in education, focusing on different levels of youth participation in the process and on competences that are gained through each of the models.
The TTE will  have an introductive workshop to the tools (training modules and Methodology Models) and the process of their creation. On the second workshop the focus will be on inclusion and game design. The workshop will be more experiential, using methods developed in the frame of the training modules. The third workshop would focus on competences of youth workers and educators to implement game design process in order to foster inclusion in working with young people.

Macro-Topic: Sustainability and education

Trainers: Antoine Karam and Wissam Abdo

Title: Music for development and Athletics for development

The workshop will lead thought these two tools that have been experienced in community work in Lebanon.

Music for developement: The project uses music as a tool to build social cohesion in communities, improving the life skills for youth and adolescents, as well as empowering them to become leaders of positive change in their society.  During the TTE, participants will get information and will experiment some tools used in this process: music for development workshop and  workshop about  human rights. TTE will explore also tools for adolescents.

Kids Athletics and Sustainable Developement: the project goal is to build a movement of youth coaches who harness the power of sport to promote healthy lifestyles in refugee communities. The tools and skills provided  during this project are aiming to  equip and empower youth to be agents of positive change.
The  1st workhops of the TTE will  introduce the methodology and the tools and the success from the field after their implementation in addition to focusing on the power of play and sport. in sustainable developement. The 2nd and 3rd workshops will be more practical: they will propose to practice 2 games  from each project above presented. The TTE workshops will highlight the power of play through music and sports and their effect on the players throughout the discussion after the games using RCA (Reflect, Connect , Apply )

Macro-Topic: Sustainability and climate change

Trainer: Filipe Alves

Title: Adaptation pathways

Adaptation Pathways is an hybrid participatory action-research methodology to work within complex societal contexts and bring multiple stakeholders together around a pathway for the future. They've been using it with young people in order to connect climate adaptation strategies with the concept of tipping points and strategic planning. The tool has been used by groups of young people in schools and universities to consider CC impacts, brainstorm on possible solutions and creatively develop local adaptation plans through a participatory dynamic process.

The TTE  presents and drive-test Adaptation Pathways (AP) as a powerful learning and planning-for-the-future tool. The first workshop, will introduce  the key concepts and methods of this methodology and its application in real case studies. The second workshop, will dive into the two-stage methodology  with pratical exercises, learning-by-doing. Finally, in the third and final workshop will be presented the details of preparing, implementing, adjusting and evaluating Adaptation Pathways as well as identify the do's and don't of this methodology. The TTE will provide theoretical inputs, methodology and tools.

Macro-Topic: Sustainability and project management

Trainer: Esther Vallado

Title: Green up your projects

The aim of this tool to explore is for participants to learn how to lower the negative environmental impact of youth mobility projects. The learning will also be applicable to any other kind of project and even on a personal level.
During the workshops, participants will analyze the different building blocks of a youth mobility project from an environmental perspective and in a very practical way. They will find creative ways to lower the negative environmental impact of each of the elements present in a youth mobility project, and explore different tools that will guide them toward that aim. During the process, concepts such as "greening", "greenwashing", "eco-friendly"... will be clarified. Participants will leave the workshop with a concrete plan on how to reduce the negative environmental impact of their projects, and with a set of tools and resources that will serve them to follow up on their progress in this task.

Macro-Topic: Sustainability and climate change

Trainers: Henry Clara and Vial Boni Laure

Title: Grenoble European Green Capital 2022"

Grenoble European Green Capital 2022” is a unifying project. It is coordinated by the City of Grenoble and Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, in collaboration with the Department of Isère, through a public interest group supported by the French Government and the European Commission. It also involves over 200 public and private partners (Université Grenoble Alpes, regional natural parks, companies and various municipalities.  Grenoble has won the title of European Green Capital 2022.
Genoble’s resolute goal is to inspire other French and European towns, cities and regions with a sustainable urban space, respectful of people and of the environment. The first commitment of Green Grenoble is coherence in its actions with respect to the ecological transition and local resilience.
Faced with climate issues, a challenge is an invitation for all local stakeholders (individuals, companies, public institutions and non-profit organisations) to commit to taking concrete actions on one or more of the 12 themes of European Green Capital 2022.

The TTE will introduce participants with the project idea of Gree Grenoble 2022 and to the implemented tools in relation to those European Green Capital challenges :
A catalogue of resources online (work in progress for the paper version) to offer participants the practical information needed to tackle their challenges (carbon footprint calculation, useful contacts, possible assistance, etc.).
An activity book for children and adults to get the citizens involve and take actions / challenges but in a playful way (quiz, games...) following the 12 topics of the year.
The TTE will provide methodological input and will provide space of experiment some of the tools mentioned in the challenges.