The Cyprus Youth Clubs Organisation- KOKEN through its European partnerships gave the opportunity to 2 youth workers to participate at the Training Course «Level- Up» that took place at Sabbioneta in Italy on the 24th of August until the 1st of September.
The «Level up» project aimed to cultivate and enhance competencies of youth workers and their work linked to the Erasmus+ programme. It involved 10 countries (Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Romania, Estonia, Sweden, Portugal, UK, Norway and Latvia) and 20 young people.
The project had the following objectives:
to cultivate and enhance the competencies of 20 youth workers in working with disadvantaged categories of youth;
to build strong competences in non formal education of 20 youth workers in Erasmus+ youth projects;
to increase competences of 20 youth workers in using Erasmus+ programme as a tool for inclusion and youth empowerment, and
to provide the adequate setting for sharing experience and ideas of common interest among the youth workers.
The hosting partner was Associazione Sabbeen Group and it was coordinated by the Kungalvs Kommun of Sweden.
Here is how the youth workers and members of our organisation experienced this project:
«I was lucky enough to participate in the Training Course (TC) called Level Up part of the Erasmus+ Youth Worker Mobility programmes. The TC lasted a week but these days were enough to meet amazing people that share the same passion as I do about youth work with whom I am sure I will work with in the future. I learned so much about youth work all around Europe but also realized that I have so much to learn still. An unforgettable experience indeed».
«The Training Course «Level Up was a very interesting and useful training which gave me the knowledge and the chance to meet new people who are very experienced in the field of youth work as well.
The attendance at this course was a learning experience for me and I am sure this will have a positive impact on my life as a youth worker in the near future. To sum up, I feel lucky being part of this productive course and to have met all those nice people. I would like to thank KOKEN for this opportunity and I will be sharing my experience and knowledge with the other members of our Youth Club at Konia (Paphos)».