There is a saying that “One picture is truly worth a 1000 words, pictures help to convey realms of data efficiently”. Our project´s main objectives are to develop for the participant’s practical knowledge, competences and abilities on how to apply visual facilitation techniques and methods in youth work activities.
We will understand why people have different learning needs and why graphic facilitation is an accessible tool for everybody. We will develop our visual vocabulary and we will give meaning and form to our ideas. We will help you to use mind mapping to talk, brainstorm, analyse, dialogue, reach conclusion, find solutions. Grab markers and go close to the flipchart. Techniques, tricks and tips will be presented as well on how to use these tools in your work!
Secondly the aim is to increase the capacity of the partners to organize youth activities using visual facilitation methods and techniques and to increase the level of efficacy of the dissemination and exploitation of results strategy within youth activities and Erasmus+ through visual facilitation techniques and methods.
During 8 days we will discover the benefits of visual facilitation and experience storytelling and recording stories in the community.
The target group of this project is represented by people with background in non-profit organizations: youth workers, youth leaders, trainers, staff and professionals who are interested to improve their competences and knowledge in using drawing and visual tools to present, facilitate or document a learning process in a non-formal learning context, such as a training course, exchange, seminar, international event, workshop. From each country we envisage one project manager, one youth worker and one staff members as participants in the project. We are encouraging the participation of resourceful members in facilitating youth projects, events, seminars, workshops.
The specific criteria based on which we will evaluate applicants and select participants:
- Experience in the youth field and youth work;
- Interest in the topic of the project
- Motivation to participate in the project
- Experience in facilitation or supporting group learning activities
- Be present and have an active participation on all sessions of the TCs
- Show initiative and interest in the topic and follow up activities
- Be over 18 years old
- Have a fluent command of English language
The motivation of the participants will be the main selection criteria. It is also important to find participants who have a clear understanding that the project does not end with the completion of activities, but continues with the dissemination and presentations of the results.
Gender balance and group diversity in terms of different social and cultural backgrounds will be taken into consideration.
The Training Course will take place in Băile Tuşnad in Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, anethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania the home of Daracula. It is a famous town known for its spas and mineral waters. Nearby is the famous crater lake, “Sfânta Ana” the only of its kind in Romania. Located in green surroundings between the Harghita and Bodoc mountains, very rich is natural resources it offers a unique beauty of the landscape full of forests, rivers and lakes.
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation and food will be covered by the host organization. The project will be held at 3 stars hotel IRIS Panzió. Accommodation will be grouped by gender. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the same location every day. Each room has its own bathroom and modern furniture. There is very limited wireless internet in the public area, the speed might be very slow in comparison to your normal internet in your country. Be prepared that you won’t get a proper internet access for the whole program.
Weather conditions: the average temperature in October is between 14-25 0C during the day. Please check accuweather.com for more updated information about the weather.
Currency in Romania: is Romanian LEU (RON), 1 EURO is about 4.5 RON.
Dress code: Casual comfortable sport wear, slippers or sneakers for indoor, waterproof jacket and comfortable shoes for outdoor activities
Cultural nights: each country is expected to prepare a program to present their culture, to bring some typical local drinks and foods and prepare a cultural program like presentation of local tradition, music, dance etc.
Meals: we will provide you with three meals/day and two coffee breaks. The meals will take into account all the participants dietary aspects such as allergies, intolerance and preferences. We will also have vegetarian.
Health and travel insurance: the participants are required by Erasmus+ program to have a valid European health insurance and a valid travel insurance for the period of the projects including the travel dates.
Transport: to the project venue will be arrange by Ifjusagi Nomad Klub, the Hungarian group will go by a 9 seater car. The departure and arrival will be from Budapest.