Erasmus+ Professional Development activity
Eco-Youth Empowerment Through Education and Action
3rd – 9th of March 2023
The purpose of this project was to empower youth workers to effectively integrate ecology into their youth work practices through education, networking, and the development of tools and methods, leading to the creation of a sustainable and active NGO working network.
Increase the knowledge and understanding of youth workers on the importance of ecology and the impact of human activities on the environment.
Enhance the ability of youth workers to implement sustainable practices in their youth work practice through the development of tools and methods.
Design a prototype for a collaborative platform for the dissemination and sharing of tools and methods adapted to ecology work.
WhAT ACTUALLY DID WE DO?
We facilitated interactions and collaborations between participants, allowing them to connect with fellow youth workers and NGOs.
Activities & Methods Development
We organized hands-on collaborative sessions where participants crafted activities and methods tailored to incorporate ecology into youth activities.
Participants collaboratively built the prototype of a digital platform intended for the broad sharing of the tools and methods conceived during the project, but not only.
Workshops & Presentations
We hosted a range of workshops and presentations focusing on sustainable development and the importance of environmental education in youth work.
Structured Daily Agenda
Our days were systematically divided, featuring four primary interactive sessions, rounded off with a reflective and evaluative discussion to measure progress and gather feedback.
Diverse working Methods
To ensure a dynamic and inclusive learning environment, we integrated a mix of non-formal techniques, from Demonstrations and Debates to Interactive Presentations and Group Brainstorming sessions.
Nonformal.Center serves as a centralized platform dedicated to the realm of non-formal education. Designed by professional youth workers, it brings together a diverse range of activities, ensuring they are presented in a consistent, user-friendly format. Beyond being just a repository, the platform aims to become a community-driven space that values quality, clarity, and the continuous evolution of non-formal learning tools and methodologies.
Blueprints for a Greener Tomorrow
Project Proposal Debate
A simulation activity where teams, representing various political parties, create and debate community environmental project proposals.
Climate Change Summit Simulation
A simulation activity that enables participants to understand various stakeholder perspectives in the climate change discourse.
Green Deception: The Trial of Truth
Greenwashing Trial Simulation
An activity where participants will critically analyze the concept of greenwashing, and understand its societal implications through a mock trial setting.
Green Truths & Myths: Navigating Environmental Information
Understanding and Challenging Misinformation in Ecology and Sustainability
An interactive group activity designed to sharpen participants’ critical thinking skills by challenging them to differentiate between factual statements and misinformation related to ecology and sustainability.
Pick and Act: Environmental Improv
Understanding environmental challenges and solutions through improvisational role-playing
In this activity, participants will act out various environmental situations to better understand different viewpoints and responses to environmental problems. The main goal is to get people to think deeply about these issues, see things from different perspectives, and better understand the complexities involved.
- Ability to easily upload tools/methods using a user-friendly interface.
- Option to categorize uploaded content.
- Dedicated discussion sections attached to each tool/method for direct feedback.
Navigation & Categorization
- Effective search capabilities facilitating easy content discovery.
- Standardized templates ensuring consistent and professional content presentation.
User Accounts & Roles
- Clearly defined user roles with distinct permissions for platform integrity.
- A feature allowing users to easily track and review their contributions.
- Secure user registration and login process.
- User-friendly process for uploading and embedding images and files.
- Review process for uploaded tools/methods to ensure quality.
- Users can edit inappropriate or low-quality content.
- Periodic updates or reviews of existing tools/methods.
The project “EYEEA – Eco-Youth Empowerment Through Education and Action” was financed with the support of the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme. This blog reflects only the author’s views, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.