Navigators on Creative Seas – an intensive creativity training for European youth workers
Between April 11-19,2019, Monomyths Association from Romania and 7 nonprofit organisations host in Bucharest a training course on the topic: creativity and innovation in youth work for representatives of 8 nonprofits from Spain, North Macedonia, Lithuania, Estonia, Greece, Turkey, Croatia and Romania. The project is co-funded through Erasmus+ Programme and the main objective is to créate a learning enviroments for 32 youth workers.
The training course is designed as a space to incubate ideas, test methods and exchange good practices in creativity and brainstoming. The participants develop new key-competences and will extend their capacity to implement interactive activities at local level for NEET youngsters and for those with fewer opportunities.
During the 9 days, the participants will test non-formal education methods on creativity, brainstorming, they will solve briefs for real challenges of youth organisations where they will generate innovative solutions. In the last days, under the guidance of the trainers team, they will co-create an e-learning platform with a MOOC about creativity for young people.
One of the expressions we hear often from young people we work with is “I am not a creative person.” Using experiential and interactive methods specific to non-formal learning contexts and through exchanges of best practices, we intend to guide the youth workers on this journey of creativity, to learn how they can fuel their creativity, what are the barriers to innovation and how to help young people think outside the box.
The project Navigators on Creative Seas is implemented by Monomyths Association with the support of Erasmus+ Programme, in partnership with Ludbreska Udruga Mladih Entuzijasta (Croatia), Seiklejate Vennaskond (Estonia), Youth Mobility Center (Greece), Association For Sustainable Development Sfera Macedonia (North Macedonia), Asociacion Building Bridges (Spain), Tarptautinis Bendradarbiavimo Centras (Lithuania), Youth Eurasia (Turkey).