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Youth Workers Playing Games - Study Trip

Time: 18 November - 23 November 2019

City: Nurmes and Rautavaara, Finland

Main organizers: Hyvärilä and Metsäkartano Youth Center (Finland)

Financing: The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Description of the training course:

Working with young people from rural and remote areas can be challenging, and digital youth work methods can be very helpful in it. As one of the methods we want to discuss gaming - is it productive? Is it for everybody? How to use it wisely? Within the project we want to inspire dialogue and discussion of project themes, inspire new ideas on using digital methods in their work. The project is developed to share practices of Finnish youth work organisations to contribute to capacity building of participants.

This project implies a study visit to Finland from partner organizations from Cyprus, Georgia, Sweden, Italy, Morocco and Bulgaria. Hosting organizations in Finland are Hyvärilä and Metsäkartano youth centers, located next to each other, and bearing many similarities, yet each having unique features. Participants of the study visit are youth workers and volunteers from partner organisations who either use or intend on using digital youthwork methods, and want to learn about the Finnish experience.

Conditions of Participation:

  • Accommodation and food are covered by the project budget (Vegeterian and vegan meals are available).

  • Accommodation is in Holiday apartments, with shared bathroom, sauna and shower.

  • If selected for the project, in order to participate you’ll have to pay Framtidståget membership fee (50kr if you are under 25 and 100 kr if you are older than 25). This doesn’t apply if you are already a member.

  • Travel costs are reimbursed (up to 275 EUR), which means that participants are asked to buy their own tickets and then get reimbursement via bank transfer after the end of the project upon receipt of original copies of their travel documentation.

    If you are unable to pay for your own tickets, please contact Framtidståget and we will assist you in that.

How to participate: Fill in the application form under this link

Participants’ profile:

  • 18+.

  • You live in Sweden.

  • You are professionally or voluntarily engaged in working with young people or you are a youth leader;

  • You are able to communicate in English (The official language of the youth exchange will be English).

If you have any questions, please contact:

Anas Haouat- Project Manager

Föreningen Framtidståget

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