A challenging time in Bari for another YEU Success
Challenge to meet everybody’s needs
The Bari event was a challenge, a strong challenge to work on a training course methodology being parallel to a youth exchange, facing different intra-group learning dynamics. It was also challenging to have a group of trainees of very diverse background and experiences, and was not always easy to think of methods that would satisfy everybody’s needs.
The greatest difficult was to have a youth exchange running parallel with a training course
The greatest difficulty we faced was to have a training course running parallel to a youth exchange, and by no means this has to be taken as criticism to the youth exchange core team who dealt with the programme most professionally and as strong leaders and facilitators. What I mean is that on one side there is a training course where you try to build a single team and on the other side you have a group made of national teams, therefore with a higher numeric presence of people from different countries. Secondly the methodology, as youth exchanges are more process oriented, training courses are much more content and outcome oriented. In other words the method of work with young people is different, and as one aim at motivating and raising awareness, training aims more at building skills, knowledge and attitudes into participants. Yet should add that if the biggest difficulty was a methodological one, means the project was a big success. After all, we had a fantastic team of junior and senior trainers, who gave 120% of themselves to the successful outcome, great organizers and great colleagues on the other side with whom to relax and to work with from time to time.
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Course Director of the Training Course on Conflict Resolution