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A challenging time in Bari for another YEU Success

01/07/2010
YEU is something quite addictive, the atmosphere, the traditions, the diversity, but its not only that of course. As a youth worker I can’t help noticing the increase of social conflicts and disparities in society since the beginning of the economic crisis. To be honest before the beginning of this crisis I never thought much about conflict transformation training courses, always saw them as something too much up in the air, but now I see its purpose. As a trainer I wanted to learn more about it and besides I have always liked challenges, and never before saw a Training Course and a Youth Exchange happen parallel to each other.

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.


Looks and emotions tell more than a thousand words

Like many Youth in Action projects and ones supported by European Youth Foundation  the deepest impact participation in such events gives is at personal level, somewhere inside a person’s mind and heart, rather than achieving a hard skill to apply to your work place or university studies. There is not really a measure to assess success or even to give it a mark from 1 to 10, there are elements such as looks into people’s eyes that tell you that they just discovered another point of view they may have never considered before, when you see exchange of information and opinions without fear of being labeled because of your diversity, or you hear their words describing how they feel after taking part in a non formal education activity, and what they say is what great scholars have said. We had all of that and on behalf of my team we can say it was a success.


Lorenzo Nava
Course Director of the Training Course on Conflict Resolution


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