The “FACILITAID!” is an international training course for youth workers on how to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities for young people that took place in Hornsjøen, Norway in February 2017. The Norwegian organization “STIFTELSEN DEN REISENDE HØGSKOLE (DRH Norway School for Cooperation and Development)” was  implementing a 7-day-lasting international training course on how to design facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities for young people. The training course was aimed to empower and build up the competences of youth workers to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities for youngsters. The training course brought together youth workers and people actively involved in youth work from more that 15 countries, but despite of such diversity of participants the project was based on the specific needs of the participants and partner organisations and was highly participatory. Diversity, e.g. in the group of participants, was considered as a resource for the exchange and transfer of competences, as well as special attention was paid to the intercultural dimension of the project. There was only few frontal lectures, the main part of the training course was delivered in the form of practical sessions implemented by the participants in a learning-by-doing manner, using the full toolbox of non-formal education and experiential learning. The trainers took care of creating a supportive and safe learning environment, where participants are encouraged and coached while mastering challenges that contribute to their personal, professional and organisational development. The learning took place both on individual level as well as in synergetic group processes. Special attention was paid to making the learning points of the training course relevant, sustainable and transferable, e.g. by producing exhaustive documentation and by providing templates for tailor-made development and action plans. Anna Golovchenko, VCEO of NGO “Logos Polska” took an active part in this project and was deeply inspired by the results this project could cause in future.

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