Project name: On the move. Experiential education for social inclusion Duration: 8 months, from 15-05-2018 to 14-01-2019 Coordinator: CEIPES (Italy) Partners: Active Youth Association (Lithuania), NGO “Non-formal education for young people” (Ukraine), PUBLIC UNIVERSITY OF YOUTH BELARUS NEW FACCE (Belarus), Georgian organization of the scout movement – Scouts of Georgia (Georgia), Votsis Youth in Action Club (Greece), CEIPESArmenia (Armenia), CEIPES TURKIYE (Turkey), Fundacja Instytut Aktywizacji i Rozwoju Spolecznego (Poland), Economeq (Romania), Financed by: ERASMUS + KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals Youth mobilty Project number: 2018-1-IT03-KA105-013490 “On the move. Experiential education for social inclusion” project is a training course for youth workers, youth educators, organizations and institutions interested in professionalizing their work with youth at risk of exclusion and specializing it into outdoor education. The training will take place from 12th to 20th of September 2018 in Serra Guarnieri resort in the province of Palermo, including 22 participants plus the staff from 10 partner countries: Italy, Belarus, Lithuania, Armenia, Romania, Greece, Georgia, Ukraine, Poland. During the training participants will develop and deepen their knowledge to support excluded youth in the development of leadership competencies and communication skills as well as teamwork, widening their comfort zone and learning a proactive and healthy attitude in the community and renewing the contact with nature. It has been proved the Outdoor education can be particularly effective when dealing with youth at risk of exclusion. Outdoor Education creates a context with strong and specific settings that are facilitating the learning process. It is a holistic approach, meaning that it requires involvement of learners’ whole BEING (physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual). The concept of Outdoor Education can be summarized in the following way:
- Relationship with YOURSELF through meeting the challenge.
- Relationship with OTHERS through group experiences and shared decision making.
- Relationship with NATURAL ENVIRONMENT through direct experience.