When: 13 - 20 June 2014
Where: Stepanavan, Armenia
Who: Stepanavan Youth Center (Armenia), Hnuti Brontosaurus (Czech Republic) and Youth and Environment Europe (Czech Republic)
The training course "Step UP! Ensuring Quality in Project Management" took place on 13-20 June 2014 in Stepanavan, Armenia. It gathered 26 young participants from 12 different countries (Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Hungary). They were volunteers, youth workers and youth leaders working in organisations that serve disadvantaged youth in their communities.
During the 7-day training, participants explored several tools and theories for project management, team work, feedback, crisis management, SMART objectives, etc. They could put their new knowledge into practice thanks to the planning of a day-project with Stepanavan local community. The last days of the training were devoted to the planning of future international projects. With the help of the trainers, participants started planning several projects, setting their objectives and finding partners. Many of these projectc will hopefully become part of YEE's Working Plan 2015.
Aims and objectives:
The aim of the training course was to increase the quality of youth projects by ensuring that young people and youth workers have adequate project management skills, including skills in design, planning, implementation, evaluation and visibility aspects of youth projects. Additionally, during the training participants had the possibility to practice the acquired tools and skills on developing project ideas for joint projects in frame of Erasmus+, thus they ensured better learning outcomes and tangible results at the end of the training.