Yet another successful project delivered by Umbrella in Georgia


Exciting news from our member organisation Umbrella 

The training course of the pilot project “Grassrooting Youth Work!” has been carried out in Georgia by the youth organization Umbrella. A training course on innovative and problem-solving youth work was implemented in Mtskheta, Misakcieli, on 9-16th of July. 20 Youth workers from various youth centers operating in Georgia (including those from ethnic minority populated regions) took part in the event. 

During the training, course participants empowered their competencies in delivering quality youth work and got a closer insight into the Council of Europe’s manuals and values. At the end of the project, participants developed a draft handbook with the 10 days of the daily program consists of the activities from the Council of Europe’s manuals on human rights, discrimination, and youth participation. 

The topics and issues were chosen based on the realities and problems that you have at the local level in their communities. Once back to the home participating youth workers will deliver the activities based on the handbook they created. This way they will test authentic innovative programs aiming at solving youth-related issues via non-formal education methodology and approaches adopted by the Council of Europe. 

Besides the activities from the manuals the program includes the integration of gender perspective, environmentally friendly approach, and digital tools into the youth work they are doing on the grassroots level, this is yet another added value to the handbooks program and project in general. In total 10 follow-ups, activities are planned and currently ongoing in the 10 youth centers around Georgia.

The project is supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and implemented by the Umbrella in 2021.

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