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Experimental ZOne - training in Georgia 17th-25th July, 2016

CDA is seeking for 1 motivated participant for an activity that will take part in Georgia. Experimental Z0ne is 8 days long semi-outdoor training course on the topic of group facilitation and group dynamics/processes, based on Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning methodologies. It is a methodology oriented training offering its participants intensive practical, real life experience followed by theoretical inputs and active experimentation of newly gained competences. The participants will go through an experiential learning circle and develop both inter and intra-personal awareness in the group context by developing practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in working with groups.

In doing so the youth workers will improve quality of their work with socially disadvantaged youth since the participants will have improved the competences in the area of working with groups and thereby have gained a deeper understanding of group processes. Hence the training course aims to give the participants an opportunity to develop practical skills in facilitation of groups and thereby improve the quality of inclusive youth work.

— To gain a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of the dynamics of group processes.
— To experience and reflect upon real life processes of a group.
— To gain practical tools and methods for group facilitation.
— To introduce outdoor education and experiential learning as an efficient methods while working with socially disadvantaged groups of young people.
— To give participants competences for designing educational activities based on the presented methodologies and provide a space for experimentation.
— To develop soft skills, specifically teamwork, leadership and cooperation among the participants.

Experimental Z0ne includes 3-4 days hiking trip in the mountains, in Borjom — Kharagauli National Park. By this the training provides a context for developing and observing group processes in practice and prepares a ground for deep reflected learning, as well as it creates an intensive experience that will hopefully be transferred by the participants in their own environments, to the groups they work with.

About the Training:

The target group of this training course is composed of youth workers, youth leaders, social workers, teachers and trainers who directly work with young people from excluded/vulnerable groups/Young people with fewer opportunities and/or represent these groups themselves. The participants should either be connected to or active in their local youth organization and be supported by the partner organization of this training course, (It doesn't necessarily have to be the same organization).

No particular experience in outdoor education is required, but an interest in the theme is essential. Moreover, preferably they should have an interest in experiential learning methodology and be willing to use it in their future work.

All in all the participants should:

• Ideally be aged 18 — 35;
• Be working on a local or regional level with socially excluded youth/youth with fewer opportunities;
• Have proven personal and organizational interest in this training course;
• Be willing to continue cooperation after the training;
• Be fully available during the whole training course (meaning 9 days including travel) and willing to participate actively;
• Able to work and discuss in the English language at least in an average level.

«Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.» Aldous Huxley

If you are interested in getting new experience, fill in the APPLICATION FORMand send it to adc@usalumni.md with the title EXPERIMENTAL ZONE.

More information about the project you will find in the INFOPACK.
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Dare to act!

We are looking for 2 motivated young people that are familiar with Peace-Building, and are willing to get skills and knowledge in non-violent actions,to join the Dare To ACT training course in Tbilisi, Georgia, during 01-08 December, 2015.

If you are a youth worker,and you are eager to learn and to be innovators in their community or organizations. If you are 20 and above, JOIN the training, by filling in the ONLINE FORM, by 1st of November.

P.S. Please use only this form, not the one from the INFO PACK!

The project will cover different types of conflicts and in different settings and consequently ways of transforming conflicts by non-violent actions. The emphasis is placed on foster a constructive debate on recent conflicts in Europe and cooperation in the youth field. This is done through applying nonviolent perspectives in peace building. Moreover, young leaders will discuss the significant role of youth participation in grassroots peace building initiatives. Trainers and invited experts will share practical skills and theoretical knowledge on the topics, through plenary sessions, discussions, workshops, creativity sessions, intercultural & interactive exercises and other non-formal educational methods. Most important throughout the TC is the input and experience are the and mutual sharing by all participants.

The background for the project are existing regional conflicts in Europe, Eastern Europe and Caucasus and the increasing tensions but also within many EU countries with regards to nationalism, racism, marginalization and other threats to democratic inclusivity and climates of participation.

Viewing the post-soviet scenario with chilled relationships and heated conflicts in Transnistria (Moldova), Crimea, (Ukraine) Abkhazia, Southern Ossetia (Georgia), Chechnya (Russian Federation), and Nagorny-Karabakh, conflict management and peace building are obviously among the most important issues also among young people. In Western Europe racism, xenophobia and racial discrimination are increasing not only in traditionally immigration friendly countries like Norway, Sweden and Greece — but also across Europe which is seen by the examples of national populism in Poland — tension between
Russian and Estonians in Estonia, and the so-called Muhammad caricatures in France.

All of the above examples illustrate the importance of youth work in the areas of peace building, conflict transformation, human rights education and anti-discrimination.

The project is implemented in the frame of ERASMUS + program, by Youth Association DRONI and Networkers SouthNorth! CDA is the partner organization from Moldova, for this project.

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CDA promotes the leader

The promotion of volunteer and active citizenship values is one of the Creative Development Association's priorities. So, in the frame of this goal, we are implementing leadership programs, at the local and national level, as Wave Week Moldova and Fii Schimbarea, in which young generation are getting skills and knowledge about leadership and creative problem solutions, these are Followed Up by local Projects in which young people are developing their own volunteering projects.

So far, CDA is creating opportunities for youth to attend international projects as well by setting partnerships with international organizations, such as DRONI from Georgia. Due to this partnership, 8 volunteers from Moldova spent in Georgia good time, attending tow training courses on Social Media an PR „Rule Information, Be Powerful” and Leadership „Future Leaders Laboratory”.

The volunteers had to represent their country, being true ambassadors of Moldova and good examples of social involved people. Both projects were supported by European Commission, in the frame of ERASMUS + Program.

Here you will find some useful links, were you can find some interesting opportunities: www.facebook.com/YOUSARDINIA?pnref=lhc