Youth Empowerment and Social Transformation
2nd Training course on developing interventions for social transformation Dates: 12.06-20.06.2017 Venue: Kobuleti, Georgia Aim: To strengthen the participants’ capacities in developing needs-based and outcome-oriented interventions for social change
EU countries and its Eastern partners are being challenged by cuts of individual and collective rights in the last years, and by an uprise of ultra-nationalist and anti-EU social and political movements that represent a thread for the maintenance of these rights and the amend of those that have been already set aside. The cuts on the rights and the populist ultra-nationalist uprising differ on its intensity depending on the country and regions, but are happening nowadays at an increasing speed within the EU. Youth and youth CSOs can contribute to trigger positive changes through social, economic, legal and cultural movements, and therefore reinforce the structures that guarantee the observation of basic rights for citizens in Europe. Youth organizations, though, are often lacking long-term strategies, international perspectives, are easy to manipulate and have a poor understanding of the processes of social transformation and the role they play on them. Against this background, the project proposal aims to empower youth CSOs by strengthening their understanding of processes of social transformation and increasing their competences on developing initiatives that include strategic planning and social transformative approaches. Therefore, 24 youth workers from Germany, Poland, Spain, The United Kingdom, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia will participate in the project.
The objectives of the project are:
- To strengthen the understanding of youth empowerment as a tool for social transformation in youth CSOs
- To increase the use of systematic and long-term approaches to social transformation in youth CSOs
- To exchange good practices for youth empowerment work and social transformation among the participating organizations
- To establish transnational links between CSOs in the youth sector and translate them into project-based partnership for needs-based social transformation
2nd e-learning module (4 weeks, online, May/ June 2017):
- Provide with tools for analysis of community based problems
- Support the usage of analytical tools to process the results of the community-based needs assessment
- Provide participants with space to share and follow the work of the other groups, and go through a peer-to-peer learning and multiplicative process
- Introduce the basic theories of Theory of Change and Logical Framework.
2nd Training Course (Kobuleti, Georgia. 12 to 20 of June 2017):
- Deepening into the conceptual understanding of theory of change and logical framework for social transformation
- Developing strategic value-based theories of change for social transformation addressing the needs identified during the e-learning modules and using the intervention point