In the period between 14-22April, 2018, in Vranje, South Serbia, another training course on the topic Less opportunities + media tools = better opportunities ” was implemented. 35 Young people and youth workers gathered and discussed in a period of 7 days, on the topic how using social media can bring significant benefits to people with fewer opportunities and how young people can use the media in a proper and useful way to grow in a professional way. The training course was attended by participants from 6 countries: Poland, Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Albania and Montenegro.
Host of the training course was Youth workers alliance Vranje,. Another NGO’s partners of this project are: Just do It – Poland, Mladiinfo Montenegro, Youth Council Next generation-Macedonia, Mediateranea Greece, Youth for society – Albania.
This training course was designed to develop competences of the participants in the area of using media and media tools in the practices through theoretical insights giving the opportunity to the participants to learn about the situations in other partner countries, debates and discussions reflecting the challenges and obstacles connected with applying media and social media tools at work with young people with fewer opportunities, works on individual level or in smaller teams to develop set of competences enabling the participants to choose the adequate tools, adjust them to their environment and to the needs of their target groups. Besides developing competencies of the participants to use media and social media tools the participants also tackled the issue of digital inclusion and digital citizenship. The training course also included reflection activities aiming to capture the impact of the training course on development of participant’s competencies.
During the training course, young people were introduced to more online platforms (Canva, Lynda.com, Europass.com, TedTalks, Code academy) that they can share with youth workers in their countries. Also, trainers provided training for beginners and tips how to develop a website in WordPress.com
Guided by the message, “Be the change that you want to happen to the world” the young people during the training course aimed to spread the message and get to know the young people in Vranje with the nice opportunities that Erasmus Plusoffers