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“Time to Act”
Training Course for Youth Leaders

A training course on how to make citizenship more attractive to the youth culture

Hamburg-Bad Oldesloe, Germany

Ever wondered what it is like to be on an Erasmus + course? Awaaz Community Radio went on a fact finding mission to get you the answers. We enrolled on the Time to Act Course and here’s what it was all about…

The term European citizenship has recently become a buzz word. Everyone speaks about it, but no one really knows what does it mean and people keep asking: Is it just about politics? Is European citizenship a V.I.P. club? Where does it start and end? How can put it to our projects? How can we make it concrete and practical?

Time to Act was a training course, that was developed as a module for youth workers/trainers to help them to answer their questions concerning the (European) citizenship issues.

The idea of citizenship was approached on three different levels: locally, nationally and in the European context. Together, participants worked on improving the methods on how to motivate youngsters for participation in their community and beyond.

Aim: Time to Act is a training course that aims to support the professional development of young trainers and to raise the quality of their projects concerning (European) citizenship.

Particular objectives:

 pointing out the connection between citizenship, responsibility for one‘s immediate environment and society and active participation,

 experiencing, discussing and sharing historical and recent understandings of citizenship and its implications for participation,

 approaching different levels of citizenship (local – national – international/European),

 sharing different visions and understandings of citizenship,

 reflecting on the notion of European identity and its underlying values (democracy, tolerance, plurality, human rights),

 experiencing European citizenship in praxis by simulations, cases and method development.

Profile of the Participants:

 Age 18+

 Youth workers, youth leaders, activists

 Able to work in English

 Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back, act as multipliers

 Motivated to take an active part in all the stages of the training course

Group size and Partners:

The target group of this project was 26 youth leaders and active members of European youth organizations coming from Germany, Romania, Estonia, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom and Austria.

The trainers’ Team:

Marco Santos- Noored Ühiskonna Heaks, Estonia
Natalia Seriakova- JuBuK, Germany

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