Through project „Balcantic youth work“, that took place in period 17th – 24th April 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia, we connected cooperation between Baltic and Balkan countries( Estonia, Croatia, Macedonia, Latvia and Lithuania) in the field of youth work. These two regions are quite specific as they are so similar, but also so different in many aspects. Despite being geographically separated, they are sharing similar economic and political situation. This training course was opportunity for youth workers to share tools, good practices and different experience from their everyday work, but also to learn about regulations and policies in other countries. This project was funded by Erasmus+ and Estonian national agency.
Objectives of the projects were: exchange of good practices and methods between partner organizations participating in the project and their networking, strengthening cooperation and knowledge sharing between partner organizations included in project , introducing theatre methods and how they can be used in everyday youth work, introduction of non-formal learning methods and promotion of Erasmus+ program and improving knowledge about peer to peer education and enabling organizations to use it in follow up activities back in their local communities.
Youth workers had the opportunity to talk more about their youth work in their countries for 8 days of training course. They learned new theatrical techniques, talked about peer to peer education and they were preparing new project ideas at the end of the project and were developing new partnerships in training.