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E+MOTION – contemporary dance as a tool to train entrepreneurship skills
Date du début: 1 déc. 2016, Date de fin: 28 févr. 2018 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

„E+MOTION – contemporary dance as a tool to train entrepreneurship skills” is realised by a partnership of 11 NGOs and informal groups form 11 countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, and Portugal, with 70 participants, with the coordination of Spot, Portugal.The aim of the project is to improve initiative and enterpreneurship of young people and to support the generation to participate actively in society in a way that they become creators of their future communities, business and employment opportunities. The project improves professional competences of youth workers. Our main focus is the training of entrepreneurial skills, with the key competences of learning to learn, cultural awareness and expression, social and civic competences besides. We offer experience and practice in combining techniques and principles from contemporary dance, performance, video-making, individual and team coaching applied with youth. We focus on the skills of the youth worker that multiplies in their daily work and the skills improvement of youth, to support young individuals and groups to realize and maintain initiatives, from ideas to action and result. Our target group is youth workers and young volunteers who are active in supporting non-formal learning activities in their organisations, coming from diverse professional, generational, economic, cultural and social backgrounds, working with young people at risk, facing challenging life-situations, poverty and discrimitation.Our objectives are:- to improve entrepreneurship and local participation of youth- to improve professional competences of youth workers in designing, guiding and evaluating learning activities- to fusion best practice from contemporary dance, video-making, performance and youth coaching - to encourage the creation of international projects among local youth NGOs within Erasmus+ The project consists of 2 training courses (A1 & A2). (A1 in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, dates 06.04-14, 2017, number of participants: 35 & A2 in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, dates 03.07-10.07.2017, number of participants 35) Both fusion methods from contemporary dance, performance, video-making, individual and team coaching adapted to train and coach entrepreneurship skills. We give a distinct focus to the nature and dynamics of different project contexts from the point of human resources. A1 shares practices and develops new tools and techniques to coach larger teams of young people in realising a community initiative.A2 shares practices and develops new methods in coaching young individuals and their small teams in business enterpreneurship, freelance-type and project-based work.Working methods are designed according to the principles of experiential, non-formal learning in a multicultural context, in each TC specifically chosen and adapted to its theme and the needs expressed by participants.- structured exercises, integrating methods and techniques from contemporary dance, sports, movement-theatre, art, individual and team coaching, focusing on the improvement of enterpreneurship skills- „reflection times” to monitor and support self-directed, individual learning and to focus on the possible use of the activities in youth work- performance and its creation in rehearsals, individual and team coaching of the creation - theoretical input, case studies, NGO and best practice presentations, facilitated debates and discussions- information on YouthPass and the Erasmus+ Program- preparatory group meetings and personal e-preparation before and follow-up meetings after the TCsAs a result youth workers become prepared to support young people as individuals and teams of young people to start a community initiative or business and manage the creation process. They become more equipped to design, present, guide and evaluate learning processes with dance and movement-based methods for skills improvement, apply coaching techniques and skills. They become confident and willing to work in international teams and find motivation to explore and expand their own learning opportunities.Partners can offer more diverse activities, new methods and approaches which allows them to involve and engage young people on the long-term, as well as to reach new target groups. Young people develop a responsible attitude to act as an example for their peers, understand how by taking their lives into their hands by initiating community actions, volunteering and by finding a job and taking care of themselves. The recognition of non-formal learning and international mobility as a tool of learning increases in the local communities. Showing results and quality, local authorities, schools and other stakeholders become more open to cooperation with youth NGOs and to give space and support to young people’s initiatives and new international projects.



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