As COMANITY reaches its second year of activity, its nine partners gathered in Perugia (Italy) on April 8-9 to discuss in detail the final stages of this ambitious project.
The COMANITY project, an Erasmus+ KA3 started in December 2017, aims to create a new role in youth work: the “Community Animateur”. Community Animateurs will be recruited among young people from marginalised communities and will be trained to become a crucial point of mediation and integration between youth workers and hard-to-reach young people.
COMANITY partners met in Perugia to wrap up the extensive work of the past few months and plan the launch of the “Community Animateur” training programme and pilots. The pilot phase will be conducted in four countries (Greece, Italy, Spain and the UK), where at least 40 trainees will test the three modules of the “Community Animateur” training programme via online and face-to-face activities. After their learning experience, they will have the opportunity to test their newly acquired skills by conducting an “action research experiment”, i.e. a personal project aimed to solve a problem in their local community.
After the piloting stage, which is planned to end in autumn 2019, the training programme will be available online as a free resource, open to anyone interested in enhancing their skills or developing new ones. It will comprise 3 macro areas for a total of 12 learning modules, according to the following structure:
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The training programme will soon be available online, stay tuned to learn how to sign up or join one of the pilots!