Interesting links

T-KITS

The training kits are thematic publications written by experienced youth trainers. They are easy-to-use handbooks for use in training and study sessions. The T-Kits are a product of the Partnership in the field of Youth between the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

  • Organisational Management: seeks to encourage the development of well managed youth organisations across Europe through the provision of a theoretical foundation and practical application of organisational management techniques.
  • Methodology in Language Learning: essential in the organisation of international events. More and more youth organisations need to be able to provide their members or European volunteers with the necessary skills to communicate in international settings (international events or volunteering in a host country).
  • Project Management: this T-Kit is largely inspired from ‘project management' training events run in the context of international youth work and draws on concrete training examples.
  • Intercultural Learning: will help you to come to your own conclusions about intercultural learning theory and practice within the context of youth work and training.

  • International Voluntary Service: Ever since the beginning of the movement volunteers have been driven by the wish to contribute positively to today's societies, working towards peaceful and just living conditions through a common effort.

  • Training Essentials: addressed to trainers working within a European framework. It proceeds by assuming that they will be working with a multicultural group and team, in an activity that demands careful planning and input from them, and in training situations which pose a range of personal and professional questions.

  • Under Construction. Citizenship, Youth and Europe: Why do so few young people vote in the European elections? Is there a future to Europe? If the answer is "yes", then today's young people are going to be the ones to shape it.

  • Social Inclusion: How then do youth workers and youth organisations go about being inclusive? This T-Kit aims to provide both conceptual and practical tools and resources from which to begin to explore and approach this question.

  • Funding and Financial Management: in two main parts, one on funding sources and one on financial management. A third part contains a glossary and recommendations for further reading.

  • Educational Evaluation in Youth Work: wants to show that evaluation is exciting and inspiring. It also explains how to make it organised, conscious and how to share it with others.

  • Youth Transforming Conflict: Many youth organisations work actively and focus on dealing with coflicts of different kinds. They often lack resources, relevant information and methods for their daily educational work.


Other resources:

  • No barriers no borders: A practical booklet for setting up international mixed-ability youth projects (including persons with and without a disability).
  • Making waves: Creating more impact with your youth projects. Inspiration to raise the visibility of your project and to improve the dissemination and exploitation of your project results.
  • Going International. Opportunities for All: A booklet with practical inclusion methods and advice for preparing, implementing and following-up on international projects with young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Fit for Life: Using sports as an educational tool for the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Domino: A manual to use peer group education as a means to fight racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism and intolerance.
  • COMPASS: Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People.

 

Interesting links

http://ec.europa.eu/growthandjobs/index_en.htm
European Commission's webpage about Lisbon Strategy, Growth and Jobs.

http://www.ecologyfund.com/
This site, associated with Charity Mall, a shopping portal where purchases generate funds for charities, protects forests in Scotland, East Africa and the Americas and gets sponsors to pay for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

http://www.eurotope.net/
Here young people will be interviewed on their countries and their personal engagement in environmental work

http://www.tnc.org/
At the Nature Conservancy site, a click yields $1 for bird habitats.

http://www.cristaltool.org/
The Community-based Risk Screening Tool - Adaptation and Livelihoods (CRiSTAL) is designed to help project planners and managers integrate climate change adaptation into community-level projects.

http://www.tree4life.com/
A Brazilian site, also available in English and German, that gets sponsors to pay for re-foresting.

http://www.redjellyfish.com/
Besides a click-to-give for rain forests, this site offers ecology-oriented e-postcards, games and kitchen advice.

http://www.lenntech.com/water-faq.htm
The question library on water related issues Water Frequently Asked Questions

http://www.in-transit.org
in-transit:the Europeancommunity Film and Communication Project - learn how to get involved!

 
 
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