“Sexual Safety Standards In Youth Work” Training Course Was Held in Wójtowice, Poland on 21-27 October 2018

"Sexual Safety Standards In Youth Work" Training Course Was Held in Wójtowice, Poland on 21-27 October 2018

The main mission of the project was to train youth workers, teachers, mentors and everyone in the area of youth training and student training in innovative methods of informal training. Trainers had the chance to obtain vital experience in their own field, to gain more knowledge and to be able to better support their motivation for professional development in the area of expertise chosen by them.

The project aimed to create a future network of organizations that could provide useful, practical and applicable methods for teachers, trainers and youth workers. With that, it directly influenced the way of transferring knowledge and creating engagement in the trainees. During the course, youth workers and trainers inclined to use new and interesting methods of transferring knowledge with the goal of enriching the knowledge and skill of the next generations by letting them leave their comfort zone hidden in the classical methods of education and training, through the use of more modern, active and interactive methods of transferring knowledge and training, while still following all necessary requirements.

40 participants took part in the project – youth workers, trainers, teachers and mentors from 9 countries members of the EU and partner countries. In the span of 9 days dedicated to learning and training, participants obtained more than 10 techniques of how to innovate in informal learning. Some of the lectures were aimed at topics like – how to transfer knowledge in a way that maintains attention and creates the desire to learn more, how to present knowledge and not just theory, how to motivate trainees to develop and how to use modern technologies as a strong ally in the process.

Sexual Safety Standards In Youth Work (SAFE2) was a continuation of activities devoted to issues of ensuring sexual safety in the context of youth work. Combining comprehensive sexual education, Wen-Do and anti-discrimination workshops and international experience on this issue, participants created and promoted a document that specifies the standards of sexual security in youth work.

The training was held with 24 participants from Poland, Ireland, Nederland, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Greece and Lithuania. All activities were based on non-formal methods: workshops/workgroup, using the Wen-Do methodology, games, team building, intercultural activities, planning activities and creating networks. Training was conducted by Stowarzyszenie Tkalnia with ILA partnership.

During this training, participants worked on:

sex education standards and the way they are integrated into the professional practice of the participants.
developing effective methods of combating discrimination.
assertiveness and self-defence techniques developed as part of the Wen-Do methodology and how they can be integrated into the professional practice of the participants.
creation of SAFE standards for each youth initiative and promotion of standards in the European countries.
creating local and international projects with the participation of young people in the field of sexual security.
increasing knowledge about the possibilities of financing the Erasmus + Youth program.