In September we attended a training course in Armenia, city of Abovyan, that brought together 36 enthusiastic youth workers from various corners of the world. During 7 days, this Erasmus+ project offered an immersive experience, delving deep into the art of communication, constructive dialogue, and conflict resolution. The project's overarching goal was to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to foster constructive communication and peace-building processes.
The training employed a "learning by doing" approach, emphasizing practical experience and active participation. Role-plays, simulations, performances, and other theatrical techniques allowed participants to immerse themselves in real-world scenarios. Each activity was followed by detailed debrief sessions, ensuring that every participant left with a comprehensive understanding of the methods and tools introduced.
One of the primary objectives was to develop the communicative competence and skills of all participants. These skills are invaluable for youth workers and trainers, as effective communication is essential for building strong relationships, resolving conflicts, and promoting positive change.
A significant aspect of the training was the development of innovative tools. The focus was on simulations and role-plays aimed at enhancing communication and conflict mediation, management, and resolution. The newly created resources, are now available to everyone, accessible via this link.
The Erasmus+ project was not only about skill development but also about building new connections. We established partnerships between Ethos and youth organizations from, for example, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, and Armenia. And we already see the results that bring us to future collaborative initiatives!
The impact of the Erasmus+ training course in Abovyan extended beyond Armenia. The skills and knowledge gained during the project were put to use in a simulation game developed by us with other participants. This game, focused on the lack of initiatives in rural areas and rural entrepreneurship, was implemented in the middle of September in a Training Course in Spain called "Tebaida Berciana."
In conclusion, the Erasmus+ Training Course in Armenia was a fantastic experience that brought people together and created opportunities for positive change. It's all about learning, growing, and building a better world, thank you!