Dates: 16-24 September 2015

Venue: Caltanissetta, Italy

“Turning young people’s needs into an action plan for inclusive community growth” is a 7 days training course involving 33 youth workers and 11 youth organizations from EU and Western Balkans countries (Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Kosovo, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia).

The course provides a non-formal and creative training linking project cycle management with non-formal education, providing youth workers with knowledge, key competences and practical tools needed for the development and delivery of community-based projects. Participants are then guided through the various stages of project management: from the analysis phase (Problem Analysis, Analysis of Objectives, Strategy Analysis, the planning phase (The Logframe Matrix) to allocation of resources and budget (Work Breakdown Structure). Finally participants will be engaged to successfully turn common ideas into an action plan that responds to identified young people community’s needs. The overall goal is to engage youth workers from EU and Western Balkans partner countries to step up into leadership roles, showing how project management can be effective in empowering them in nonviolent transformation of their local and global communities.


  • To provide youth workers with knowledge, skills and practical tools related to the project management and community development.
  • To involve youth workers in the strategic planning of services and projects that are responsive to identified young people’s community needs.
  • To develop a cross-cultural understanding of different youth work experiences in both European and Western Balkans countries.
  • To facilitate opportunities for networking and partnerships between youth workers and organizations in EU and Western Balkans countries.


  • PRISM – Promozione Internazionale Sicilia-Mondo, Italy
  • Centre for Children, Youth and Family, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Seiklejate Vennaskond, Estonia
  • Peer Educators Network, Kosovo
  • Stichting Diversiteitsland, The Netherlands
  • Vilniaus Kolegija, Lithuania
  • Association of Citizens CEFE Macedonia Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • SOS telephone for women and children victims of violence, Montenegro
  • Fundacja Autokreacja, Poland
  • Fundatia ACTIVITY pentru resurse umane si devoltare durabila, Romania
  • Centar za razvojnu politiku i saradnju, Serbia

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