“European School of Animators” was a beginner’s level training course, aimed at young workers and animators. The training course took place in Rome, Italy from the 19th to the 25th March 2023. It was a training course for youth workers organised by Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw and supported by ‘Salesiani per il Sociale’, ‘Turismo Giovanile e Sociale’ and Erasmus+.
Its main goal was to improve competences, skills and capacities of volunteers who work with young people. It also sought to improve the organisation of the local entities. The project was developed for international animators and youth workers who wanted to be trained in an exchange on specific youth work topics in a Salesian context. The activity consisted of an intensive training course of 5 days: the participants had to collaborate in their local organisations and had to have a great interest in participating in the activity for implementing locally what is learned.
The main aim of the activity was to make young animators familiar with the new options that the developing society brings for youth work. Change is the only constant we can count on. This will be the starting point of the project and through many different activities the participants will find ways to handle the changing reality.
The participants of this training course were active as animators/youth leaders in the activities of our member organisations. They can were also active on a local summer playgrounds, summer camps, guidance of young people, oratorios, preparation of local and international volunteers, etc.
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Pictures from the activity
The training course took place at 'Centro Nazionale di Opere Salesiane' in Italy. The national pastoral centre is inside the 'Istituto Salesiano Opera Pio Xi di Roma'. Inside the centre also are based both offices of our two member organisations: 'Salesiani per il Sociale' and 'Turismo Giovanile e Sociale Nazionale'.