The context of the project refers to the fact that public speaking and leadership are skills worth learning. The lack of knowledge involving public speaking and leadership skills is a serious issue, which affects a lot of people. Learning how to develop those skills is be very beneficial for the individual success, business success, stress reduction, time management, leadership, public image and opinion.
The low number of national information event about public speaking and leadership skills raises the level of insecurity among the future beneficiaries and they stay on stand-by position. Having a lack of knowledge about those skills is a threat for developing high quality performances in the current society.
Each partner will select 5 participants. Therefore the project will include participants from Romania, Greece, Slovenia, Latvia, Bulgaria and Estonia
The objectives of the project are:
– To support the development and improvement of basic and transversal skills of 30 youth leaders and youth workers;
– To contribute to the social inclusion in 6 European countries by fostering young people’s employment, entrepreneurial and management skills;
– To develop participants’ skills and competences in public speaking and leadership skills, which will increase their competitiveness on the labor market and their opportunities for employment.
– developing basic and important skills of public speaking and leadership, multilingualism in all fields of education and training, using innovation , pedagogical and non-formal education tools
The project consists of three main parts: preparation (advanced Planning Visit), implementation (youth exchange) and evaluation. All project partners will take an active role in each phase in order to ensure a smooth and successful process. The main activities of the project are: team-building activities, familiarizing with public speaking and leadership skills and its rules for application, define everyday verbal and non-verbal communication skills, how to plan and write a speech, earn how to say memorable and motivational outcomes, time management, follow-up activities, dissemination of project results, etc. All the partners will take an active part in all the phases.
The following working methods and approaches will be used: working in small groups, facilitated and self-facilitated discussions, thematic workshops, practical simulations, interactive presentations, case studies, role-playing, debates, and skills development activities.
The methodology of the exchange is based on the principles of non-formal education. The main focus will be placed on the participants, fostering their active participation, mutual learning, discussing and sharing of experience and good practices
There will be published ideas, follow-up plans and suggestions for future cooperation created during the exchange. In this way the project and the projects results will be spread among a wide public. This tool will contribute to the promotion of Erasmus+ and will provide an added value to the Programme and the opportunities it offers in the areas of education, training, youth and sport. Videos and photos will be shared and part of the workshops will be available online in order to ensure the spread of informtion, to capture the interest of the target group and to represent a posibility of extanding the project as long as other people show interest in it.