First event took place in Amsterdam on September 28th 2022

On September 28th a training activity took place on Amsterdam for youth workers. This activity was achieved thanks to the three organizations: UIF, Across Limits and IKigai Institute. These corporations are form all over Europe, which makes it easier for the propose to expand through Europe. IUF was the host partner for Across Limits and IKigai Institute. Each partners involved seven youth worker participants, every one of them coming from different backgrounds.

But, Why train already trained educators?

Since the awareness of the labor market about the importance of Soft Skills, young Europeans have been lacking these competences. This activity aims to provide youth workers the tools to teach their students everything they need to enter the labor market competitively, throw inclusion and tangible training.

During this activity, that lasted a day, the participants were able to comprehend the theory behind the project and the importance, but also try by themselves what soft skills are and which ones they possessed. During the presentation the Soft Skills were divided into groups: emotional, personal, team-work and organizational skills. Emotional skills are empathy, self-awareness, adaptability, etc. Personal skills such as communication, attitude, determination, etc. Team-work skills like problem-solving, conflict management, mediation, etc. Lastly organizational skills as planning, delegation, time management… At the end they were proposed to test themselves by resolving these questions: “Why all the fuss about 21st century skills?”, “Which skills do we want to teach?”,” What kind of questions should we asking?”; and also doing practical activities.

It must be taken into account that, in order to develop Soft Skills, it is necessary to know oneself in an effort to know which skills to promote, which ones start devolving and which ones to discard; this is the reason why this methodology was implemented. The fact that the youth workers got to try by themselves first will provide them with the necessary experience to develop new activities perfectly in their classrooms. And so on, not only have they learned but also, they now have the tools to create future activities depending on each situation and each student.

This activity will provide help to young European jobseekers in the work life, but also their personal life as well throw self-knowledge. Besides allowing both youth workers and student to be more inclusive in all areas of their lives.

Stay tuned for our upcoming activities! One of which will take place via on-line meeting at 10:00 am CET time on January 10th and another one hosted by de Maltese organization on March 15th. We will update you soon!




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The second event took place in Malta on 15th March 2023

On 15th March, the second training day of the RISE project for youth workers took place in Malta. To continue the participants’ involvement in the project, the same participants who had started the training in Amsterdam were invited to participate, with new participants also being included.
This activity was also realised thanks to the three organisations: UIF, Across Limits and IKigai Institute. Across Limits was the host partner for IUF and IKigai Institute. Each partner involved the seven youth worker participants to work in groups on the issues at hand.

Participants have been involved in various activities. The day was conducted as follows:

The opening activity was an Icebreaker from Amsterdam Event. As most of the participants already knew each other from the previous activity in Amsterdam, it was interesting to be able to talk together about the impact of the first event, as time had passed to reflect on the first session and exchange views.

Immediately afterwards, the participants were divided into two groups to proceed with the ‘Lego gameteamwork to test 21st century skills. The “Lego Game” consisted of building a house where the person reading the instructions had his or her back turned and could not see the work of the others.
It was a great challenge for all our youth workers: it involved their soft skills of time management, communication and planning.

The third activity was group-based but in personal terms because everyone was asked to think about personal well-being in a professional world. Through digital and technological activities, they were able to share with others their skills and needs on the subject of well-being.

Finally, the last activity of the day was a training on 21st century personal skills. The youth workers involved got to know each other during the day through teamwork with similar skills, through the games they played, and through the training they were given in order to be able to transfer the soft skills and use them in their own contexts later on.

Stay tuned for project updates!



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