The training course “ImProve – EmPower ” took place in Olsztynek, Poland from 10-16th of November 2014.

This project was for 27 youth workers, volunteers and youth leaders from 9 countries: Portugal, Romania, Greece, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Croatia, Latvia and Poland.

During 7 days long training course participants were trainerd how to use the innovative, new, non-formal education method for professional and personal development named “Equilitri Methodâ„¢. This project’s goal was to develop the capacity of the promoting organisations to motivate and improve their volunteers through Personal and Professional Development.

The project helped the promoters by providing their youth workers with advanced HR tools for professional and personal development and key competencies in four major areas: time management skills, leadership and followship skills, planning and organizing, organisational communication skills.

The methods applied during the training were based on non formal approach: debates, simulation games, role play, small group work, working in pairs, finding parallel between theory and practice, presentations, associations.

All activities and working methods were learned – centered, according to participants needs. There were as well new partnerships established in order to create new projects within Erasmus + Programme connected to the participant’s interests.

During the training participants were spending free time together hanging around by the fire, cultural evenings and karaoke nights.

Treiners were Teolin Codreau from Romania and Joanna Rybacka-Barisic from Poland.