‘Out of the Box’ was a 6-day training course which took place in Sliema (Malta) from the 31st of august will the 6th of September 2015. The training course focused on creating and developing new projects within Erasmus+ whilst learning best practices on how to maintain a project and give it life. The training course aimed to develop youths towards good and honest citizens and this project ensures a positive impact and participation of the youths towards the community. In total 24 young people from 11 European countries took part in the training course.
‘Out of the Box’ aimed to train youths and engineer their project planning within their youth work organisations in social entrepreneurship and project maintenance in their working culture. The training course used a variety of workshops and other non formal methods to see the way of how an idea can be driven to become a successful project. Throughout the programme the participants developed new innovative ideas towards their current or prospective projects. Given the wide range of participant countries, a vast EU perspective can be injected to gain best practices from the youths. The trainers which will be delivering the training course are experienced and will be a vital asset to the training course.
Given the vast projects that are carried out yearly from both partners organisations and DBYN, participants could intake a lot from all parties involved. This catered for the vast mix of culture, ideas and experiences which finally summed up to prospective plans or projects. The focus was not to generate only local projects but also international projects where the participants themselves can together start forming the basis of international projects.
The direct impact of the training course is the increase in capacity and skills of the youth workers and project partners to develop qualitative educational projects for youth, which better meet the needs of their target groups. The long-term impact expected for the partnership will be an increased number of project applications under Erasmus+.
The project was co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme, organised by our Maltese member organisation SPYS in collaboration with DBYN's international secretariat and Pool of trainers.
Out of the Box
The training programme was based on the trainer's manual we developed for the Youth Hatch ! training course. For more information on the programme please check-out the Youth Hatch!-page on this website for more information. The outcomes of the training course is a set of project applications. They can be consulted online on the dedicated project website: http://step2-outofthebox.weebly.com/outcomes.html
Salesian Youth Centre Sliema
21 Karm Galea Street
The recently refurbished Salesian residence in Sliema is situated next to the Salesian Oratory a few meters away from the sea. In June 2012 the residence has been turned into a "youth hostel" for young people attending live-ins or seminars. Up to 24 participants can be accommodated in three large rooms with bung-beds whilst 3 leaders are accommodated in a double & single room. Within the same building, there are two meeting rooms, dining room and kitchenette, the Albert Bugeja Hall which can be used for activities requiring more space as well as the playground.