Urban Space (Berlin)
Description: The aim of this training is to innovatively encourage the participants to take a different view of cities that are more creative, sustainable, inclusive and accessible to young people from all walks of life. In doing so, they will be equipped with more knowledge, know-how, methods, and competencies through thematic workshops, specialist lectures, field observation, project visits, development and management of workshops in youth institutions. This should enable them to initiate new, innovative volunteer projects, international youth encounters and educational measures on these topics, to shape and implement them in terms of content and methodology. In addition, the exchange of ideas and experience should be promoted.
Type of Work: No physical work; the participants will visit exemplary initiatives in small groups, film and conduct interviews there; document them in order to gather as much information as possible for the online city maps; in addition: design, media documentation, mapping and modeling of interactive maps, which will be uploaded on the Website .
Study Theme: Environmental sustainability, social inclusion, urban development and intervention, public/private space and project management. Training in dealing with new media:
- Addressing contemporary urban processes and sustainable urban development, identifying opportunities for involvement in child and youth work in this field.
- Project development in youth work/implementation (visit of exemplary projects in Berlin + own development of ideas on this).
- Design of the website for youth welfare workers and youth workers.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a hostel in Kreuzberg district. The group will be self-catering.
Requirements: Interest in the main topics, motivation letter is required.
Approximate Location: Berlin
Notes: Part of the program is also to strengthen the network between participants from Germany, Ukraine and Russia as well as develop actionable proposals and tangible projects on how voluntary organizations can further promote environmental action among young people.