Capacity Building for youth in ACP countries, Latin America and Asia
"EurAsian Social ActiveNation" (EUASAN)
EurAsian Social ActiveNation (EUASAN) aims to foster trans-continental cooperation in community development (CD) between countries and organizations of Europe (Greece, Spain, Hungary) and Asia (India, Nepal, Vietnam).
The main aim is to enhance the quality of youth work’s impact on local communities in a measurable way in order to fight discrimination, exclusion, poverty and unemployment by using non formal education, sport and physical activity as a tool.
We have chosen Education through Sport (ETS) methods as the combination of sport and learning provides and excellent opportunity to learn through activities that are enjoyable, highly emotional and based on active participation and involvement. It’s a natural way a learning that even brings people close to eachother. It’s full of fun and passion and with right planning and methodology it results in powerful learning outcomes for youth workers and leaders.
In EUASAN we intend to use the educational aspect of sport from pedagogical prospective to foster non formal learning practice and in it’s context provoke a positive social change. It’s part of the life-long learning process that aims to improve knowledge, attitude and skills of participants while fostering active citizenship and social transformation in the communities it may be applied in.
During the project we train youth workers to become trainers in the field of Education through Sport and teach them how to apply it's methods in their various work area with communities (be it rural, marginalized, with fewer opportunities etc.). An etoolkit prepared by the participants will ensure dissemination and offer the possibility for other organizations to use it for their benefit even if they have no experience in ETS field.
As an outcome, EUASAN project will establish EurAsian transnational long term cooperation and build up a network between Europe and Asia. This network will enhance intercultural learning, knowledge transfer, mobility and youth empowerment that will collect and disseminate information to other organizations interested in youth work field/education and cultural cooperation possibilities between these two regions.
Activities implemented during the project:
Kick off Meeting (GREECE, AENAO)
Training Course I (INDIA, DISHA ) “Development & leadership for community development”.
Training Course II (SPAIN, ACD LA HOYA) “Education through sport tools/methods for community Local Activities – Implementation round at home organizations after acquired knowledge on the 2 TC-sEvaluation meeting (VIETNAM, SJ Vietnam)