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IGNITE "Inspiring Growth, Novelty, and Innovative", PDA, Porto, Portugal/17-24 of November 2023

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

Project Name: KA153YOU: IGNITE Inspiring Growth, Novelty, and Innovative Thinking for Empowered Youth

Activity: KA153 YOU - Mobility of Youth Workers in Portugal for 3 Youth Workers, educators, teachers, ….. from our organisation and participants from Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Romania, Italy, Ukraine, Bulgaria.

Accomodation: MEU Hotel, Porto Gandra, Paredes, Porto, Portugal, participants will stay in rooms 2/3/4 persons.

Dates of the Activity: 17/11/2023 - 24/11/2023 including travel days

Participants: 3 youth workers / educators/ teachers / ……. from 7 countries.

Total of 21 participants

Travelling food and accommodation all are paid from the program

3 Youthworkers /Teachers /Trainers will be selected from our organisation.

For the participants’ selection the following criteria will be taken into consideration:


• Youth Workers, Leaders, teachers, Educators people that are working with youth

• Motivated, active member of society;

• Willing to participate actively and share knowledge,

• Experience and positive energy;

• Experienced or interested in working with Erasmus+ program

Project Description

The IGNITE project is an international PDA developed under the Erasmus program, intending to strengthen the skills and knowledge of youth workers in the field of creativity and innovation.

During the course, participants will have the opportunity to explore the concept of creativity and innovation, understanding its relevance in working with young people and its implications for personal and social development. Theories and models of creativity will be discussed, as well as case studies that demonstrate their practical application in different contexts.

Participants will be engaged in interactive and hands-on activities aimed at developing creative skills and learning techniques to stimulate innovation. Approaches such as divergent thinking, design thinking, gamification, and storytelling, among others, which can be applied in projects and activities with young people, will be explored.

Additionally, the course will provide a collaborative learning environment, bringing together youth workers from various countries. Moments of sharing experiences, discussions, and joint reflections will be promoted, allowing participants to expand their network of contacts and enhance their professional practice through knowledge exchange.

By the end of the course, youth workers will be better prepared to apply creative and innovative approaches in their daily work. They will be able to engage young people more effectively, stimulate their active participation, encourage critical thinking, and promote the development of innovative solutions to social and personal challenges.

IGNITE is a unique opportunity for professionals in the field to broaden their horizons, acquire new tools, and become agents of change in their communities, driving creativity and innovation as drivers of development and social transformation.

During the Professional Development Activities you will be challenged to:

· Embrace Creativity: Step out of your comfort zone, think outside the box, and explore innovative ideas and approaches.

· Foster Innovation: Develop innovative solutions to challenges faced by young people, both at individual and societal levels.

· Apply Practical Skills: Acquire practical tools, techniques, and methodologies to foster creativity and innovation in your work with young people.

· Engage Young People: stimulate young people’s critical thinking, and empower them to contribute their creative ideas.

·Collaborate and Share Knowledge: Collaborate with participants from different countries, exchanging experiences and best practices, enriching your professional practice, and expanding your network.

· Implement Creative Projects: Design and implement projects and activities that foster creativity and innovation among young people, addressing social and personal challenges.

· Promote Sustainable Impact: Consider the long-term impact of your creative and innovative initiatives, promoting sustainable positive change in the lives of young people.

These challenges are designed to motivate you to actively participate, learn, and apply creative and innovative approaches in your work with youth after the training course.

The project aims to develop participants' creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, cross-cultural competence, and networking skills.

Application of participation in our program in this link:

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