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Category:Youth Leadership Academy

Youth Exchange

The mobility within the framework of Youth Leadership Academy took place between 16 – 24 January 2019 in Timisoara, situated in the Timis county, in the western part of Romania.

42 youngsters from 5 countries (Romania, Italy, Norway, Croatia and Bulgaria) participated throughout the nine days of workshops based on non-formal education methodologies.

The participants were accommodated in the “Triple F Residence” three-star Youth Hotel, as close as possible to where the workshops were being held.

The activities were carried out in the same building as the Youth Hotel, more specifically inside the Timisoara Youth House.

Throughout the daily activities, the participants got to interact with each other, to learn and share experiences and to discover the local culture .1

 

Youth Exchange

In the next couple of paragraphs, you will be briefly presented with some of the activities carried out throughout the days of the mobility by the participants.
In the first day of the mobility’s activities, the organizers opened the Youth Exchange program with a few words. Participants presented themselves briefly, their sending organizations and the countries from which they came from. After presenting the project, from the perspective of sharing and active involvement of the …


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Testimonial – Josipa Lovrić (Croatia)

Category:Youth Leadership Academy

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.“ – John Quincy Adams

YE „Youth Leadership Academy“ was the project that pushed me forward, giving me tools, ideas, inspirations and new friends through Europe. This experience has helped me better understand all kinds of people from different cultures and backgrounds and it has a great influence on my daily life and work. By expressing our creativity and through non-formal methods group of 42 young people developed leadership competencies and learned how to work together toward common goal. The project gave me a clearer idea of what qualities should have a great leader and how to become one. I firmly believe effective communication is a key to succes and I really loved the presentation we had about public speaking, constructing a speech and debate. This was one wonderful experience and I would love to repeat it again.josipa Lovric


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Testimonial – Rareș Leschian (Romania)

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Youth Leadership Academy was a youth exchange I loved being a part of. The mobility took part in the city of Timișoara, Romania, the biggest city in the Western part of the country. It has a very rich history, being the first city in Europe with electric light, with the oldest beer factory, and a beautiful architecture. It was even more pleasurable to take walks through the city with the other participants in our free time, visiting and having fun. Starting from the activities which were great in approaching the subject of “leadership” to the organizing team who covered all the needs and requests, my thoughts about the project are only positive. I feel like I improved my skills both in English, communicating and working with others in a team. Also, I got a better grasp of the concept of “leadership” because of all the activities we took part in a mainly due to the meetings we had with various leaders of the local community. I made a lot of friends and it was amazing to meet these people and I hope I will participate in other projects similar to this!  rares leschian


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Testimonial – Adriana Guerriero (Italy)

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My second erasmus + project was in Romania, in Timișoara. The project started in mid-January, I started with the Italian association Apice Europa but the project was promoted by the Romanian association CSDT. The name of the project was: Youth Leadership Academy, the type of the project was a youth exchange in a KA1. For me it was a beautiful experience. The presence of many young boys and girls, belonging to different cultures who found themselves in discussions, even if with different ideas, we were able to work in groups bringing everyone their knowledge. There have been many activities: lessons, meetings with industry experts. Surely I prefer non-formal education, I think it is the useful means to make young people understand much more than frontal and formal lessons. Timișoara is a very beautiful city, certainly a bit cold for us Italians. We also had the chance to discover the city. We divided into groups, each group organized its tour. “JOY” was the name of my group, thanks to this activity we got to know each other and we are close friends, we are still messaging and we were organized to meet again. Really interesting was also the time dedicated to …


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Testimonial – Vlăduț Horotan (Romania)

Category:Youth Leadership Academy

Youth leadership academy was a complex project that helped me to improve my communication skills, understand what leadership is and what do I need to be a leader.

CSDT team was very close to the participants and listen to their needs. There is loyalty and respect among the team and they are very well planned, well organized and Timisoara is a nice city to be in for this kind of project. The accommodation was really close to everything we needed.

I met so many fantastic people. I find it very interesting to work with people from other countries and I really enjoyed to find out the cultural differences between us and how different we react to problems, see the problems or solve them. The language barrier pushed us to improve communication skills, trying to explain our ideas being more creative. I didn’t had to time to get bored. We had so many activities to do every day.I am very glad I got to have this experience even if it was only for a short time. I made lifelong friends. It’s an experience of a lifetime that I know I will never forget.It helped me to understand myself better, to work …


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Testimonial – Denichka Stoyanova (Bulgaria)

Category:Youth Leadership Academy

I was given the opportunity to do an Erasmus project in Timisoara, Romania where I spent ten amazing days with the great support and assistance of CSDT.

Thanks to our amazing hosts and our facilitator we learned the fundamentals of what being a real leader means, but the whole experience was about so much more than just learning. I had such a blast getting to know so many people from all different nationalities and I grew so much in confidence and collected unforgettable moments, places and faces.

It was a pleasure to meet and work with all these wonderful people, so if you’re wondering where to do your next project, choose the CSDT team.denichka Stoyanova


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Testimonial – Raluca Ciev (Romania)

Category:Youth Leadership Academy

Testimonial – Raluca Ciev (Romania)

The participation in this project was a good thing for me and for the community and environment I belong to, because all the things I learned from the project, I applied them later in many situations at work, university, etc. Efficient communication with others, team communication and team spirit, the development of innovative ideas along with others and on their own, communication in mother tongue and English were some of the few skills that we have trained and developed within this project. The fact that I met other people from different cultures from different countries with so different characters inspired me most in this project because I was part of an united group and I tied my friends despite the cultural and linguistic differences. The Youth Leadership Academy project was a successful project in my opinion, of which all participants left with a loaded bag of knowledge and skills that may or may not have been previously developed. In conclusion, this project has developed and helped me, but also the environment in which I live, implicitly.raluca ciev


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Day 9 – 24.01.2019 :

Category:Youth Leadership Academy

Day 9:

Ziua 9: ultima zi a proiectului❗️ Finalizarea oricărui proiect se desfășoară pe două planuri. Din perspectiva organizatorică și din perspectiva participanților. Pentru cei din urmă, aceasta a fost ziua de încheiere a proiectului, momentul în care s-a făcut un rezumat al tuturor zilelor de proiect👥, participanții s-au autoevaluat cu privire la implicarea personală și plusvaloarea adusă de fiecare și s-au împărțit impresii finale.🗣
Ca în orice alt proiect, momentul culminant și de maximă satisfacție a fost constituit de ceremonia de acordare a certificatelor YouthPass🗞, instrument de recunoaștere a învățării non-formale și informale care se acordă participanților la finalul fiecărui proiect Erasmus+, drept pentru care emoția participanților ne-au motivat și încărcat cu energie pentru viitoarele proiecte!💯

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Day 9: the last day of the project ❗️ The completion of any project takes place on two levels. From the organizational perspective and the participants’ perspective. For the latter, this was the end of the project, when a summary of all the project days was made👥, the participants self-assessed their personal involvement and value brought into the project, and final impressions were shared.🗣
As with any other project, the culmination and maximum satisfaction were present at the YouthPass certificate awarding ceremony🗞, …


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Day 8 – 23.01.2019 :

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Day 8:

În ziua 8 s-a discutat despre ceva mai mult decât conceptul de leadership.🗣 Ziua 8 a avut în vedere prezentarea activităților de tineret, cu considerație spre ONG-uri și proiectele Erasmus+👩‍🏫, motiv pentru care participanții au învățat modalitatea de scriere a unui proiect incluzând toate aspectele majore și importante în acest demers✏️, punându-și în practică competențele dobândite pe parcursul săptămânii. Unul dintre principalele obiectivele asociației Centrul pentru Strategii de Dezvoltare a Tineretului este de a încuraja tinerii să se implice în astfel de proiecte🗞, drept pentru care o multitudine din proiectele noastre includ scrierea de proiecte în platforma de activități.📓

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On day 8, we talked of something more than the concept of leadership.🗣 Day 8 aimed at presenting youth activities with consideration to NGOs and Erasmus+ projects👩‍🏫, which is why the participants learned how to write a project including all major and important aspects in doing so✏️, putting into practice their acquired skills during the week. One of the main goals of the Center of Strategies for Youth Development is to encourage young people to get involved in such projects🗞, fact for which a multitude of our projects include writing projects in the platform of activities.📓50796897_2075078109251409_1487428796163293184_o


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Day 7 – 22.01.2019 :

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Day 7:

Ziua 7: Centrul pentru Strategii de Dezvoltare a Tineretului💯 este o organizație non-guvernamentală care își desfășoară activitatea prin activități specifice🔍 și folosește ca instrumente încă de la primul proiect educația non-formală și informală📝. Acestea sunt centrate pe procesul de învățare, nu pe cel de predare, astfel că modalitățile de învățare au un mare succes în rândul tinerilor în transmiterea de informații și competențe.👣
Participanții Youth Leadership Academy au luat parte la “Game of Leaders”👑, un ansamblu de jocuri și exerciții prin care au reușit să își exerseze toate competențele și cunoștințele dobândite până acum în situații practice într-un mediu plin de energie, zâmbete și voie bună!😁

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Day 7: The Center of Strategies for Youth Development💯 is a non-governmental organization that operates through specific activities🔍 and has been using non-formal and informal education as tools since the first project📝. These are focused on the learning process, not on the teaching process, so the learning modalities have a great success among young people in communicating information and skills.👣
Youth Leadership Academy participants took part in the “Game of Leaders”👑, a set of games and practical exercises through which they have been able to practice all the skills and …


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