Author Archives: Anca Vieriu

Erasmus+ KA1 – Gadget Addiction in Teenage

ARVIS is the coordinator of an Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility for youth workers, Gadget Addiction in Teeanage. The project has the reference number 2016-2-RO01-KA105-025019, it is financed by the European Commission and will be developed between September 2016 and March 2017.

ARVIS partners are: Neformalni skupina mladeze Tereza (Czech Republic), Srednja skola Biograd na Moru (Croatia), Green Spirit (Greece), Europeansaway (Italy), ASOCIACIJA APKABINK EUROPA (Lithuania), Center for education and development (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Fundacja na rzecz integracji zawodowej, spolecznej oraz rozwoju przedsiebiorczosci VIA (Poland), Colegiul National “Petru Rares” Suceava (Romania), Asociatia EXCELPIOR a parintilor elevilor Colegiului National Petru Rares Suceava (Romania), Asociatia GEYC (Romania), SYTEV (Slovakia), KAEB-NAI KULTUR ARTEKO EKINTZA BERRIA NUEVA ACCION INTERCULTURAL (Spain) and European Learning Network Ltd (United Kingdom).

The main activity of the project consisted in a training course run by Anca Vieriu, ARVIS president, Raluca Badelita, psychologist, and Gabriela Daniela Adam, IT specialist,  between 19 and 27 November 2016.

The course offered the participants the possibility to get a deeper knowledge upon the teenagers’ gadget addiction, to create an original strategy of working with adolescents so as to minimize the risk factors, to test this strategy consisting in benefic alternatives to the addictive attitudes/ behaviors.

The methods are specific to non-formal education: workshops, open space, simulations, Walt Disney, learning cafe etc.

We expect that this project will have a significant impact upon addiction prevention and upon the way addicted teenagers are treated by their colleagues, families, teachers and the whole community.

Erasmus+ KA1 for Youth Workers – Multisensory Learning and Occupational Path

ARVIS is the coordinator of an Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility for youth workers „Multisensory Learning and Occupational Path” applied for on the 2nd of February 2016 round and approved by the Romanian National Agency. The project has the reference number 2016-1-RO01-KA105-024218. It is financed by European Commission and will be developed between August 2016 and January 2016.

ARVIS partners are organizations from 14 countries, Programme Countries as well as Partner Countries: UNIque Junior Enterprise (Albania), Modern Youth Public Union (Azerbaijan), The Starry Start of Talents Foundation (Bulgaria), Georgian Youth Development Association (Georgia), Youth Center of Epirus (Greece), Associazione Eurobox (Italy), Unique projects (Lithuania), Youth of Europe (Poland), Associação Portuguesa de Educação Ambiental (Portugal), Colegiul National “Petru Rares” Suceava (Romania), Liceul „Moldova” (Romania), SYTEV (Slovakia), L’Association Euro-Méditerranéenne des Echanges, Volontariats, Evènements (Tunis), ULUDAG Universitesi (Turkey) and European Learning Network Ltd (United Kingdom).

The main activity of the project consists in a training course coordinated by Anca Vieriu, ARVIS President, which was developed between the 10th and the 20th of October 2016.

The course offers the participants the possibility to get a deeper knowledge upon multisensory learning strategies and use this knowledge for supporting the youths in choosing the best career.

The methods are those specific to non-formal education: workshops, open space, simulations etc.

We expect this project to have a great impact upon the participants’ organizations and their whole local community.

Erasmus+ BiTriMulti (BTM) – Curs multilateral pentru schimburi de tineri

The president of ARVIS, Anca Vieriu, has attended the training course “BiTriMulti Gives You(th) Wings!” in Braga, Portugal, between 9 and 13 May 2016. It was an international training course BiTriMulti (BTM) financed by the European Union on how to tackle all of the basic elements of organizing an international Youth Exchange under the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission. The participants came from 17 countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. The two excellent trainers were from Portugal (Jo Claeys) and Lithuania (Nerijus Kriauciunas).  

The training course was designed for voluntary and professional youth workers working directly with youngsters who are interested in setting up international exchange projects. It was a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise.

The objectives were:

  • To provide an informed introduction to Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme, focusing on Youth Exchanges and their capacity to enhance young people’s active engagement in the making of Europe (though not exclusively) for newcomers to the programme;
  • To offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process on setting up a Youth Exchange project;
  • To develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to organize a youth exchange, based on the non-formal learning practice, principles, and quality standards of Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme;
  • To enable participants to reflect on their learning and to familiarize themselves with Youthpass – its technical tool to produce Youthpass Certificates, and its application in youth exchanges;
  • To offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries.

The course also offered the participants to meet the beauty of Porto and Braga and it gave us the feeling of joining a European family.

Meeting Porto

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…  and arriving to the Youth Center in Braga

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International Evening

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Visiting Braga

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And back to the course

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The last day, Braga again

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Leaving with the memory of the lovely European group

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Erasmus+ KA1 Reset Adolescence for Succes!

ARVIS is the coordinator of an Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility for youth workers Reset Adolescence for Success! applied for on the 30 April round and approved by the Romanian National Agency. The project has the reference number2015-2-RO01-KA105-015489. It is financed by European Commission and will be developed between September 2015 and January 2016.

ARVIS partners are: Kracanie po vode/Walking on Water (Slovakia), Grupo de Jovens Novo Mundo (Portugal), Fundacja na rzecz integracji zawodowej, spolecznej oraz rozwoju przedsiebiorczosci VIA (Poland), European Learning Network Ltd (United Kingdom), Center for education and development (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Asociatia EXCELPIOR a parintilor elevilor Colegiului National Petru Rares Suceava (Romania), RAPLECTION (Croatia), Neformalni skupina mladeze Tereza (Czech Republic) and “Petru Rares” National Colledge (Romania).

The main activity of the project consisted in a training course run by Anca Vieriu, ARVIS President and Miruna Maxim, psychologist, between 4 and 10 October 2015.

The course offered the participants the possibility to get a deeper knowledge upon adolescence and its risk factors, to create an original strategy of working with adolescents so as to minimize the risk factors, to test this strategy consisting in benefic alternatives to the risk attitudes/ behaviors.

The methods were those specific to non-formal education: workshops, open space, simulations etc.

We expect that this project will have a great impact upon the way teenagers are treated by their colleagues, families, teachers and the whole community.

 

 

“Aripi spre educatie” project – “Educatia da viata” association

 

A young volunteer of ARVIS, Lucia Ignatescu, was invited by the association “Educatia da viata” to join the project “Aripi spre educatie”, between 17-30 August 2015.

The project aim was to fight against school failure and school dropout.

The participants met the students of the school in Scanteia village. They shared opinions and activities, played games and understood the meaning and the importance of being a student.

The 18 volunteers also spent several days at the seaside at Costinesti.

We thank “Educatia de viata” association for this challenging and impressing experience.

 

 

 

 

 

“Visual Learning Tools in Youth Work”, Erasmus+ KA1 for Youth Workers, Poland

ARVIS was a partner in the project “Visual Learning Tools in Youth Work” (2014-3-PL01-KA105-013292). Other European partner countries were Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Spain and United Kingdom.

Four ARVIS volunteers, Laurica Ciurari, Ancuta Norocel, Marina Bianca Munteanu and Aicha Svetlana Daneliuc, attended a training course in the context of this project coordinated by Fundacja Autokreacja, Warsaw, Poland. The activity took place from the 23rd of March to the 30 of March 2015, in Warsaw.

This project empowered the participating youth workers and youth leaders to more efficiently and extensively use the video/ photography tools in their everyday work, both for improving the educational process at the events themselves and also for taking the material developed and results achieved further to wider communities.

Created with flickr slideshow.

“Animate the future”, Erasmus+ KA1 for Youth Workers, Poland

Three ARVIS volunteers, Marius Cazacu, Daniela Bejinariu and Emilian Ceredeev, attended a training course in the context of the project “Animate your future” (2014-3-PL01-KA105-013570). The partner countries were Estonia, Macedonia, Romania, Czech Republic, Portugal and Poland. The coordinator was Fundacja POCIECHA, Poland. The training was run from the 25th of February to the 3rd of March 2015, in the resort Polubie in Złocieniec (Poland).
The aim of the project was to familiarize the participants with the issues of animation, social animation and “play education” in youth work. Within the project the trainers thought the learners how to use animation and play to activate the community, particularly young people, to teach entrepreneurship and a healthy lifestyle.
As part of the training, participants tested the practical aspects of animation and acquired specific skills and tools for working with youth. The youth workers also developed their professional, social and personal skills.
As the result of the training scenarios of animation programs tailored to the needs of specific groups of youth were designed.

Communication skills for a better personal development

Communication skills are a certain key to success at school or in other environments. This is why we planned a course which will give the participants knowledge and practical skills in connection to the so complex communication process.

Objectives:
The participants will be able:
To get a deeper knowledge upon the communication process (interpersonal communication, tools for effective communication, negotiation skills etc.)
To discover original strategies of communication
To test these strategies for a better personal development

Venue: Vatra-Moldovitei, Bukovina county; an extraordinary beautiful and picturesque region, which will give you the feeling of perfect body and soul relaxation; 3*** pension, 2 persons in a room

Date: 7 – 11 September 2015; 2-6 November 2015

Target group: teachers, councilors, trainers, other interested persons

Programme (40 hours):
Lectures and seminars in connection to the communication process
Workshops on interpersonal communication, tools for effective communication, negotiation skills etc.
Intercultural evening
Trips to historical objectives (UNESCO heritage)

Financial conditions:
The course fee – according to Erasmus+ programme (350 E, 70E/ day)
Accomodation, all meals, trips: 300 E
All expenses are covered by the Erasmus+ grant.

*** For groups larger than 6 teachers/ adults, we can reshape the course, for a perfect match to your KA1 projects.

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Let’s learn outdoors!

In a world that locks us more and more often between walls, we need to reconnect to nature. We should also understand that we don’t need bricks around us during the learning process. Once man is in the heart of the nature, he becomes more curious and his mind and soul become more able to absorb knowledge.

Main goal: To help teachers/ trainers to find ways to reconnect themselves and their students/ trainees to the natural environment

Objectives:
To discover unconventional outdoors places for learning
To understand the availability of nature to offer us knowledge
To use outdoors education existing strategies and create & apply new ones

Venue: Bukovina county; an extraordinary beautiful and picturesque region, which will give you the feeling of perfect body and soul relaxation; 3*** pension, 2 persons in the room

Date: 23 – 29 August 2015; 19-23 October 2015; 31 January – 6 February 2016

Target group: teachers, trainers, other interested persons

Programme:
Lectures and seminars in connection to Outdoors Environmental Education
Workshops: Learning outdoors, learning better!
Intercultural evening
Trips: to the forest, to historical objectives (UNESCO heritage)

Financial conditions:
The course fee – according to Erasmus+ programme (350 E, 70E/ day)
Accomodation, meals, trips: 300 E
All expenses are covered by the Erasmus+ grant.

*** For groups larger than 6 teachers/ adults, we can reshape the course, for a perfect match to your KA1 projects.

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Time management in media environment

Teachers always complain that students spend too much time in a media (especially social media) environment (e.g. Facebook). But it is in their power to educate them and offer them time management skills.

Objectives:
The participants will be able:
To develop their students’ self-knowledge
To help students understand the value of time
To help students prioritize their problems
To discover strategies of time management when using media and to apply them
To explore benefic alternatives to media

Venue: Bukovina county; an extraordinary beautiful and picturesque region, which will give you the feeling of perfect body and soul relaxation; 3*** pension, 2 persons in the room

Date: 31 August – 4 September 2015; 26-30 October 2015

Target group: teachers, trainers, other interested persons

Programme:
Lectures and seminars in connection to media and especially social media issues
Lectures and seminars in connection to time management
Workshops: Let’s not waste time!
Intercultural evening
Trips to historical objectives (UNESCO heritage)

Financial conditions:
The course fee – according to Erasmus+ programme (350 E, 70E/ day)
Accomodation, meals, trips: 300 E
All expenses are covered by the Erasmus+ grant.

*** For groups larger than 6 teachers/ adults, we can reshape the course, for a perfect match to your KA1 projects.

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