Friday, May 20, 2011

"Should I stay or should I go"

     Life in the countryside is dying little by little. Cities way of life is offered as the cool way of standing meaning to the conurbation phenomena. Fewer youngsters want to stay at the little villages for good. The declining “critical mass” (not enough people to) leads to a decreasing investment on resources and services, no matter their inhabitants need more attention regards those from the metropolitan areas ( elder people, women, youth )

      Peer education can help out to reverse that trend. And not only for the youngsters themselves but for the whole countryside inhabitants, Recovering mutual aid practices and fostering intergenerational projects could mean a suitable way out. 

       “Should I stay or should I go” is an experiential 7 days (including travelling days) seminar. Main aims are to share initiatives and to reflect about peer education focusing in rural youth.

  • Exchange of experiences. knowledge, skills and attitudes around peer education methods focusing in rural youth
  • Enhancement of knowledge on non-formal learning and YiA To promote volunteering values as to strengthen rural areas social life
  • To explore intergenerational projects as a way of mutual aid method 
  • Developing tools, activities and strategies for improvement of youth work on local level focused on rural development issues
  • Building a permanent Rural-Peers European Network  

Name: Should I stay or should I go. Seminar on peer education for rural development.
Dates: 23 to 29th may 2011
Place: The venue will be in Zaragoza. The seminar in Villanua (Aragon-Pyrenees)
Number of Participants: 32 total (number of participants per country will depend on      final number of partners)        

Age of Participants: +18
Profile of participants:
  • Youth workers, youth leaders, project managers working with rural youth
  • Youth from rural areas involved in social projects
  • Rural development workers involved in LEADER projects or cross-borders projects (INTERREG IV)

  • Building group activities 
  • Peer education in rural areas. 
  • The role of the rural youth on rural development 
  • The role of the rural youth worker 
  • Get to know the “Rural Youngsters Dinamizers” project trough a visit at the Evaluation Meeting Days 
  • Peer Education Bazaar 
  • Rural Youth Projects Funding opportunities 

     According the principles of non-formal learning. Theoretical topics, relevant materials and the use of other resources (such as experts) shall foster a deeper understanding.

1 comment:

  1. There we go!!! I wish the week is starting give us a chance to share experiences and knowledege.