Youth workers of our organization attended a study visit ,, Networking for Future” in Finland during 14-19 of October.
The visit was hosted by the ,,Youth Centre Villa Elba” in Kokkola.
There were 27 youth workers who represented their 6 countries : Finland, Georgia, Ukraine, Albania, Armenia and Russia.
During the study visit participants gained new knowledge, new skills and visited volunteering organizations in Finnish area. They explored international clubs and organisations.
The purpose of the study visit was to invite youth workers from outside European Union to be acquainted with Finnish youth work and international youth work. The aim was also to strengthen the role of organizations in the field of intercultural learning in youth exchanges, volunteer service and other international projects, find what Finnish people mean by high quality international youth work.
Participants shared good practices and all the useful experiences.
We appreciate the fact that our youth workers became more tolerant and learnt working with youth with different perspectives. They got new ideas and working methods for our international youth work.
Reliable and productive partnerships will be hugely beneficial for our organization, for now our organization has a great motivation to work together with other organisations so that we will be able to build more cooperation, create common core values and provide a good foundation for future projects.