At the begging of January we had our last Transnational Meeting in Murcia, Spain. We dedicated this time to share our learnings and the growth of our own organisations during the process. We summed up personal and collective journeys during the project and reflected on the management effectiveness, the dissemination and support provided.
The whole YfY project was described as:
"The opportunity to master our game design skills by the knowledge and research time that the project provided. Now we are proud to say that we are game developers and our identity and work scope has completely been transformed by this project, providing us with a niche and a vision for the future of our educational projects."
"Project has positive impact for promoting sustainability, encouraging the development of innovative research method. Meeting other cultures, working together in person."
"The model of coordination of the leading organization was objectively remarkable, there was constant work to ensure the best out of every reality, situation and partner was really inspiring."
"Very inspiring process considering the freedom of implementation that allows adaptation to the different local contexts."
"Game Design Process involving social causes - very practical, solution-oriented. Use of board games as a tool for promoting sustainable development, its action-research methodology, and its collaborative approach involving multiple stakeholders."
"Youth-led approach, giving young people a voice in decision-making and encouraging them to take ownership of the project's initiatives."
CONNECTED TO YOUTH
"Organizations got more closely connected with youth and local communities. Youth were thrilled with the idea of getting to the other side, becoming game architects. Most of them had never been abroad. Overall, they got greatly inspired and experienced working in teams to try to resolve social issues. Some even started to pursue careers in the field of Game Development. There is a sense of belonging and shared responsibility developed for sustainable development."
"We are planning to promote our game at congresses and conferences about educational transformation and bonding the process even more with local challenges."
"We will create an educators group in order to ensure that the outputs reach the classrooms."
"We are interested to work with the method and in general with the programme. Deliver sessions on recreating the pilot process and working with youth using games."
"GDP was established as one of project methods during social project workshops and will be continued. Game Workshop established in the school will still roll."
We hope you have been enjoying this journey so far…. the time has come to present you the next issue of our ESC Mentorship Booklet that has two explorational paths that you could choose from:
The Group Path focuses on team construction:
The Project Path focuses on exploring the challenge:
At the cross-road you are free to choose in which order you take these paths, but overall both will be important as answering them will help you to build the backbone of your application. First, but major steps of a meaningful journey…. do not be late, be among the first ones to reach:))
Good luck and stay tuned for the closing!
following up on our former post sharing about the European Solidarity Corps, we would like to invite you for a challenge and kindly remind you that there is only one month left to submit local Solidarity Projects.
From now on every Monday, we will post a supporting booklet that can help you through this journey either as a young participant with an idea or as a mentor supporting a youth group. And the process will go as the following:
-> Exploring Solidarity Activities - Booklet I.
-> Understanding the Problem Better - Booklet II.
-> Getting the Team Together - Booklet III.
And last, but not least the series will close with some advises that will allow you not only to ideate, but realise an actual application that can be submitted for funding. All you need is devotion, curiosity and four more travel mates aged 18-30. If you are ready let us get started with the first booklet that was built around exploring your motivation and gaining some inspiration for working with the programme ;)
For further support please reach out our local partners listed in the guide and introduced on our webpage.
Backpack, itinerary, passport and you! See you next Monday:)
Let us start 2023 with Serious Gaming - try out our games developed throughout out the local game development pilots!
The games were developed by young participants supported by the 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 consortium, under a Strategic Partnership funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. Each game addresses either a local or global challange via a youthfull perspective and can be linked to one of the 17 UN Sustainable Developement Goals aka. SDGs.
Active Citizenship, Entrepreneurship and Soft Skills were our lead development pillars, as the impact reaches also beyond the games and can live further in local youth/ community initiatives and Solidarity Projects.
Light a candle for no hunger, trick your mates on an Italian bus ride or experience how pink it is to be a girl!
Try out our games and share your opinion with us!