As we are moving forward, we are excited to share some of the upcoming initiatives and events that you can look forward to incoming months so stay connected with us!
1) ESC - youth-led local activities
The LiveGames Solidarity Project aims to run board game events that bring people together, entertain and also teach them. Overall, we would like to provide opportunities for community activities and develop participants with playing focusing our events around crucial skills such as the 4C (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication) while enjoying a cup of Chines tea and bonding better together.
With EcoRadio our aim is to create a channel that connects our advertising studios with ecological practices and lifestyles, to promote critical awareness, sustainable habits and environmental regeneration in the process. A transmedia radio where we can participate and unite visions with which we can learn to take better care of nature and build communities of care around it.
2) TC - games for change training series
SDGames will be a 6-days TC taking place in Alicante from the 8th to the 13th of January 2024. It will involve 24 participants from 6 European countries (Spain, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Bulgaria and Portugal). SDGames was specifically built to focus on the design process of serious games, which are at the intersection of learning, games, and simulation. They not only have a social dimension, but also boost active citizenship via problem based-learning, while impacting player attitudes and behaviors as learning through play supports overall healthy development, and acquisition of both content and learning-to-learn skills. Corresponding the above our TC has a dual goal allowing its participants to explore the possible applications of games in the field of civic education and to get familiar with GDP as a development tool for engaging with SDGs in order to be able to contribute to the development of know-how for thoughtful, human-centered and creative gamification solutions and eco-social actions.
"Empowering Action: Exploring the Transformative Power of LARP for Activism and Participation” is intended to be a 6-days training course, which will take place in Alicante, from the 24th to the 30th of November 2023. It will involve 24 participants and 2 trainers, plus local support personnel coming from 6 different European countries (Spain, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Slovenia and Germany). The main aim of the project is to provide a platform for youth workers to develop their knowledge and skills in using LARP as a tool for youth empowerment and activism. The project aims to equip youth workers with the tools and techniques necessary to engage young people in activities that promote their participation in social and political decision-making, foster their personal and social development, and empower them to become active agents of social change.
3) KA2 - Strategic Cooperations
The GreenLab Strategic Cooperations aims the development of green competences through innovative learning opportunities taking into account both rural and urban regions. The green transition is a wicked challenge which requires transversal skills to navigate. Therefore, we address complex such skills needed to deal with wicked problems by the means of transformative education. We map, act, assess and connect to go beyond ‘sustainable’ towards regenerative competences in order to move from crisis to action and lifelong learning in a multidisciplinary team and empowered active learners!
This KA2 collaboration aims to further develop Mapa (cgeomap.eu\mekiplay), which is a GPS webapp that aims to increase citizen participation as well as local community creation around the need of taking better care of our closest natural environments. To do so, Mapa wants to help re-establishing a relationship between nature and humans by creating a virtual common space to give visibility to degraded environments, to share knowledge about plants, stories about the land, games to regenerate our senses, to give visibility to local sustainable business and local inclusive collectives. From this virtual space, we step into reality and walk together toward nature with curious and caring eyes.
Dear travel companions,
Ending of YfY doesn’t mean that we are finishing our non-formal educational quests. If you got interested in YfY project and would like to spread a word about power of GBL we have presentation for you!
Our project was created by 6 organisations, but what we have achieved wouldn’t be possible without our associates! Special thanks to those less visible backseat gamers for their ongoing support on each step of our adventure.