RU-MATES

Maieutic Tools for youth social Engagement in rural areas

The project

RU-MATES
Maieutic Tools for youth social Engagement in rural areas

Project Number

Date

01/01/2023 – 31/12/2023

Funding institution

Erasmus+, KA1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals – Mobility of youth workers

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marta.galvano@danilodolci.org

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    European policies recommend paying particular attention to young people living in rural areas when designing social inclusion measures.

    RU-MATES training course intends to respond to the needs of the young population and youth workers living in rural areas as currently in EU countries access to youth work services for youth in rural areas, support of local networks to develop their businesses, awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship for sustainable local development and access to information to start their own entrepreneurial path, are very limited.

    The RU-MATES training course aims to increase the professional and personal skills of youth workers and project leaders in the field of social planning and reintegration of young people in rural areas.

    The main objective is to provide them with methods and tools that enable the creation of social projects in rural areas in order to re-involve unemployed and in need for upskilling youth and promote effective participation and social inclusion of young people living in of educational disadvantage (NEETS and ESLs).

    Activities

    RU-MATES is an 8-day training course that will take place in Palermo and will involve 36 youth workers from Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Iceland, Poland, Macedonia, Slovakia and Portugal. All the activities will aim to improve the skills of youth workers through the use of non-formal methodologies such as the Reciprocal Maieutic Approach, Emotion Management and the use of digital tools. Youth operators will experiment with practical tools, methods and strategies to be used directly with youngsters who live in rural areas such as self-promotion tools in the labour market, in social planning, in conducting awareness campaigns, which will enrich skills and effectiveness in their daily work.

    Results

    • Increased level of professional and personal skills of youth leaders in social planning and reintegration of young people in rural areas.
    • Improvement of skills and competences of youth workers to reach out to rural areas and to create a more cohesive community.
    • Acquired new skills and methodologies, such as the Reciprocal Maieutic Approach, Emotion Management and Social Planning, to understand and address the real needs of the young population living in conditions of geographical and/or educational disadvantage.
    • Increased communicative and digital skills of youth workers to interact with geographically disadvantaged young people and marginalized groups and encourage their active participation in rural areas.
    • Improved quality of youth work, strengthening cooperation between organizations in the youth field and raising awareness of EU funding opportunities.
    • Sharing of good practices, Erasmus+ opportunities between national and international realities and creation of a network between European organizations and operators.

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