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(OPEN) Training Course: ​Gamification for Environmental Sustainability - Vienna, Austria (25 - 30 August 2024)

This call is for applications for 3 participants (residents and citizens) from Austria between 18 and 30 years old for a fully-funded Training Course in Vienna, Austria from Sunday 25 August to Friday 30 August 2024.


A Training Course is a project where youth come together for several days to develop their competences (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) on a certain topic. The daily programme of the course is based on learning objectives and facilitated by experienced trainers. The training courses promote the initiative and creativity of participants and have a direct impact on their future personal and professional development and engagement in society.


SUMMARY:

This call is particularly for the Training Course "​Gamification for Environmental Sustainability" that will be implemented in Vienna, Austria from Sunday 25 August to Friday 30 August 202. This training brings together 30 youth workers, trainers, educators, group leaders, mentors, and managers from Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The main aim is to empower the participants with an innovative methodology/learning approach which is gamification and game-based learning, especially Board Games, in the field of youth work and sustainability education. This stimulating and innovative approach would enable the exploration of the engagement strategies and mechanisms inherent in the dynamics of board games, and the potential to infuse them with significant educational purposes through purposeful play. Through the process of the program, we will co-develop five new games around the topics of sustainability and the environment. By doing so, these games can become powerful tools for increasing awareness, building a sense of initiative, driving solidarity, and doing activities for the environment & and sustainability.


OBJECTIVES:

  • Exploring board games as an inclusive, stimulating, and engaging method in youth work, focusing on its multiple benefits including socialisation, learning, and fun and its power in shaping young people's learning, social engagement and personal growth.

  • Enhancing participants’ transversal competencies necessary for working with young people and their role in tackling youth issues such as climate anxiety and the reluctance to climate action.

  • Equipping youth workers with the knowledge and skills necessary for designing and implementing board games with educational purposes, especially on the environment & sustainability.

  • Designing and testing a collection of educational board games intended for use in youth work.

  • Establishing a digital library of printable board games, as a resource for youth organizations and youth workers to enhance their future youth activities while simultaneously engaging them in an activity they enjoy.

PRACTICALITIES:

  1. If you are between 20 and 30 years old and live in Austria and would like to participate in this training course, please consult the training page and read all details.

  2. Then send us an email with a brief introduction about yourself and your motivation for participation in this training to emotic.org@gmail.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE;

  3.  Once accepted, you will sign the participation agreement, and fill in the application form;

  4. Then you prepare with the other participants from Austria,

  5. All meals during the training are covered. The training will take place at the Jugendgästehaus Brigittenau in the 20th district.

  6. After the training, you will collaborate with other participants from Austria to organize the follow-up games event using the new games that we will develop during the training.

Role of EMOTiC in this project: Partner and Co-beneficiary.


The project is funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Commission.

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