YOUNG COMMUNITY ORGANISERS
Nowadays only the minority of young people are members of youth organisations who claim
to be the key speakers of all European youths. Only a minority has knowledge and skills to
help people solve some of the many problems that our society is struggling with. However
this situation can be changed for the better.
During the first step of KA2 project “YOUNG COMMUNITY ORGANISERS” 24 young people
from Italy, Romania, Spain, Bulgaria and Turkey gathered together to gain knowledge about
Alinsky’s theory. It claims that a community organiser should be a community's outsider with
an external view, help build the community and slowly step out handing over the process to
the community, and such a role fits perfectly to a youth worker. Community Organising
means tacking communities which are subject to injustice and organise them to identify
among themselves the resources to accomplish justice and fairness, in other words
Community here is a synonym to solidarity.
Together with the help of the trainers Lorenzo Nava, Urania Rapti and Tiziano Tomassini
participants discovered how to act as community leaders, organisers, provide innovative
leadership and organisational competencies. They learnt the tools and theories that would
allow them to act locally as community organisers and then empower the target group
subsequently to act independently and also empower next communities to do the same. The
programme also presented participants an opportunity to understand how to set goals, follow
through and self-motivation, elicit virtues and potentials into a client, use a coaching
linguistics, delivering open and powerful questions and active listening. As an outcome of the
project, participants were provided with community organizers competences and equipped to
act in order to identify local leaders and empower their leadership motivation and
Together with gaining essential knowledge about community organising, participants had an
opportunity to get to know more about each other's countries, traditions and even to
demonstrate how to cook some traditional dishes of their countries. Moreover, they could
enjoy the beautiful “Castelletto Sopra Ticino '', location of the training course that is
surrounded by amazing Italian landscapes.
Starting on 2022-09-20 and ending on 2022-09-29.
From 08:00 to 08:00.
Action published by:Globers