• A Unique Training Opportunity for Youth Workers and Teachers from Austria
  • Dates: 24. – 28. May 2024 (24 and 28 are travel days)
  • Possibility to stay up to 2 extra days longer (during extra days accommodation and food is not covered)

Are you a dedicated youth worker or teacher looking to enhance your skills and make your educational activities even more engaging and impactful? In May the picturesque island of Crete becomes the backdrop for an innovative training designed specifically for professionals like you. Dive into the world of games and gamification methods tailored to youth non-formal education, and explore how these strategies can transform learning experiences.

Join us on a Gamified Learning Journey

Our specialised training content covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Games and Gamification Methods in Youth Non-Formal Education: Discover the power of games to captivate and educate, turning every learning opportunity into an adventure.
  • The Role of a Youth Worker in Designing Educational Games: Learn how to craft and conduct educational games that resonate with young minds in informal settings.
  • Shaping Young People’s Attitudes Through Gamification: Uncover the secrets to influencing attitudes and behaviors positively through strategic game design.
  • Ecological Games: Get inspired by examples of games that not only entertain but also instill a sense of environmental responsibility.
  • Create Your Own Game: With practical exercises including designing game boards for “Home,” “Village,” and “City” settings, and creating investment and energy event cards, take your first steps towards developing your very own educational game.

Interactive and Action-Packed Activities

Our training goes beyond theory, offering hands-on experiences that will leave you inspired:

  • Questions for Action-Education: Tackle 15 critical questions divided into sections on renewable energy, agriculture, and recycling, designed to provoke thought and inspire action.
  • Treasure Hunt: Participate in unique treasure hunts like the “Eco-Detective’s Mission,” where you’ll search for ecological “treasures” with a twist of local history, and “Compose an Eco-Composition,” encouraging creativity and upcycling.
  • Ecological Field Game: Engage in a field game filled with questions and riddles about ecology and recycling, challenging you to think critically and collaboratively.
  • Eco Performance: Create and perform in an eco-themed happening, drawing from historical narratives and emphasizing the importance of ecological awareness.

Why Join Us in Crete?

This training is more than an educational program; it’s an experience that will enrich your professional skills and personal growth. Set against the stunning backdrop of Crete, with its rich history and vibrant culture, you’ll have the chance to connect with like-minded professionals from Austria and beyond. Together, we’ll explore innovative ways to engage young people, foster a love for learning, and promote ecological awareness—all through the transformative power of games.

What comes after the training?

Once you complete the enriching training in Crete and will be equipped with new knowledge in youth work, as a follow up activity, all participants will be required to get involved in organisation of local events with young people across Austria. What will these events be about? Experienced youth workers attending the training in Crete will be asked to support us by organising a small event with 10 young people.

It is important to note that reimbursement of travel expenses to Crete will be finalised after you organise your local event and will be conditioned by your involvement in the project. Once you organise a local event and you provide us with all necessary documents, receipts and tickets, the reimbursement process will be finalised. You can read more information about the reimbursement process here.

Ready for an Adventure?

If you’re passionate about youth work or teaching and eager to explore new horizons in education, join us in Crete this late spring. Embrace the opportunity to learn, create, and inspire in one of the most beautiful settings in Europe. Let’s turn education into an adventure!

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today and get ready for an unforgettable journey of learning and discovery on the island of Crete!