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Training course on music, RMA and social media as non-formal educational tools and approaches in order to improve self-confidence and self – esteem of young people with cultural differences and supporting their employability

06-15 May 2021 Virtual mobility
Zoom Platform

Themes of the training course:
Exploring how to use Music, Reciprocal Maieutic Approach and New Media as educational tools and methods of youth work to foster self-confidence and self-esteem of young people with cultural differences and enrich their competences in order to make them more competitive in the labour market.

The overall aim of the training course is
to train youth workers, youth leaders for supporting young people with cultural differences scaling up their potential and employability through the Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (RMA). For this reason, sharing and exploring various methods and practical activities to take action using music in new and innovative ways and employing new media as ICT into diffusing their creations. Being able to support self-confidence and self – esteem of young people with cultural differences through music and RMA in order to enter into the labour market such as creative industry.

Learning objectives of the training course are:
  • To share and explore youth work methods that aims particularly at growing young people with cultural differences’ self-esteem and feeling of belonging to society, increasing the confidence promoting music as an attractive asset and transforming their interest in music into employability skills;
  • To empower youth workers, youth leaders and youth work organisations developing new working methods, tools and materials based on non-formal education and experimenting music as an educational pedagogical tool.
  • To being capable for boosting young people with cultural differences’ employability and self – confidence by using their own music traditions to discover their roots as a starting point for their professional and personal development and active participation in their societies;
  • To initiate local and European youth projects through music and RMA according to the proposals of Erasmus+ programme;
  • To establish a European platform for cooperation among youth organisations in order to promote cultural heritage through music and boosting employment opportunities of young people with cultural differences in the creative sector

The methodology of the training course:
The training will be based on non-formal educational methodology, especially using and practicing RMA. The Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (RMA) is a dialectic method of inquiry and «popular self-analysis» for empowerment of communities and individuals that was put into practice by Dolci from the 50s onwards. It can be defined as a “process of collective exploration that takes, as a departure point, the experience and
the intuition of individuals” (Dolci, 1996). The RMA was developed by Danilo Dolci from the Socratic concept
of Maieutic. It derives from the ancient Greek «μαιευτικός», pertaining to midwifery: every act of educating is like giving birth to the full potential of the learner who wants to learn, as a mother wants her child to emerge from her. What differentiates both concepts is the fact that Socrates’ Maieutic was unidirectional, while for Danilo Dolci the concept of knowledge comes from experience and a reciprocal relationship is necessary.
RMA as practised by Danilo Dolci is therefore based on asking, exploring, and shared creativity. As the name says, RMA is a “reciprocal” process between at least two persons and it is normally done inside a group, with one person asking questions and others giving answers. In an intense dialogue that incarnates a new way of educating based on valorisation of individual and group creativity, the maieutic process focuses on the ability of individuals to discover their vital interests and freely express thoughts based on personal experience and discovery. The maieutic workshop requires individuals to question themselves, to reveal themselves to others, and to undertake a journey of joint discovery, analysis, experimentation, and collective creative education. The training will be held by experienced international trainers’ team.

Who can participate in the training course:
  • Youth workers, youth leaders who directly work with young people with fewer opportunities such as Roma young people, refugees and migrants, minorities, etc.
  • Youth workers, youth leaders, who would like to be part of an European platform and support each other’s local and European youth work in order to promote cultural heritage through music and boosting employment opportunities of young people in the creative sector;
  • Having organisational support to integrate the outcomes of the project into the daily youth work of participants;
  • Ready to take part in the whole training course;
  • To be able to communicate English language.

You can submit your application here:
The deadline for applications is April 20.

Partner organizations:
Kiskunfélegyháza Ifjúságáért Egyesület– Hungary
EMFU- Ukraine
Centrul pentru Cooperarea Tinerilor-Moldova
Ticket2Europe- Spain

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on [email protected]!
Korina Kapus