READ is a 20-month capacity building project dealing with youth, literacy and social inclusion. It involves 5 partners: 3 from Europe (CSC DaniloDolci – Italy, RIS Mansion Rakičan – Slovenia, Amadeus Association– Austria), 1 from Asia (JRP – India) and 1 from Africa (ITF from Kenya).

The project, co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme-KA2 Capacity building in the field of youth, aims at promoting reading among young people in an integrated and creative manner. Through the local and mobility activities, READ addresses the problem of illiteracy, the risk of school dropout and the lack of interest that young people have towards education and reading. It will stimulate the interest in reading as a way to open up the imagination, using non-formal methodologies, offering cultural and creative activities.

What we want to achieve

  • Promoting and improving the quality of youth work to engage with young people in learning, by supporting the development of creative-reading environments to fight against literacy and risk of early school leaving.
  • Enhancing the socio-professional development of
  • Improving the achievement of key competences of young people at risk of social exclusion, poverty and marginalization.
  • Promoting open and innovative education, training and youth work thanks to the creation of an OER.
  • Boosting the networking and promote cooperation among youth organizations from Programme and Partner countries.

What we will do

  • International Training Course for youth workers
  • Local educational activities for young people in all partner countries
  • Local contest
  • Job shadowing in all partner countries
  • READ International Workshop and Festival

15-day Job Shadowing for 8 youth workers who will discover other countries’ local realities and local associations’ working methodologies in the field of non-formal education

Local educational activities in all partner countries involving young people and youth workers who will gain skills to involve other youngsters in reading and educational activities through creative approaches

15-day Job Shadowing for 8 youth workers who will discover other countries’ local realities and local associations’ working methodologies in the field of non-formal education

An International Workshop and Festival to show the results of the project and its activities

Our methodology

The methodology will be mainly based on the active involvement and learning of participants encouraged through non-formal activities.

Culture, creativity, art and non-formal education will be the core of all the activities implemented so as to increase the imagination, creative thinking and pleasure to reading among all the people involved.

Who will be involved

The main actors of READ activities will be youth leaders, young people interested in the project’s topics and with education/artistic background and young people with fewer opportunities. Through the local activities and the workshops they will gain more awareness on the importance of reading and new tools to foster their peers and local communities’ interest in it.

Learning by doing

Learning by teaching

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Cooperative learning in multicultural groups

Learning through culture and arts