Project: Introduction and Implementation of Academic Program in Community Youth Work (CYW) Through Enhancing Inter-regional Cooperation in the Countries of Western Balkans

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
CYW 2008 591044.0 JP 144584-2008 3 years Regional finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
January 15, 2009 January 14, 2012 September 30, 2012 http://www.communityyouthwork.com

Project summary

The project will reintroduce profession of CYW into the region for reasons explained in the document. The need for professionals in CYW is sufficiently justified in the social, educational and civil sector academia collaboration sense. The region has known the CWA-like profession in the past and the societies have thus even more severely suffered from lack of the profession. The profession - embodied in academically trained experts - exists within EU educational framework. Experience of UJ was used to make implementation in the region much easier. Diversity of stakeholders – civil sector, academia, state-funded universities, privately-funded universities, EU-partners and local partners made this project very challenging and full of oportunities. Project demonstrates possibility to organize CYW training within different legislatives and academic practices. State funded univesities are treated twofold – first group contains those willing to implement CYW at BA level instantly, while second group rather goes more gradually – implementing electives as a first step. Privately funded universities are moe flexible and are foing for the full implementation immedialtely. To run the CYW program at BA level where possible immediately and to create environment for running it later while implementing electives within existing programs now was the major point of this project. To boost collaboration of civil sector and academia rendering cultural, educational, ownership-based or ethnic barriers obsolete makes this project socially responsible endevour.

Objectives

  • Introducing new curricula at the universities in the region;
  • Additional training of teaching staff and implementation of new teaching methods;
  • Inter-regional cooperation of academic, non-academic and NGO component.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Curriculum Reform

Subject areas

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Partners

University of Novi Sad, SRB Project coordinator
Ljiljana Subotic Contact person, Ivan Jerkovic, Spela Golubovic, Dejan Pralica, Milena Sobot, Zlatomir Gajic, Jelena Kleut, Biljana Lungulov, Igor Lekic, Ljiljana Crveni, Zorana Luzanin (Зорана Лужанин), Damir Smiljanic, Dubravka Valic Nedeljkovic, Spomenka Budic, Milica Andevski, and Olivera Gajic
University Braca Karic, SRB
Predrag Nikic Contact person
Center for Youth work (CZOR), SRB
Vanja Kalaba
Triagolnik, Macedonia, MK
Youth and Informal Education Forum (FMNE), MK
Proni Center for Youth Development Brcko District (PRONI), BIH
Center for Youth Work and Nonfromal Education (CORNO), BIH
Center for Youth Education (CEM), Bosnia , BIH
University of Jonkoping, SE
South East European University in Tetovo, MK
University of Montenegro, MNE
University of Zenica, BIH
University of Ljubljana, SVN
University of Bologna, ITA
Unique Network, AUT

Equipment

University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Laptop Toshiba IT equipment - notebook computer 6
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2
USB IT equipment – other 5
Laptop bag IT equipment – other 5
Notebook backpack IT equipment – other 1
Mouse IT equipment – other 5
Headset with microphone IT equipment – other 4
University of Montenegro
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Videoconferencing equipment Videoconferencing equipment 1 Faculty of Philosophy in Nikšić, Montenegro (Danilo Bojović Street )
University of Zenica
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Videoconferencing equipment Videoconferencing equipment 1 Faculty of Pedagogy in Zenica, Fakultetska Street no.3
University Braca Karic
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Faculty of Commerce and Banking, Department for distance learning III/300
Projector Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Faculty of Commerce and Banking, room 1 IV/410
Laptop IT equipment - notebook computer 5 Faculty of Commerce and Banking, Department for distance learning III/300 i III/306
Videoconferencing equipment Audio, Video and Communication equipment – Video-conferencing set 2 Faculty of Commerce and Banking, Department for distance learning III/300
Software for videoconferencing equipment Software 2 Faculty of Commerce and Banking, Department for distance learning III/300

Activities

1.1 Curriculum for 3-year CYW development at SEEU Tetovo
1.2 Curriculum for 3-year CYW acceptance at University Board
1.3 Enrollment of students and implementation of BA
2.1 Curriculum for 3-year CYW development at University of Zenica
2.2 Curriculum for 3-year CYW acceptance at University of Zenica
2.3 Enrollment of students and implementation of BA
3.1 Revision of 3-Year BA CYW and specialist level curriculum at BK University
3.2 Revised curriculum for 3-year BA CYW and specialist level acceptance at University Board
3.3 Enrollment of students and implementation of programs
4.1 Determining suitable CYW modules to fit into current program
4.2 Developing curriculum for specialistlevel CYW program
4.3.Accepting CYW modules at University Board
4.4 Accepting specialist-level curriculum at University Board
4.5 Enrollment of students and implementation of programs
5.1 Determining suitable CYW modules to fit into current program
5.2 Developing curriculum for specialist level CYW program
5.3 CYW modules acceptance at University Board
5.4 Specialist-level curriculum acceptance at University Board
5.5 Enrollment of students and implementation of programs
6.1 Public events organizing
6.2 Round tables organizing
6.3 Workshops organizing
6.4 Web portal creating
7.1 Multiple degree agreement signature
8.1 MA curriculum development
8.2 MA curriculum acceptance at University Board at all universities
8.3 Multiple degree signature
8.4 Enrollment of students and implementation of MA at all universities
9.1 Preparatory work
9.2 Video conferenced guest lectures
9.3 Practical placements for students - exchange between universities
10.1 Preparatory work - workshop design
10.2 Video conferences workshops
11.1 Creating and publishing electronic new - quarterly magazine
12.1 Program implementation
13.1 Development of Tempus project website
13.2 Design and distribution of leaflets and supporting materials for seminars
13.3 Organizing three seminars
14.1 Making CYW recognized profession
15.1 Steering Committee on-line meetings and reports twice a year
15.2 Internal reports on development of the project by partner universities
16.1 Overall project management and administration

Deliverables

Title Type To
Revised curriculum for BA in Community Youth Work created New study programme - BA level
Description
Accepted and approved by Alfa University
Elective course "Social/Education Work" Modernized study programme/courses - BA level
Description
Developed and introduced by the Department of Pedagogy, University of Novi Sad
Elective courses "Teaching methods of Social-Pedagogical Work", "Ecology and Sustainable Development", "Introduction to the Youth Work in a Community", and "Open Methodological Seminar" Modernized study programme/ courses - MA level
Description
Developed and introduced by the Department of Pedagogy, University of Novi Sad
Elective course "Conflicts, mediation processes and work with diversities" Modernized study programme/ courses - MA level
Description
Developed and introduced by University Centre for Education Development, University of Novi Sad
Elective course "Youth Work in Community" Modernized study programme / courses - PhD level
Description
Developed for the Study program Methods of Teaching, University of Novi Sad
Curriculum for specialist level CYW developed Modernized study programme/courses - specialistion
Description
Done by University of Novi Sad
Double degree contract signed for both BA and MA programs New study programme - BA level
Description
Contract signed between Alfa University and Jonkoping University
Master in CYW curriculum created New study programme - MA level
Description
Submitted for accreditation by Alfa University
MA program "Community Youth Work" New study programme - MA level
Description
Accredited at University of Novi Sad
Double degree contract signed for MA program New study programme - MA level
Description
Signed between University of Novi Sad and Jonkoping University
E-magazine “Youth today” Other products
Description
http://www.communityyouthwork.com/index.php/youth-today

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
The Youth Work in a Community-An Encouraging Environment and Support to the Youth in Education and Active Work Paper Youth, youth work, education, stimulating environment, creativity. Dr Spomenka Budić, Dr Olivera Gajić and Biljana Lungulov
Abstract
The paper analyses a need for raising and spreading the awareness related to the necessity of the youth education for a youth worker vocation, and their active engagement and improvement of their life in a community. The young people greatly contribute to the development and empowerment of the community, so they must have an opportunity to acquire both professional education and qualifications, in order to be able to work and implement their ideas and initiatives independently and creatively in the direction of the quality of life. Challenges of contemporary society and accelerated development set specific requirements and needs before the young people who need to respond and adapt to them. Therefore, a special attention has been paid to their education and progress. The emphasis should be placed on the awareness-rising among the young people for qualitative taking advantage of their free time, development of social groups, friendships, appropriate entertainment, etc., so that they could manifest their creativity, aspirations and develop into the self-conscious and responsible people. These efforts result in a need for the youth leaders, workers and facilitators who can offer support and understanding in the best possible way, as well as reinforce their young colleagues, in order to create a stimulating environment for common creative action and manifestation of their great potentials.
Making Community Youth Work a Recognized Profession Paper Youth, youth work, education, stimulating environment, creativity. Nik Paddison
Abstract
The basic road to getting a youth work training course recognised is through the National Youth Agencies, "Education and Training Standards Committee" which is made up of national youth organisations and youth workers. The ETS receive their criteria from the Joint Negotiating Committee and also report to them their recommendations for Course recognition. It is up to the JNC to give approval for a Course which is then accepted as being reliable and of a set standard. This body in turn is answerable to OfQual who are the Government body for recognising qualifications. The JNC also sets the standards for the profession. To be a professional youth worker, as of 2010, an individual needs to qualify with a Bachelor degree. To be a Youth Support Worker there are the NVQ and VRQ systems which are practice and experience based, and do not necessarily rely on exams. These are offered and developed by youth work organisations sometimes in collaboration with colleges of higher education but it is not a necessary partnership. The NVQ and VRQ system is more informal/non-formal learning orientated. Whilst the Bachelor degree is in most cases achieved through academic formal education approach and methodology.
Youth Work & the Situation in France Paper Youth, youth work, education, stimulating environment, creativity. Mark Taylor
Abstract
Under "youth work", at least four professions can be gathered: - the most numerous are the "sociocultural activities" coordinators" (animateurs socioculturels): these professionals are the core group of youth workers[1]. They are about 120 000 of them currently (Lebon, 2007). They work mainly for local authorities (Municipalities and Départements - local and meso levels) or for NGO"s that are funded by public grants (among which a large part of local grants). Their profession was progressively organised during the sixties but in a rather informal way. They principally provide leisure, cultural, sportive activities for young people in a specific territory. - the second group is composed of the "special needs workers" (éducateurs specialisés): these professionals are currently about 55 000. They work for the same types of actors than the sociocultural activities" coordinators but their main funding sources come from the Départements which are responsible for the struggle against delinquency since the first decentralisation laws (1982-1983). Their profession appeared at about the same time as the coordinators" one but it is regulated by a professional agreement (which was signed in 1966). They intervene in favour of disadvantaged young people (who are at risk of delinquency of who are endangered by their family). - a third group are the "operations managers" (chargés de mission) of Youth job centres (the Missions locales pour l"emploi des jeunes). Around 11 000 persons work in the 480 structures that are implemented in all the major cities of the country. They are funded by a multiplicity of public actors32. Introduced in 1982, the "operations managers" aim at providing support, counselling and information for the 16-to-25-year-olds to enter the labour market. In 2006, they encountered 1.2 million of young people among which 40% benefited from a job or a training session. - a fourth group is composed of a new type of youth worker who are specialised in the field of health and - strangely enough are named "health organisers" (animateurs de prevention or animateurs de santé). Their profession is not regulated at central level. They are employed at local level by Municipalities, Departements or NGO"s. Yet, there are no statistics available on their exact number. They work principally, but not exclusively, in favour of young people and are focused on the prevention of risk behaviours (alcohol, drugs, road safety…).
Importance of youth work Paper Youth, youth work, education, stimulating environment, creativity. Sandra Smolović
Abstract
According to the Census in 2003 Montenegro has 620.145 citizens. Out of this number 143.338 persons are young people, 15 to 29 years of age - which makes up 23.2 % of the entire population. In statistical terms the youth in Montenegro are quite "invisible": so far very limited effort had been invested toward meeting the needs, interests and aims of young people in researches and as a result there is just insufficient relevant data for this population available. (National Youth Action Plan, 2006)
Studijski program za master studije_srp Curriculum Pedagogija, Psihologija, Filozofija, Sociologija, Medijske studije, Matematika, Master, akademske studije, zvanje omladinski radnik u zajednici, osposobljavanje studenata za rad sa mladim ljudima i grupama, multidisciplinarna znanja, razvoj kritičkog mišljenja, vaspitno-obrazovni rad, teorija o socijalnom obrazovanju
Study programme_eng Curriculum Community youth work, pedagogy, psychology, philosophy, sociology, medical studies, mathematics, counseling, leading groups, master in community and youth work, institutional education, research system, development of critical thinking, profession community youth worker, different scientific disciplines, multy-disciplinary knowledge, ethical responsibility, constructive communication
Lista predmeta Curriculum Filozofija nauke, metodologija istraživanja sa statistikom, omladinski rad u zajednici I, omladinski rad u zajednici II, izučavanje literature sa fokusom na tezu, socijalno-pedagoški rad, omladinski rad u zajednici i adolescencija, novi mediji, konflikti, medijacioni procesi i rad sa različitostima, menadžment u omladinskom radu u zajednici, rad sa pojedicima i grupama, mediji i obrazovne politike, osnovi specijalne edukacije, rana interencija i specijalna edukacija, partnerski odnosi i partnersko savetovanje mladih, kompetencije za održivi razvoj i proaktivnost, metodika socijalno-pedagoškog rada, komunikologija, ekologija i održivi razvoj , internetsko komuniciranje i socijalne mreže, zdravlje i rad sa mladima u zajednici, praktikum iz zdravstvene edukacije, psihologija grupe i međugrupni odnoi, priprema mladih za brak i porodicu, mladi, informaciono-komunikacijske tehnologije i demokratija
List of subjects Curriculum Philosophy of science, methodology of research work with statistic, community youth work I, community youth work II, advance literature study, social-pedagogical wprk, community youth work and adolescence, new media, conflicts, mediation process and work with differences, management in community youth work, work with individuals and groups, media and educational policy, basis of special education, early intervention and special education, romantic relations and couple counseling with y outh, sustainable development and action competence, social-pedagogical teaching methods, communicology, ecology and sustainanble development, internet communication and social network, health and work with youth in community, practicum in helath education, psychology of groups and intergroup relations, preparing young people for marriage and family life, young people, ICTs and democracy
Konkurs za upis studenata na master akademske studije - Omladinski rad u zajednici , skolska 2011/2012 Curriculum Master akademske studije, omladinski rad u zajednici, budžet, samofinansiranje, školarina, 180 ESPB, 240 ESPB, polaganje prijemnog ispita, konkursni rok, dokumentacija za upis, novlane naknade, kriterijumi za utvrđivanje redosleda kandidata, žalba, upis stranih državljana, Filozofski fakultet Univerziteta u Novom Sadu
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