About This Project
Spread The Word
09.10. – 16.10.2017
Spread the Word focussed on disseminating the results of youth work and Erasmus+ projects and on highlighting the necessity of such youth and community projects in society. The Erasmus+/Youth in Action programme especially stresses the importance of effective project promotion and result dissemination. Having a good DEOR (Dissemination & Exploitation of results) plan and activities is fundamental to having a multiplier effect on the target groups and to ensuring the sustainability of the project.
Disseminating and exploiting the results of projects in a meaningful way is important since it permits not only the sponsors, but also the audience to join in, to support the project aims, to learn from past examples and to appreciate the organisation’s work. The most essential project results are the learning outcomes that are shared among the participants, the participating organisations and the local communities.
Identifying, documenting and communicating these results can sometimes be a challenging task – but it is possible with a strategic plan and a pinch of creativity. Increasing the visibility of the Erasmus+ youth projects and their impact contributes to the recognition of non-formal learning in international youth work and allows a project’s work to be seen and appreciated.
The objective of Spread the Word was to explore the concepts and benefits of working on the visibility & dissemination of European youth and community projects by means of an in-depth communication strategy and to build a strong international network of youth organisations that work with Erasmus+ projects.
Through participation in Spread the Word, youth leaders and young people from the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) received valuable tips for an effective external representation of their activities. In addition, Spread the Word gave the participants the opportunity to strengthen their international network.
During the training course the participants were guided by the following trained coaches:
• Dimitria Zervaki (Greece)
• Myrto Helena Pertsinidi (Germany, Greece)
Project location: Dresden
Participating countries: Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, UK, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Hungary, Cyprus & Germany
The project is co-financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme
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