EDUexchange: Exchange of experience of partner organizations in education non-formal youth based on social education

About the Project

Title: EDUexchange: Exchange of experience of partner organizations in education non-formal youth based on social education
Project ID: 2023-1-PL01-KA210-YOU-000161345
Duration: 1st of September, 2023 – 30th of April, 2025









The project aims to enhance the competences and exchange experiences of education staff from the SKOWD Association in Poland and Neoanalysis in Greece in the realm of non-formal education for young people, focusing on entrepreneurship, social inclusion, and democracy.


The specific objectives include increasing the knowledge and skills of both organizations’ staff, developing strategies for democratic education, and implementing mobility programs and workshops.


The project identifies four target groups: the education staff of SKOWD Association, the education staff of Neoanalysis in Greece, young people in Athens, and young people in the Gorlice region of Poland.


The partnership is based on complementarity, with SKOWD’s expertise in working with disadvantaged youth and Neoanalysis’s proficiency in digital and debate education. The collaboration aims to bring diverse benefits through the exchange of knowledge and experiences, fostering long-term capacity building, and promoting European cooperation in education, entrepreneurship, democracy, and equal opportunities.


The context of the project is influenced by the current challenges in Europe, such as migration trends and the impact of the war in Ukraine, prompting the need for inclusive, democratic, and digitally oriented education. The collaboration between SKOWD and Neoanalysis is expected to address these challenges and contribute to the development of effective educational methods.


Mobility 1
Preparatory Visit

Dates: 06-10 November 2023 - with 2 representatives per each organization.




- Inform each participant better about the culture and mindset of the project partners, to sign formal documents, to discuss and agree on the working methods of the project.


-Coordinate and draw up templates for formal documents (attendance lists, minutes, timetables, curricula, etc. ), agree a detailed work plan and timetable for each project activity, any changes, clear understanding of all administrative and financial procedures, division of tasks and schedules, prepare initial information to promote the project.

Mobility 2
Short training programmers for employees

Dates: 06 - 10 November 2023.




-Familiarization classes, presentation of partners, participants and the history of the place and the area, 4 hours - presentation of the specificity of work with rural and small-town youth and conclusions from the Małopolskie Talenty project.


Day 2 - 6 hours - e.g. workshops using theatrical methods;


Day 3 - 6 hours. creative workshops, e.g. using gamification, music and dance;


Day 4 - 6 hours workshop on civic engagement, values and democracy.


Day 5 - 4 hours - involvement of young people in ESC Solidarity Projects, exchange of experiences, joint activities preparing the presented educational activities for a partner from Greece, 2 - hours.


- Evaluation, end of the meeting.

Mobility 3
Short training programmers for workers

Dates: 12  - 16 February 2024.




The aim of the mobility is to exchange experiences and methods of 11 representatives of non-formal education staff (6 people from Associations and 5 from Greece) from partner organisations in the field of social education, including digital methods and tools applied during teaching on entrepreneurship and democracy, by participating in workshops and trainings organized by the Greek project partner.


The second objective of mobility is to improve competences 5 representatives of the SKOWD Association's education staff in the field of social education, including digital methods and tools applied during teaching on entrepreneurship and democracy, by participating in workshops and trainings organized by the Greek project partner.

Mobility 4
Collective mobility of young learners

Dates: 29 April 2024 - 03 May 2024


Participants: 12 (18-30 y.o.) per partner + 6 trainers/educators.

Total: 30 participants.




Explore European Heritage: The primary objective of the mobility is to investigate and understand the European heritage and perspectives of various countries and peoples within Europe, fostering a comprehensive view among the 24 beneficiaries of partner organizations.


Familiarize Beneficiaries: Introduce the 24 beneficiaries to educational materials and programs centered around environmental and digital issues, aiming to enhance their knowledge and awareness in these crucial areas.


Address Organizational Needs: Tailor the mobility to meet the specific needs of partner organizations, providing an opportunity for staff and beneficiaries to engage in new training related to environmental and digital education, building on the project's accumulated experience and knowledge.


Test Cooperation and Commitment: Evaluate the cooperation and commitment of both organizations and beneficiaries by actively participating in joint activities, contributing to the development of action plans for environmental and digital education, and initiating local projects or initiatives.


Pave the Way for Future Cooperation: Establish a foundation for future collaboration by utilizing this mobility period to test working methods, assess the level of commitment to environmental issues and digital education, and strengthen ties with beneficiaries over the next five to six months.


Test Working Methods: Use the mobility period to test the effectiveness of working methods employed by both organizations, ensuring that they align with the goals of environmental and digital education.


Evaluate Beneficiary Commitment: Assess the extent of beneficiary commitment to environmental issues and digital education, gauging their active involvement in activities and initiatives during the project.


Develop Action Plans: Collaboratively develop action plans for environmental and digital education, outlining the strategies and steps to be taken in the coming months.


Implement Local Initiatives: Initiate local action/projects/small initiatives to address environmental and digital education at the community level, applying the knowledge and skills acquired during the mobility period.

Moblilty 5
Collective mobility of young learners

Dates: 02 - 06 December 2024.




The primary goal of this mobility initiative is to facilitate the integration and public discourse among young people regarding the European Union, encouraging them to draw insights from a six-month program on social education and entrepreneurship. Through workshops and training sessions, participants from each organization will share their experiences with European integration and discuss current challenges faced by the European Union, emphasizing the importance of public debate and embracing diverse opinions. The mobility includes activities such as workshops on entrepreneurship and stress management conducted by educational teams, fostering a supportive environment for participants. Additionally, the mobility will involve collaborative discussions on the six-month education plan and local action/initiative, promoting respect for principles and values related to education across various social and religious groups, while upholding equality and gender rights. The approach will adhere to non-formal learning principles, incorporating dynamic skill-building activities with a focus on active participation through mixed workshop groups.

Mobility 6
summary meeting

Dates: 01 - 02 February 2025.





The purpose of the summary visit is to summarize and exchange experiences of education staff and project managers with project implementation and small local initiatives/actions/projects for digital and environmental education, and involvement of the beneficiaries of the organisation. Each of the organisations implementing the programme will be asked to submit own observations, conclusions and comments. Then, evaluation activities from the implementation of the project will be carried out and proposals to expand cooperation with new activities so that cooperation can continue after the end


The impact of the project is expected to be multifaceted. Firstly, it aims to improve the knowledge and skills of the education staff, fostering better responses to the needs of young people and promoting equal opportunities and entrepreneurship. The exchange of experiences between partner organizations, focusing on diverse social environments, including young people with disabilities, is anticipated to enrich educational methods. The project envisions enhancing the competence level of training staff, improving linguistic and interpersonal skills, and raising awareness of cultural diversity. Local strategies for civic involvement and entrepreneurial activities will be developed based on the methods and tools acquired during the project, contributing to the development of disadvantaged rural and urban areas.


The results of the project include conducting two types of mobility short training programs for staff, implementing two mixed mobility programs for young people, and improving the knowledge and competence level of staff over the 20-month period. Additionally, the project aims to enhance the skills of staff working in the International Working Group, with a focus on linguistic and interpersonal proficiency. The development of local strategies for education in civic involvement, social, and entrepreneurial activities is a crucial outcome, particularly tailored separately for organizations in Greece and Poland. Ultimately, the project aspires to create a lasting impact on both organizations, fostering ongoing collaboration and the application of new educational methods.