We Developed Youth Workers’ Social Skills

The third module of the Training for Expert Youth Work Associates, more commonly known as Youth Workers, was focused on social skills.

Training participants from 13 communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina learned about social skills they as youth workers need to have to adequately recognize, understand and respond to the needs and problems of young people they work with. Interactive activities and opportunities to share experiences with others helped the participants learn about civil activism, volunteering and legislation concerning youth in BiH.

“This module, and everything I’ve learned during the training will definitely be useful to me in my future work. I can wholeheartedly recommend this training to all young people ready to drive the change they want to see in their country. Definitely the best experience that I could give myself, in addition to university education.”, said Mateo Vukoja from the Youth Association “Korak” from Kiseljak.

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The training for expert associates on youth work comprises four training modules, practical work, and testing. The topics include: youth work, communication with youth, social competences and organizational skills in youth work.

Expert associates on youth work, more commonly known as youth workers, are persons employed at youth centers, youth clubs, youth organizations, organizations working with youth or public institutions that support youth development. Expert associates on youth work support the professional, personal and educational development of young people. By working with youth on different ideas and initiatives, expert associates on youth work join forces with youth in improving their communities.

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