Seminar NFE in Europe Reloaded (February 3-11 2017) was an opportunity for NFE practitioners to discuss different models of NFE. Practitioners that come from different background introduce in their work various modifications and improvements from what were regarded as “dominant” practices in NFE (that it is based on experiential learning, which has clearly identifiable phases within the overall structure - such as introductions, team building, main activities… and evaluation). These “modifications” should not be seen as a “leave aside” from the standards that in NFE were suggested but as the expansion of the standards. So, there is a need to strengthen practitioners’ ability to constantly reflect on their own educational principles and practices. Seminar was supported by experts from different fields (art, business, health care…) and they had shared how they understand NFE and how they practice it.
Darko Marković presented how youth work can be linked to the corporate field. He also presented how companies use non-formal educational activities in their work, but also how some principles of business sector can be used in work with youth. On the following link you can find more info about using of leadership activities in business sector Darko also presented 4 aspects of recognition of non-formal education, an different mechanisms of recognition in European level .
Boris Čakširan presented non-formal education activities with youth in artistic context, and also how art can be used in youth work. You can find more about team building activities by movement and dance
Participants had a space to reflect if in those NFE models there had been something that was applicable to the youth filed. Here are participants' daily reports: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Participants had a chance to contribute in preparing the e-based publication NFE Reloaded that summarized experiences and ideas fostered during the seminar. The NFE Reloaded publication is guided precisely by the idea that the practitioners of non-formal education, who are also often its beneficiaries, should say something about topics such as to what extent and in what way non-formal education is inclusive, why the interdisciplinary approach that is required of NFE practitioners is important, what is implied in the requirement for combining various media in learning, in what roles the practitioners often find themselves (or will be in, in the future), what is the role of passion in non-formal education, and what are the taboos of the practitioners and the NFE environment regarding this learning.
The texts were not guided by predefined theories, but by practical experience and the experience of the participants in this and other projects. The authors of the texts in the document are: Ana Ampova, Ana Njegovan, Andi Batusha, Anja Marković, Bledar Demalija, Diana Montoya Rodríguez, Johanna Hakkarainen, Julio Varela García, Laura Qarkaxhija, Marija Lukač, Milla Impola, Mirlinda Rexhepi, Naubartas Urmanas, Nikolina Zore, Oliana Sula, Pylljon Nura, Sofija Stojanovska, Suzana Krstić and Zdravko Isakov.
Here you can find also the report of the seminar facilitators.
Here is evaluation of the seminar results from participants point of view. Part of evaluation was in written form, and part in video documented interviews. From both approaches, we made short evaluation video.