Enabling youth workers to 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒄𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒏𝒊𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒑 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇-𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒊𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆, 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒏𝒊𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇-𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒔, 𝒕𝒚𝒑𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒃𝒆𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒐𝒓, 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒚.
The project is entitled 𝐊𝐎𝐁𝐔𝐃𝐎 – 𝐈𝐧 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩: 𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 and took place in Slănic Moldova, Bacău, Romania, between 1 – 11.06 2022.
The project involved 28 youth workers to acquire knowledge and skills in creating a connection between mind and body through activities carried out with non-formal methods, learning through practice and direct experience.
The 𝒈𝒐𝒂𝒍 of the project 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒄𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒏𝒊𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒑 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇-𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒊𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆, 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒏𝒊𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇-𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒔, 𝒕𝒚𝒑𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒃𝒆𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒐𝒓, 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒚.
Drd. Cristian Laiber – master, practitioner and researcher in the field of traditional martial arts, continuator of the traditions of the ancient samurai, Director of the Arts Center Martial Arts and Oriental Culture Studies – Raiden Dojo Bucharest, 30 years of experience as a close disciple of the most famous masters of martial arts in Japan, China and Taiwan.
Drd. Mircea Gorunescu – scholar, practitioner and researcher in the field of classical Japanese and Chinese martial arts, ancient therapies and meditation methods; researcher in the field of History and Psychology with research projects on the knowledge of the human mind, from the past to the present.
O1. To practice and acquire martial arts techniques that stimulate self-discipline, concentration, awareness skills for the TC period. These skills, developed by YW, are meant to cultivate an attitude that supports the social inclusion of vulnerable groups of young people.
O2. Practice and learn meditation techniques that improve self-awareness skills, thought processes, communication patterns, behavior, positive attitude and clarity for the duration of the training course. These skills developed by YW will encourage better communication between young people from diverse or marginalized backgrounds.
O3. To create a series of videos to be uploaded to the organization’s website as free premium content to reach as many young people as possible with few opportunities and resources.
O4. To create and strengthen a network of organizations, a partnership of European workers to work closely with the EU Youth Strategy to engage and become active citizens in democracy and society.