The project in a few words

The “CLENE: Creative Learning Environment in Non-Formal Education” project was a youth exchange organized by Udruga Prizma in Veli Iž (Croatia) in November 2023, focused on increasing the quality of youth work of partner organizations in working with youth from diverse cultural backgrounds and youth with fewer opportunities.

Youth organizations and youth workers who work in contexts characterized by a high risk of social marginalization of youth or work with youth who are coming from multi-ethnic and multi-cultural backgrounds, and/or with youth with fewer opportunities, often need innovative techniques and tools to create and maintain youth participation. The training course focused on aspects of inclusion and multicultural youth work giving special attention to creating a welcoming learning
environment and thinking about aspects of motivation to participate.

Objectives of the project

During the training course, the project achieved the following goals:

        • Increased knowledge and skills of partners’ youth workers related to non-formal education and creative learning environment concepts by using visual art and music to boost social inclusion and active participation among youth;
        • Equipped youth workers with non-formal tools and methods using visual art and music for youth work;
        • Created an environment that allowed the exchanging of experiences of participating organizations on how to use non-formal education, visual art, and music for social inclusion and active participation among youth.

Training Course,

Croatia, November 2023

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Hosting Organisation

Udruga Prizma (Croatia)
Udruga Prizma (Croatia)

Udruga Prizma is a youth organization based in the mountain rural Municipality of Gračac, in Croatia. Prizma works with youngsters coming from diverse cultural
backgrounds. The unemployment rate in Gračac is high, youth is facing difficulties in finding a job, and a lack of cultural and sports activities together with geographical obstacles make them excluded from social and cultural life, which all together pushes them to the edge of poverty. Furthermore, they organize international youth mobility projects connected with climate change and environmental topics, development of healthy lifestyle habits, and developing empathy of  youth towards animals.