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The Erasmus+ project “Animated Education” consists on using software and projection screens in performing the graphical facilitation. Objectives of the project are to develop practical skill and competence on how to apply digital graphical facilitation techniques and methods in youth work activities, increasing the capacity of organizing trainings, events and other youth activities using digital graphical facilitation methods and techniques.

Project Details

  • Type: Erasmus+ K1 Mobility of Youth Workers
  • Topic: Digital Graphical Facilitation
  • Place: Obručná, Slovakia
  • Project dates: 1st – 11th December 2017
  • Participants: 32 participants (4 per country)
  • Countries: Slovakia, Romania, France, Latvia, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania and Bulgaria
  • Working language: English
  • Application deadline: 12th November

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to visual thinking
  • Basic principles and elements in graphical facilitation
  • Visual vocabulary and storytelling
  • Basics drawings in Adobe Illustrator
  • Basics animations in Adobe After Effects

What you will not learn:

  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Photoshop or Lightroom
  • Advanced Adobe Illustrator skills
  • Advanced Adobe After Effect skills

To see what to expect check out our video from the previous project:


Project Schedule

The structure of the training course will consist of the following five phases: 
Phase 1 – team building, getting to know each other; Code of Conduct; safety, protection and risk prevention; introduction to Youthpass; expectations, fears and contributions.
Phase 2 – theoretical background on digital graphic facilitation and visual storytelling; 5 basic elements and 4 principles of drawing; creating individual digital visual vocabulary; digital visual storytelling practice.
Phase 3 – visual storytelling in a work visit in Lučenec, where participants will interact with locals.
Phase 4 – Discovering Erasmus+ and thinking of future projects ideas, future partners collaboration; dissemination products.
Phase 5 – DEOR and follow-up; YouthPass certification and final evaluation.

Participant Profile

The target group of this project are youth workers who are interested in improving their competences on using digital drawing, graphical and animation tools to present, facilitate or document a learning process in a non-formal learning context, such as a training course, exchange, seminar, international event, workshop.

Participant’s prerequisites:

  • Be a youth worker
  • Be present and have an active participation on all sessions of the TCs
  • Show initiative and interest in the topic and follow up activities
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have a fluent command of English language

Accommodation and Food

We will provide and cover the accommodation and food. The project will be held at the Hotel La Perla. Accommodation will be arranged for 2-3 persons/room, grouped by gender. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the same location every day. Each room has its own bathroom. There is a free Internet wireless connection available. There is also a very limited wireless internet in the public area, the speed might be very slow in comparison to your normal internet in your country.

General Information

Weather conditions: the average temperature in November is between -5 – 10 0C during the day. Please check accuweather.com for more updated information about the weather.

Dress Code: Casual comfortable sport wear, warm winter clothes, shoes for indoor and outdoor activities.

Cultural night: each country is expected to prepare a 10-15min program to present their culture (culture, customs, music, dance, etc.) and to bring some typical local drinks and foods.

Meals: three meals and two coffee breaks per day will be provided. We will take into account all the participants dietary aspects such as allergies, intolerance and preferences. We will also have vegetarian menu.

Dietary/Special requirements: please inform us as soon as possible if any participant have any dietary requirements or any other special requests.

Health and travel insurance: the participants are required by Erasmus+ program to have a valid European health insurance and a valid travel insurance for the period of the projects including the travel dates.

Travel: Participants have to arrive to train station in Fiľakovo, it is a near city from Obručná.

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