EDU SMART TRAINING CENTRE

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If you’re a professional working with children and young people, our training courses can help. Our practical and interactive training courses give you the relevant skills, knowledge and confidence to get it right.


We run courses on a variety of topics including:

  • Anxiety
  • Resilience
  • Self-harm
  • Social media
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Active Citizenship 
  • Human Rights, Equality & Diversity 
  • Addictions and vulnerability 


Each course delivers exactly what you need:


  • Our courses draw on the insights from the thousands of children and young people, families and professionals that we work with every year.
  • We value discussion and run courses in a relaxed and supportive way so you can build confidence in your new skills and reflect on your development.
  • We keep things practical by sharing experiences, giving practical tips and advice, sharing good practice, and exploring ideas through discussion and group work.
  • We bring professionals from different disciplines together in one place to share knowledge and learn about young people’s mental health in different settings.
  • We work with individual organisations to create bespoke training programmes based on their particular needs, ensuring that everyone’s learning objectives are met.

The main objective of the project is to develop innovative educational methods and materials for working with young people at risk of social exclusion, socially excluded, or from national and ethnic minorities. The project objective is also to promote diversity, intercultural dialogue and create conditions for education of common values such as freedom, tolerance, respect for human rights and social rights.


Specific aims:

  • inspiring to discover and understand the world through independent experience and participation in the creative process.
  • shaping skills particularly important in the 21st century and at the work of an educator and a person working with young people: communication, cooperation, critical and creative thinking, problem solving and innovative action.
  • showing how to support the integration process of different environments in order to inspire young people to choose future occupations
  • raising the level of awareness on how to reduce the risks of cultural differences, including counteracting crimes and incidents based on racial differences

During our workshops young people and professionals will learn how to 
  • use tools (scenarios, work sheets, legal regulations in the field of Human Rights Equality & Diversity) to conduct workshops,
  • use modern forms of youth education for active EU citizens
  • analyse of legal regulations related to human rights, equality and diversity, hate crimes,
  • recognise problems and pathologies in the environment of a young person at risk of social exclusion, difficult youth, representative of national minorities, including ethnic ones,
  • manifest of social exclusion and hate speech
  • work with young people with special educational needs, including those from minorities in a multicultural environment.

As part of the project, three methods will be developed to support educators in the above-mentioned subject matter along with a full educational cover. In addition, a training program will be prepared for each method and tools will be developed. This will allow users to improve their knowledge and competences enabling them to be used in the work environment. The methods that are the subject of the presented project will be validated during the daily work of therapists, educators, teachers and youth supervisors.


We implement many methods that successfully can be adapted to Polish realities and needs as we work with Polish youth and Polish professionals. 


The Dialog of Transformation methodology developed by EDU SMART consists of 4 methods:


1. Social Solidarity 

2. Cultural Reality 

3. Intercultural Willingness 

4. Multicultural Existence