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To make participants more familiar with the youth policy terminology. To create a common understanding of terminology used by the different organizations/ ministries/ sectors.

 

TIME REQUIRED

15–30 minutes

 

RESOURCES

Flipchart paper, markers

 

ACTION

If there are up to 20 participants, the task can be done in a single group, if there are more, the task can be done in groups of 3-5 members.

The workshop facilitator asks participants which words they have heard, but do not know the meaning. The facilitator has to prepare a list of jargon prior to the task (e.g. young person, youth policy, cross-sectorial cooperation, youth council)

Write down the keywords on the board. The participants are required to explain the meanings of the “magic” words. The facilitator can elaborate on the meaning after the participants explain what they understand.

If participants work in groups, each group has to prepare the definition of the term separately and afterwards present them. The facilitator can elaborate on the meaning of the terms.

 

DISCUSSION

Through doing this task, what have you learned that is new?

 

 

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES

This method can be used as a warm-up task before other methods.


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