The present manual is a tool that can be used to enhance the impact of Non-Formal Learning (NFL) in preparing young people for their personal, social and professional development. It is also a tool for underlining the importance of Youth work and increasing its quality. The creation of the manual “On the Wings of the Ladybug” is a result of the project “ACHIEVE-innovative methods for training and development of youth workers” which used and adapted approaches based on Ecocentric development (ECD) and Positive Psychology (PP) in the context of the Youth field for the first time. The manual represents both a methodology for personal development of the youth workers and a set of tools/practices/methods for direct implementation when working with young people. The content is based on literature review and practical experiments and experience during the project. This manual opens new opportunities in the youth sector, especially by incorporating the suggested innovative methodologies.
The project “ACHIEVE – innovative methods for training and development of youth workers” – 2016-2-BG01-KA205-023835 is a result of the cooperation between experts in the youth field from Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus, funded by the European Erasmus+ Programme under Key Action 2.