Gap Year – this is a break in action
Gap Year consisting in choosing a different option from the previous (educational) action pattern, it is checking in other life situations than the previous one. Seeing the possibilities created by the current network of continuous changes, we started designing a new model of development and creation, we create a learning community and a practicing transformation of reality. We believe in a world where people use courage to talk about what they disagree with and reconstruct existing principles. Where they start to act and help create the present about which they dream. We want to achieve this by creating a freedom, the possibility of being critical and deciding for ourselves the space in which even the most radical, bold ideas and ideas can arise.
This platform is one of the steps towards this vision.
The Gap Year program is a proposal for people who have completed a specific stage of education and are not sure what decisions they should take towards further education – what kind of university to choose, what course of study and if they should choose a formal education path at all or are they ready to take up professional work and further self-education? During the participation in the gap year program for youth, it is possible to generate many ideas for your professional development through contact with mentors, participation in internships, or courses available to online platforms. The program offers by gathering in one place many proposals for people who hesitate in choosing the shape of their further education – the opportunity to try their talents, the chance to “check” in a real project.
The program is to inspire further development, to help you get to know myself better.
We decided to design a new model of development and creation, noticing opportunities that today’s connected and constantly changing world possesses.
We believe in the world, where people speak courageously about things they don’t agree with and reconstruct the functioning rules. Where they start acting to help create the new presence that they dream about.
We want to achieve this by building space which is full of freedom, where one has the possibility to become a critical thinker. space, where every most radical and brave idea can be born, grow and see the daily light.
This platform is a step towards that vision.
TUversity is the author of the platform. It was created as a part of Erasmus + project, realised with OFF school foundation, in partnership with Universitatea Alternativă, funded with the support from the European Union.
TUgap year project
Project TUgap year was jointly initiated and developed by OFF school Foundation from Poland and CROS from Romania. The project fits into the priorities of YOUTH: “Promoting entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship education among young people,” as well as “Promoting youth empowerment” and “Promoting good youth work”.
The project has a direct connection and impact on young people aged 18-30, including those with fewer opportunities and non-formal education. The goal of the project is to build a GAP YEAR program that will help you find young people, orient yourself to future work, find your career path, and strengthen your skills.
The program will take into account the holistic nature of the individual learning of young people, learning new areas, acquiring knowledge and skills, and implements the most effective ways to help young people develop autonomously and responsibly.
The innovative nature of the project will focus primarily on youth-oriented solutions in the form of the GAP YEAR program, which will be a model for young people who, on their own initiative, want to expand their competencies, experience but also for those seeking direction, inspiration, Not only in the sphere of formal learning.
– greater ability of young people to plan their education, including non-formal education and career development,
– the possibility of verifying alternative forms of learning, workshops, events, internships for young people,
– improving the quality and effectiveness of educational activities for young people
– enhance the ability to search information, select content, prioritize, manage yourself in time among youth
– more effective use of time during study / study by participating in the Gap Year program – this does not necessarily mean a break in education – it can only be carried out in parallel to study
– promote the development of solutions developed in other European countries among non-formal education institutions and bodies
– increased interest in non-formal education of young people
– building traffic and interest in GAP YEAR among young people.
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