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CRE8IVE - Creative Approach to Key Competence Building for Marginalized Young Adults

Youth work and the wider adult education sector is often regarded as the poor relation when it comes to investment in continuous professional development resources for staff working in the sector. The provision of support to disadvantaged youth is broad and expansive, covering every possible conceivable formal, informal and non-formal learning environment and opportunity. Training youth workers and adult education staff to keep up to date with the latest competence requirements is a real challenge and often more specialized areas for training are ignored.

The CRE8IVE project recognizes the key role to be played by youth workers and adult education professionals, and wants to ensure that they can benefit from the provision of essential continuous professional development training. For many disadvantaged youth, formal education approaches have failed to deliver the learning outcomes required in today’s economy and the creative arts can be a more effective teaching method to acquire basic and transversal skills.

Project aim: The aim of CRE8IVE is to support innovation in education for youth-at-risk by supporting the continuous professional development (CPD) of youth workers and education staff working in this area.


  1. Study the good practices in creative media disciplines
  2. Develop web-based platforms, supporting a wide range of innovative online course-ware
  3. Develop a train-the-trainer curriculum to support youth workers and adult education professionals working with disadvantaged youth
  4. Develop an online toolbox for educators to support the acquisition of key competences
  5. Prepare a policy paper, comprising a statement of relevant current policy and recommendations

Project coordinator:

Romania, Asociatia pentru Educatie si Dezvoltare Durabila (AESD)

Project partners:

  • Cyprus, CARDET
  • Ireland, Meath Partnership
  • Bulgaria, Bulgarian development agency sdruzhenie (BDA)
  • Greece, University of Peloponnese
  • Portugal, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ)
  • Italy, Speha Fresia
  • Finland, INNOVENTUM OY

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of CARDET, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
[Project Number: 2015-2-RO01-KA205-015354]