C1- Blended mobility for young people

The Blended Mobility for young people (BM) (C1) met the main objective of piloting the various e-learning units that make up the online course (PR3) aimed at young people. This provided proper evaluation and feedback for them, with a view to their official release and use in the field of peacebuilding. BM (C1) was used to evaluate the content of the online course (PR3) and to refine the core content to adapt to the characteristics of the target group and to identify any unforeseen implementation issues. The participants’ daily agenda and activities were very intensive and organized to cover all the different PR3 eLearning units. BM (C1) happened in two phases (online and physical mobility):

-In the first phase (6 weeks), which took place online, each partner included five young people who went through all PR3 e-learning modules and reported their impressions, problems and feedback to the responsible partner. After this first phase of piloting and the feedback received, the activities in each e-learning unit were refined as needed.

-In the second phase (6 days + 2 days of travel) (30 young people), which was conducted through physical mixed mobility in Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized by the International University of Birch (IBU), the young people who participated in the first pilot phase were included in intensive face-to-face workshops. There they experimented with new concepts, implemented the knowledge gained from PR3 activities at a more complex level, communicated freely and participated in joint activities. After this second phase of piloting and the feedback received, the activities in each eLearning unit were refined as needed.

Prior to physical mobility (second phase) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, young people also underwent pre-departure training at the premises of the sending organization where the project, learning objectives, participant expectations, contribution to mobility tracking, travel planning and carbon footprint awareness of participants were considered. The educational methods were a combination of formal and informal learning techniques, cooperative learning and experiential learning. Prior to the start of each activity session, time was also dedicated to energizers and ice breakers aimed at establishing empathy and group building among participants.