NFE Project Summary
overall aim of this project is to bring together experts in the
field of social development and change, educators, social workers,
outdoor facilitators, youth from youth organisations and researchers
in order to create a Non-Formal Educational Framework (NFEF) which,
constitutes the main element of a European Training Centre of Excellence
within the European Institute of Outdoor Adventure Education and
Experiential Learning (EOE).
best practice in the field of non-formal education through outdoor
adventure activities in the area of social integration of under-privileged
youth, disabled, immigrants, minorities groups, youth at risk and
2. Create a panel of experts in the aim of selecting
the most valuable experience in the field of non-formal education
by taking into consideration problems, which have both, a transnational
and a specific, national or local character.
Activities: Identification of experts in each country by taking
into account their achievements in the field of youth work. Involvement
of the experts in the project.
3. Creation of a 'Non-formal educational framework (NFEF)',
which will be structured as a social learning programme.
Activities: Analysis of non-formal educational needs for specific
target groups of young people. Evaluation of the ways in which these
needs can be fulfilled by using outdoor activities. Selection of
examples of good practice throughout Europe. Structuring the educational
interventions by employing the theory of social learning and change.
Creation of the Non-Formal Education Framework.
4. Production of manuals and of an e-learning (Content Learning
Management System) for the delivery of the NFEF.
Activities: Editing of the manual; Translation of the manual in
participant countries' language; Creation of a CLMS on an electronic
environment (CD and WWW) which is both authentic and interactive.
5. Creation of a Training Centre of Excellence, which, in
addition to theoretical preparation will provide high quality practical
preparation of facilitators, instructors and social workers.
Activities: Evaluation of the training needs adjacent to NFEF; Evaluation
of the Brathay centre potential; Piloting the NFEF training session;
Organisation of training courses;
6. Establish the foundation for a benchmarking system
for Outdoor Education in Europe and the guidelines for good practice
in collaboration with National organisations.
Activities: Identification of educational priorities for various
groups of young people. The establishment of performance criteria.
The establishment of performance indicators.
of existing publications
-Publication of findings.