EPTO's Brussels-based pilot project "Pairs & repères" which brings together youth aged 15-22 around issues of social and cultural diversity and encourages them to launch their own citizen initiatives, has come to an end.
European Peer Training Organisation - EPTO
EPTO provides a space where young people can be learners and educators, sharing with their peers their competencies in a spirit of collaboration.
In EPTO, individual knowledge becomes collective knowledge.
The pilot phase of “Potential for Life” is slowly coming to and end. This new project was designed to give an answer to the growing challenge of disengagement in education and early school leaving. Through the metaphor of a journey, students experience activities that enable them to discover their own and others’ ways of learning (metacognitive abilities), support their feeling of being empowered to better participate in their learning paths and environments, and ultimately contributes to (re)gain their love for learning (motivation, self-determination and resilience).
What is AMO Reliance's vision?
Reliance's vision regarding training is to empower teenagers to support and reflect with each other. We know that a message delivered by youth to other youth has more impact than if the message comes from an adult. The peer-to-peer methodology has enabled us to count on many young people to implement projects of different types (dance, computer science, school homework, the fight against bullying, prevention of discrimination, well-being...). Young people have demonstrated skills that are usually not valued by the adult world with young people. Reliance intends to keep involving young people in training and well-being related activities for their peers.