The project “The Young Side of the Moon” aims at promoting the exchanges and cooperation in the field of youth between youth organisations engaged in community development from different World-contexts (Italy, Senegal, Kenya, India, Vietnam, Latvia, Greece, Cyprus).

The project will focus on how the global crisis affects young people in its multi-dimensions. Different youth needs around the world will be addressed according to a creative approach experimented by PRISM, which is based on using the concept album of Pink Floyd entitled "The Dark Side of the Moon". Therefore, according to the sequence of the songs contained in the album, the following topics will be addressed: Economic Crisis (Track: Money), Crisis of cultural references and values (Tracks: On the run / breathe), Migrations and Inclusion (Track: Us and them), Environment (Track: Eclipse). The project includes different mobility activities of youth workers: N.1 Training Course (IT) + N.4 Job Shadowing activities hosted in the Partner Countries involved. The TC will provide a non-formal and creative training on the Project Cycle Management linked to the concept of Nonviolent Community Development, equipping youth workers with knowledge, key competences and learning tools needed for the development and delivery of community-based projects. The job shadowing activities will offer a reciprocal opportunity for practical learning experience, good practice exchange, key competences acquisition, long-term partnership building. The overall goal is to engage youth workers to step up into leadership roles in their local and global communities as agent and multipliers for sustainable co-development and growth.

Main activities:

  • Training course in Italy (Caltanissetta) involving 24 youth workers from all participating countries.

  • Job shadowing in Senegal (Ziguinchor), India (Vijayawada), Vietnam (Hanoi), Kenya (Nairobi) involving 20 youth workers from all participating countries.

Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained there.

PROGRAMME: ERASMUS+ KA2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of youth


DURATION: 02/10/2014 – 02/04/2016



The final booklet "The young side of the moon: youth workers and community development around the World.
The booklet is intended as a learning resource to support community development in the frame of youth work, specifically targeting youth workers that are engaged in community work with disadvantaged young people. Overall it aims to provide inspiration and guidelines to provide youth workers with knowledge, key competences and practical tools needed for the development and delivery of community-based projects that responds to identified young people community’s needs. PCM is combined with a creative approach experimented by Prism, which is based on use the concept album of Pink Floyd entitled "The Dark Side of the Moon".

The booklet gives also an inside look to youth work and community development as experienced in different regions of the World: Senegal, India, Vietnam, Kenya.

Here you can see created guide for youth workers.


We invite you to get to know more about the activities that were accomplished within this project. Participants who took part in training course in Caltanissetta (Italy), job shadowing in India and Kenya sharing their experience in their articles.

Job shadowing in India
Job shadowing in India
Training course for youth workers in Caltanissetta (Italy)
Job shadowing in Kenya
Erasmus+ project
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