This manual was created and edited during the European Union international training project "Motivation - De-motivation in Youth Work" (MD TC). The project was supported by the European Commission within Youth in Action Programme Action 4.3.
The aim of the project was to introduce youth workers around the Europe with different motivation theories in order to develop their understanding of their own motivation factors in youth work, help to motivate the other young people and to develop their communication skills.
This manual is a product of the team work of the group of 29 young people from Estonia, Turkey, Croatia, Latvia and Poland who took part in the training course, which was held in Cesis, Latvia 6th to 13th October 2013. All participants of this training contributed their ideas, time and hard work to the development of the manual.
This manual will be a good resource for
- Youth workers, all those who work with young people and has a need to understand their motivational and de-motivation factors for active participation;
- Young people who seeks to understand their own motivation and de-motivational factors;
- Anyone who is interested in individual and group motivation and de-motivation processes.