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Learn by doing – non-formal education

Education and training is part of everyone's life, but it is not made necessarily in a classroom. There are other ways of learning!

"Non-formal education" is defined as any organized educational activity outside the formal education system, that addresses specific learners and has specific training objectives. Non-formal learning aims at linking social and personal learning achieved with active participation from the participant's experiential way, autonomy, critical attitude, creativity and other forms of interactive learning.


Non-formal education depends on a large degree on the context in which it is provided.

This is why the Cyprus Youth Clubs Organization and the Cyprus Youth Council will always have something to offer to their members: Seminars, workshops and activities offer their members the opportunity of coexistence and dissemination of a cognitive, emotional and practical dimension of learning.