Project Management in the Context of Youth Work
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Projektitöö noorsootöö kontekstis
Course title in English
Project Management in the Context of Youth Work
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The aim of the course is to give students an overview about project management in youth work; to give knowledge of the project cycle in youth field; to introduce the key principles in writing a project; to give knowledge about various funds and programmes, that support projects in youth work and create preconditions to use those skills in practical youth work.
Brief description of the course
Basic concepts of project management. The project cycle and stages of the project. Project planning, activities and resource planning, project team, informing, evaluation. Projects in youth work. Compilation and writing a projekt, including SWOT analysis. Evaluation of the projects. Potential sources of finance in Estonia. International funding in youth field.
Independent work
2 independent work:
The first work is to find the description of one youth project and analyze project management by project stages.
Second independent work is group work (3-5 people) prepare a project proposal with funding options and make an oral presentation in class. The lengths of the project proposal for funding depends on the content of the theme of the project and funding programme equirements. After the group work in the class students compare the sources used and different views on the subject.
Learning outcomes in the course
After completing the course student will:
- be familiar with the basics of project management, and can use them in organizing everyday work in youth work;
- know how to compile and write the project using SWOT analysis;
- be able to analyze different stages of the project;
- be familiar with and is able to use a variety of local and international financial sources to fund different youth field projects.
Assessment methods
Practical group work tasks (70%) and individual written exam (30%).
Lianne Teder
Replacement literature
Projektinõustamise käsiraamat. Noorte osalus ja algatused. 2006. Toim. Conde, H. SALTO Youth Initiatives Resource Centre.

Vabaühingu projektitaotluse koostamise juhend. Koost. Laius, A. [Võrguteavik.] SA Kodanikuühiskonna Sihtkapital.

Sildnik, H. Projekt kui mitteformaalse õppe osa. E-kursus. Tallinna Ülikool.