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Training Course Game of Cultures: New challenges for our communities

Dates: 16-23 February 2020

Venue: Italy

Eligible are 30 participants coming from:  Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 7th January 2020

The main aim of the training course is to improve the competence of youth workers in order to promote the active role of local communities in the inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

General Description

The so called “refugee crisis”, which Europe experienced between 2015-2017 brought consequences in the EU policy and in youth work practices.

Nowadays, when the emergency phase and the media attention is over, youth workers and local communities are facing new challenges and need to develop their own competences in working with young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (YMRA).

In the inclusion processes, everyone is involved in an intercultural learning process and a crucial role is played by the ability to actively involve local communities.

This experiential training course will focus on 2 main areas:

  •  a sharing and reflection space about the current situation at an European and local level;
  • how to use local communities for the inclusion process of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

The Italian experience in the inclusion of YMRA at local level with the active involvement of local communities will be used as a starting point for further reflection and action.

Main Aim:

To improve the competence of youth workers to promote the active role of local communities in the inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.


  •  to explore the Italian example of active involvement of local communities in the inclusion process including meetings with local actors;
  • to reflect and discuss on the challenges that migrants, asylum seekers and refugees and youth workers face today at an European and local level;
  • to offer a space for sharing good practices in inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees;
  • to learn and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to work on diversity, intercultural learning and inclusion;
  • to explore how to work with local community: identify, understand and act;
  • to identify international opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes to foster inclusion;
  • to promote networking and partnership among participants.

Target group: youth workers, youth leaders, social workers working in the field of inclusion, with a special focus on migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, wishing to work with intercultural learning in the local community.

Venue: the training course will take place in a small village/town of central Italy active in an inclusion project for asylum seekers, migrants and refugees. This will support participants in understanding the impact of this kind of project in local communities.

Participants are invited to face the challenges connected with hosting the training in a rural /remote area. Exact location of the training will be communicated as soon as possible.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.




Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani – ANG

Phone: 0637591248

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule Game of Cultures.pdf

Contact for questions:

Alessia Cecchini

E-mail: a.denicola@agenziagiovani.it

E-Mail: a.cecchini@agenziagiovani.it