Training Course: Dialogue Above Judgment
Dates: 12-20 November 2019
Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia
Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine
Application deadline: 20th September 2019
Training course aims to give youth workers skills and competences regarding the topic of intercultural dialogue by understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe and neighboring countries
Processes of the globalization, social-economic conditions in neighboring countries, and conflicts in developing countries force thousands of people to migrate in Europe for sake of finding shelter and better living conditions there.
It caused mixing of various people and nationalities, coexistence of people with different backgrounds; however, this process also led to conflicts among those groups, judging people by their backgrounds, judgment based mainly on stereotypes and prejudices. All these reasons interrupt process of developing civil societies within states.
Each conflict situation can be multiplied in future and lead us to dangerous situations in various countries. Thus, the main aim of the training course is to increase level of awareness of youth workers, to give useful tools, teach new methodologies and activities that will help them to make their local realities better, to lead their societies change towards peaceful civil society.
Nowadays we often face discrimination based on religion, race, nationality etc. Europe needs more cohesive and inclusive societies, to promote common European values, foster social integration, enhance intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community and to prevent violent radicalization. Our Erasmus+ training course is an effective instrument to promote the inclusion of people with disadvantaged backgrounds, including newly arrived migrants.
For above-mentioned reasons, main aims of the project are to build civil societies with tolerance, to create a space where people with different backgrounds will live peacefully. Thus, this investment in knowledge, skills and competences will benefit individuals, institutions, organizations and society as a whole by contributing to growth and ensuring equity, prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond.
- Understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe.
- Teaching young leaders useful tools and methodologies in order to reduce discriminatory and stereotypical thinking.
- To have a space for young leaders to share their best practices of their local societies.
- To involve young leaders from minority groups from various European and neighbor countries.
- Strengthening partnership cooperation among European Union and Eastern Partnership countries and empowering EECA NGOs.
- Creation of a network of like-minded organizations and individuals interested in further cooperation in the field of anti-discrimination and inter-cultural dialogue
- Age 18+, there is no max. age limitation
- Able to communicate in English fluently
- Experienced Youth Workers or individuals who are interested in starting youth work
- Motivated to explore new ideas and methods
- Participants with fewer opportunities (Social, economic, educational and geographical obstacles)
- Each partner organization will be represented by 3 participants (3 participants per country)
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
Accommodation and food
Accommodation and food will be covered by the project
Max. Travel Reimbursement per person:
- Georgia 20 Euro
- Armenia 150 Euro
- Moldova, Ukraine 245 Euro
- Poland, Denmark, Croatia 330 Euro
- Netherlands 500 Euro
- Portugal 790 Euro
There is no participation fee
Organiser: Mellem Education – Youth NGO