Game of Cultures: inclusion of young migrants and refugees

Határidő: 2017.12.10.

Training Course
29 January - 5 February 2018 | Cascais, Portugal

for 30 participants
from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

and recommended for
Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Project managers, Youth Policy Makers, EVS mentors/tutors

Working language(s): English

Organizer:
Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action (National Agency)
Co-organizer(s):
Bureau International Jeunesse (BELGIUM-FR NA) (National Agency)
Spanish National Agency for Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme (National Agency)
SALTO Cultural Diversity (SALTO)


“Winter” is coming.
More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, continuing this trend in 2016 and 2017, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating
division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling and including people.

This training course will focus on the work with local communities and not specially in working
directly with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees themselves. Inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees is very hard in communities which lack the openness and are not aware of the issues and challenges associated with it.

Working in the intercultural competences of local communities throughout Europe is a key element for a healthier relationship between all parties and a better Europe towards the future. This training course is focused on intercultural learning in the field of youth and alternative approaches towards it. Taking different points of view (arriving and hosting) to the situations and possible conflicts, we will be exploring and using different tools that youth workers can use when organizing activities related to cultural diversity, but also giving space for discussion and theoretical considerations.

This training is not only for Youth Workers who work directly with refugees and migrants, but for all those who work in multicultural environments and work in communities who face the challenge of newly arrived cultures.

Game of Cultures is the 2nd edition of an intensive training course with 6 full training days.

Main aim:

  • to support, empower and develop the competences of youth workers so that they can act on their local youth communities in order to create multiplier agents, promoting and encouraging intercultural dialogue in their local communities in order to enhance its openness to the inclusion of migrants and refugees, with a mid and long term perspective.

Objectives:

  • Reflect on the current European and National realities concerning the flux of migrants and refugees and their inclusion;
  • Learn and develop knowledge, competences and tools to work on diversity, intercultural learning and intercultural dialogue;
  • Create awareness of the importance that influence of culture has on person’s behavior and identity;
  • Raise awareness on the cultural differences between different European countries and to what extent this impacts the inclusion/exclusion of migrants and refugees in different societies;
  • Develop tools, activities and sustainable strategies to promote inclusion of migrants and refugees;
  • Explore the potential of young people as actors of inclusion and change on a local level, on a mid and long term perspective;
  • Share good practices related to youth work, inclusion and active participation
  • Acknowledge the Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for intercultural learning, Youth Work and inclusion;
  • Develop an informal network of youth workers and youth leaders tackling the Refugee Crisis and promoting follow up projects and initiatives.

Methodology
The training course will use the principles and methods of Non Formal Learning and will include input sessions, experience-exchange sessions, reflection-groups and discussions. Participants will assume a very active role during the program sharing their knowledge, experience, ideas and questions related to the topic.
The working methods will be varied and interactive in order to ensure a balance between theory and practice, between information and application.

One specific quality of this training course is the focus on projects and concrete use of learning products, therefore participants will be supported and guided on the development, implementation and evaluation of their own tools or projects for intercultural learning and dialogue.
This is an intensive training course with 6 full training days of about 7 hours working time per day. There is one free afternoon, but other than that it is to be expected a demanding schedule.

Target groups

  • Youth workers
  • Trainers
  • Youth leaders
  • Youth Policy Makers
  • EVS mentors/tutors

Working language: English

Team of trainers: Saro Rossi (Italy) and Rodrigo Vilarinho (Portugal)

Training overview

Costs
This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

Note: Hungarian applicants are expected to apply on a Hungarian and on an English application form, too.

Jelentkezési lap
Kódszám a jelentkezéshez: 2017-1-HU01-KA218-000155

Application form in English

Application deadline: 10 December 2017
Date of selection: 18 December 2017

Contact for questions:
Gulácsi Ildikó / Ms Ildikó Gulácsi
TCA koordinátor / TCA coordinator
ildiko.gulacsi@tpf.hu 

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