Training Course "EUtopia? -Diversity in changing Europe": ​Call for participants from the Western Balkan region

Publication date
May 10, 2016
Deadline
May 13, 2016
Short description

TheTraining Course "EUtopia? - Diversity in Changing Europe" will take place on 26th June–1st July 2016 in Serbia.

Recently a growing number of migrants and reugees from conflict areas has entered Europe, evoking both political and moral dilemmas within the European Union and beyond. Although immigration has always been an integral part of European economic affluence and cultural heritage, recently it has increasingly been opposed. Further on, Europe is witnessing a rise of xenophobia and cultural stereotyping, escalating into political extremism and radicalism.

The training course aims at providing youth work practitioners with competences and tools to understand and better respond to the current realities of young people in changing Europe.The implications of the European migrant crisisis approached from the perspective of how it mirrors the contemporary problematic of dealing with diversity in Europe.The participants will have a chance to gain information and critically reflect on the topic from different angles together with colleagues from other countries, as well as to acquire transferable skills to facilitate young people’s proactive adaptation and empowerment.

Aim:
The aim of the activity is to provide youth workers with competences and tools to understand and better respond to contemporary realities of youth in changing Europe.

Objectives:
•to share multiple perspectives on the European migrant crisis and its implications on youth as well as to explore the socio-political interconnectedness of different aspects influencing the phenomenon;
•to understand reasoning and motivation behind people’s views and attitudes, discover how public opinion is formed and encourage critical thinking;
•to explore the concept of diversity, its limits and potentials;
•to identify the role of youth work practitioners in promoting diversity;
•to develop tools for promoting diversity and to support international cooperation among participants.

Aim:
The aim of the activity is to provide youth workers with competences and tools to understand and better respond to contemporary realities of youth in changing Europe.

Objectives:
•to share multiple perspectives on the European migrant crisis and its implications on youth as well as to explore the socio-political interconnectedness of different aspects influencing the phenomenon;
•to understand reasoning and motivation behind people’s views and attitudes, discover how public opinion is formed and encourage critical thinking;
•to explore the concept of diversity, its limits and potentials;
•to identify the role of youth work practitioners in promoting diversity;
•to develop tools for promoting diversity and to support international cooperation among participants

Participants’ profile:
The event is open to participants who:
•are working directly with young people a setting of non-formal learning;
•having awareness of diversity matters in Europe and their implications on young people in
their local communities;
•are prepared to invest time for prior learning before the training course (ca.10 hours in mid-May to the end of June 2016) ;
•are over 18 years old;
•are able to communicate effectively in English

Source: SALTO-YOUTH
 

Type
  • ERASMUS+
Geographical focus
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
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Entry created by Anna Sirocco on May 10, 2016
Modified on May 10, 2016