Active against Discrimination
Start date: Aug 7, 2015,
End date: Feb 6, 2016
Project aims at preparing youth workers and young leaders to work in the field of antidiscrimination and attitudes of individuals and groups to promote greater understanding and equality in their societies.
Participants will explore the situation of groups particularly endangered to discrimination. The educational process will also introduce elements of anti-discriminatory workshops which will help to self-evaluate and analyse the habituated attitudes and beliefs towards particular groups and individuals which are at risk of discrimination.
This training course will consist of two modules – first one will analyse and look more closely at the situation of groups at risk of discrimination and their relation with the mainstream society:
MAINSTREAM SOCIETY AND MINORITIES (ethnic, religious, sexual, etc.)
MAINSTREAM SOCIETY AND NEWCOMERS (migrants, refugees, asylum seekers)
MAINSTREAM SOCIETY AND GENDER ISSUES
Second part will introduce core of the anti-discriminatory education – main topics of the anti-discriminatory workshop will be focused on stereotypes, prejudices and phenomenon of discrimination as such. Participants will explore the roots and discuss the possible solutions to discussed problems. They will learn and discuss how adequately react to the discriminatory situations in their surroundings – either based on their experience, or in the witnessed situations.
Overall, during this training, participants will discuss the reasons and mechanisms of exclusion and discrimination of particular groups from the mainstream society, the mechanisms of stereotyping and prejudices. We will analyse the relations between the minority and majority groups and practice different methods to react to discrimination. Participants therefore will be equipped with knowledge and skills to discover discriminatory situations in public spaces and react to them, as well as to multiply this in their local communities.
The 7 days residential training course will be hosted in Lower Silesia, Poland and will include 24 participants from 8 Programme countries.
Each partner organisation should send 3 youth workers, young leaders or junior trainers.
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