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An Sanctoir

The liberating experience of theatre and a culturally diverse group of youth workers got this project on the right track towards multicultural dialogue. “An Sanctoir’’ is an interactive, intercultural training programme that allowed youth workers to learn about and share theatrical teaching methods that explore intercultural understanding. The participants consisted of professional youth workers from nine different European countries who had little or no experience with the Youth in Action Programme. Some of them were not fluent in English, but they overcame their linguistic barriers and cultural differences by working together in various workshops and training sessions. Through theatre, participants felt free to share their views on intercultural learning, putting their cultural misunderstandings and communication challenges aside. The methodology offered a safe environment for them to express their feelings and ideas on intercultural issues. The participants actively engaged in the training workshops and, despite the occasional challenges, they found it rewarding and beneficial to share their knowledge and experience with each other and the youth. The project was not without an audience, as it also included a performance and workshop that was open to the public. Over 70 people from the local community showed up to take part and learn about intercultural teaching through theatre. At the end of the project, the group produced a workbook with training modules that has been made available at no cost through each participating organisation’s website.
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  • Youth\Youth in action (2007-2013)\Youth Support Systems\Training and networking of those active in youth work and youth organisations
  • Project on ERASMUS Platform