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Host a 3 day intensive workshop to scope an accredited Traveller Culture and Identiy programme.
Start date: 01 Aug 2016, End date: 31 Oct 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This project aims to scope out the development of an accredited Traveller culture and Identity programme over a 3 day facilitated workshop with 6 partners, who are in agreement that this action is necessary. The partners are Youth Work Ireland, Youth Action Northern Ireland, Rural Media UK, Norsensus (Norway), Pavee Point , (Ireland) and An Muine Tobar (Northern Ireland). The project will addresses the need for accurate and up to date educational material regarding the Traveller Culture and Identity and was decided on as a result of a) requests from statutory and voluntary bodies over the years to Traveller organisations seeking clarification on what exactly is Traveller Culture and Identity and b) the participation of some of the partners working with young people from the Traveller Community in an Cooperation and Innovation for Good Practices Erasumus project. The project will host a 3 day workshop whereby the partners will have the opportunity to engage in a structured process to agree what an interactive, informative, historical and contemporary Traveller Culture and Identity programme would look like. The project will commence on August 1st 2016 and will be completed by November 30th, 2016. Traveller voices of all ages will contribute and inform the process. Objectives 1. Examine current material available regarding Traveller Culture 2. Decide on Key Elements of the programme 3. Set a time-frame for the next phase of the project 4. Agree lead organization for the development of the KA2 Application for October 5. Decide on partners for next phase of the project6. Agree who will be the primary target group for the finished programme7. Agree best options for accreditation Number of participants will be 28. The activities will include, travel, meet and greet event for partners, facilitated workshops with input from experts in the area of Culture and specifically Traveller Culture, local site visits to Traveller project. Project expected impacts on Participants/Partners 1. Increased skills for the individuals involved 2. New relationships forged between staff 3. Increased knowledge of European projects4. Greater awareness of how Cultural Identity impacts on all aspects of engagement with the Traveller Community 5. Greater cooperation among partners 6. Progress on the development of a well researched educational programme 7.New relationships forged with organisations that hold similar values 8. Increased motivation by the organisations to progress the Traveller Culture and Identity programme.
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