Learning from the clash of cultures - TfT
Start date: Mar 1, 2012,
The training course “Learning from the clash of cultures” will bring together youth trainers from the EFIL/AFS network in order to enhance conflict resolution and trainer competence, within the context of intercultural exchange and EVS programmes. The event will take place in Latvia, and will involve 25 participants, 4 trainers and 2 support staff from 16 European countries. EFIL, as the applicant organisation, will co-ordinate the communication between the project partners. The hosting role will be played by its Member Organisation, AFS Latvia. All the promoters will co-shape the event, recruit and prepare participants and conduct dissemination and follow-up activities.During the 7-day programme participants will enhance their understanding of the conflicts arising due to intercultural differences, learn different strategies which can be applied to resolve them, reflect on passing the conflict resolution competence to other young people and finally design and implement practice training sessions for the benefit of other youth workers.The project content will tackle issues of inter-religious and intercultural dialogue, contribute to combating discrimination based on culture and promote volunteering in exchange organisations.Through interactive participatory methods and peer learning, the competence existing among participants and their organisations will be explored.As key multipliers (trainers), participants will pass knowledge onto their peer volunteers who work with exchange participants at the grassroots level. This multiplication will happen both during the event (practice sessions at the parallel Volunteer Summer Summit) and afterwards, in the national, local and regional realities of participants. The outcomes of the project will thus benefit a great number of young Europeans involved directly and indirectly in intercultural exchange and EVS programmes.
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