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RE-EMPOWERING_Community Version: Building Resilience and Empowerment in Local Communities
Start date: Aug 16, 2016, End date: Apr 15, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project is a 9 days non-formal educational training programme in Padova (taly), it includes 27 participants from 9 different countries (Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkey, Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania) and it will take place from the 13th to the 21st of January 2017. The main target groups are youth-workers, social workers, teachers, etc. who already work or expect to work with young people and that deal with the topic of migration.After being hit by the economical crises - not all countries recover from - Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of migrants in its history. he 2015 number of asylum applications within the EU-28 was almost double the number recorded within the EU-15 in 1992, when there was a peack due to the Jugoslavian crises (source Eurostat).We believe that youth workers and youth organisations become a change catalyst and a force of empowerment for and in the local communities. An african adage says that it is needed a village to make a child to become an adult: in the same way, we can say that to promote social inclusion of young migrants we need the support of the local communities.The specific objectives are:- to deepen the knowledge of social inclusion and non formal education- to promote an open and creative training environment for non-formal learning;- to support participants in getting familiar with the concept of resilience and empowerment for individuals and communities;- to provide participants with tools to promote empowerment and social inclusion of young migrants and asylum seekers through the cooperation with local communities - to make an experience of community development- to promote a a new role of the youth workers an promoter of community developmentThe activities proposed will be dynamic and interactive and based on the principles of experiential learning. Furthermore, the participants will have the chance to experience directly what they are going to learn by working with a group of young migrants and members of the local community.

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