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Religious diversity
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Nov 30, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Training course will be held in Topola, Serbia. It will be run from 25thAugust to 01th of September 2015 and the countries involved will be: Austria, Turkey, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Spain, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. EUROPEAN YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS, from Belgrade, Serbia as hosting organization, will coordinate a 8-days training course. The Training course aims to address the religious diversity and discrimination issues that are becoming increasingly pertinent in European society. Using interactive and participatory methods it will deal effectively with general prejudice and discrimination and seeks to provide adult educators, teachers and volunteers with tools for situations where religious diversity and discrimination are a concern. Main aims of the project: - creation of the respect and curiosity for the religious diversity - contribution to the understanding between cultures and intercultural learning - promotion of the values, skills and anti-discriminative attitude towards the religious diversity in youth work Main objectives of the project: - raising awareness of participants that each individual has specific religious identity - raising understanding among participants for the issues in religious diversity - facilitating the dialogue between the participants representing different cultures and sharing the experiences of different cultures and religions - gaining the skills to observe the current trends for stereotypical thinking about the religions, prejudices against them and discrimination - developing curiosity for the religious diversity in the world and ability to be impressed by them - developing the individual skills and competences and tools to build the multicultural society and society opened for diversity - creating the possibility for participants to come with new ideas for transfer of the new skills to their working realities in international youth work his TC (project) will give the participants the chance for individual reflection about beliefs, cultural reflection about role of the religion in their country, connection to tradition and the way it is practiced in their own circles. All that methods used during the training course will create the situation of common learning and exchange and will provide tools to improve the quality if the youth work in home countries of participants. It will help them to acknowledge the topic of religious diversity in their local and international projects, especially there where it might influence inclusion (organisations that work with migrants, minorities, multi-ethnic communities). In this way the TC will create a great chance for the capacity building as it will offer not only reflection but also tools to approach the topic of diversity in general.

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