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Think global, live local: Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations
Start date: May 2, 2016, End date: Oct 1, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Think global, live local: Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations Duration: May 2016, 8 training days & 2 travel daysLocation: Aquitaine, FrancePartnership: 6 international partners (5 Europeans + 1 French) Number of participants: 4 per organisation, 24 participants + 4 trainersLanguage: English Background of the project: Concordia was created after the WW2 in order to rebuild what was destroyed during the war and to promote peace between people. Concordia joined the movement of non-formal education. We are promoting an education for all by all without age, sexual, cultural, religious or economic distinction. Beyond all, on his charter, Concordia encourages the circulation of people and ideas through international exchanges. Concordia highlights this strong idea in answer of the actual fear climate caused by the recent tragic events which occurred in France and the immigration phenomenon. Moreover, those events taken back by extremist movements provoke a feeling of fear in the population and a cultural compartmentalization. With this training, Concordia Aquitaine wants to provide a space to go against the rise of actual pessimistic speeches in order to explore the situation of migrants, immigrants, asylum seekers from another point of view.We would like to focus on youth immigrant to emphasize the intercultural dynamic created by these people considered as "people with fewer opportunities".Connections will be made with local partners working with youth immigrant (eg, school with special class for non-French speaker; social structure hosting unaccompanied foreign minors) and setting up a mutual understanding dialogue (eg, the “No hate speech” movement, development of global citizenship concept). We are willing to highlight initiatives and ideas of the network in order to promote interculturality and the “living together”.Objectives of the project:This training aims to reinforce participant’s capacities to develop and promote intercultural interest of youth immigration in the activities of their organization.The main objectives are:- Enhancing a reflection about interculturality and youth immigrant - starting by explaining each national context - Exchanging working methods and common practices to favor an inclusive dynamic in each participant organization- Developing new tools and methods focusing on youth immigrant’s inclusive dynamic- Promoting and exploring innovating practices such as Global Citizenship concept and no hate speech movement- Reflecting on the role and position of facilitators working with this target groupProfile of participants: This training targets social workers, youth workers, volunteers, workcamps leaders, active members in their organization curious about interculturality and young people whose story is linked to immigration and who would like to run activities dealing with this young target group.Participants need to be motivated and ready to participate to the entire training.Methodology:The methodology, based on the reinforcement of non-formal education values and the structure of this European training will serve to further encourage an active involvement of each participant. This will allow participants to be able to develop competencies and new tools in order to develop a sensitive approach about intercultural issues in their organization and spread the final outcomes.Non-formal education values will be share with workshops in large or small groups, sharing of experience and know-how, debates, participative evaluations - using innovating methods of learning.
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