YOUthWORKs for Peace
Start date: May 1, 2016,
End date: Jun 30, 2017
“YOUthWORKs for Peace” is the title of the follow up Training Course which is scheduled to take place in Athens, Greece from 4th until 11th of October 2016 (including travel days).This Training Course will involve 25 participants who actively took part in the project “Young Activists for Peace – Welcome Refugees” and in other relevant youth exchanges and local activities with the aim to evaluate and assess the results of these but also to acquire further competences in peace building, conflict resolution and intercultural dialogue.The main idea is to provide participants with the necessary tools, insight and methodological competence for working with local young people and refugees. Main training contents will be methods and tools for promoting peace and non-violent conflict resolution in relation to the inclusion and integration of refugees in our communities. The pedagogical concept will be “Youth as agents of peace” and participants will learn to use this concept in their respective work context with young people. Furthermore the training is an opportunity to analyze challenges and benefits of welcoming refugees in each participating country and for the European Union as a whole. During the activity, participants will have the chance to visit national organizations working in the front line with refugees, to better understand from firsthand their situation and the challenges they and the ones who support them have to face. The visits will also allow participants to reflect about how young people they work with could be involved in voluntary service projects to support refugees (i.e. with EVS) and what would be the challenges and benefits of such projects. Finally participants will evaluate their experience and assess their learning process from the activities they organized with young people and children during the summer. They will jointly develop non formal learning activities for youth groups involving refugees and other sensitive groups of young people for summer 2017.
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