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Beyond Boundaries – European perspectives on youth work as a democratic institution in preventing racism and discrimination


9 May 2018 | Dresden, Germany

What specific qualifications do youth workers require to confront right-wing populism, racism, sexism and homophobia? The event provides a forum for those with practical experience of dealing with discrimination to get impulses and exchange ideas.
It is not only in Germany that it has become more acceptable to express right-wing populist and anti-democratic positions and attitudes. The way they have been normalised represents a European challenge confronting personnel and projects involved in youth work internationally. Against this background the question of professionalism in the field of democratic education in youth work is gaining general significance. It is posed on both a macro social and a pan-European level. What specific qualifications do professionals in youth work require in order to confront right-wing populism, racism, sexism and homophobia? Which aspects are encompassed by their professional self-image and what role is played here by the structural conditions for youth work on the ground? And how can strategies and instruments that have proved successful in certain places be transferred successfully to other local contexts? The aim of the event is to provide a forum where those with practical experience of confronting the phenomena described can exchange ideas. It will take a look at international perspectives of developing theories about right-wing populism, racism and the dynamics of. At the same time, efforts to raise the potential and professional expertise of youth work on the European level are to be noted. The intended result is joint quality development and the linking of international and local approaches to democratic education and prevention in youth work. Since the event is aimed at a local and international audience, points will take place in German and English language. To ensure joint exchange of ideas translation will be provided.

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Training overview

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This Seminar is

for 15 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers

Working language(s):



AGJF Sachsen e.V. (Youth NGO)

The AGJF Sachsen e.V. is an umbrella organization for youth work in Saxony that realizes trainings, conferences, exchange programmes and consulting for professionals in Youth Work. To enhance quality and promote professionalization is our first and foremost focus in our work.

Contact for questions:

Romy Nowak


Phone: +49 371 533 64 22


Fee: 25,00 € Meals and Snacks are provided during the conference. Travel and accommodation costs can be reimbursed up to 200 Euros; We can assist you in finding a suitable place to stay.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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