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ComICS: Creating InterCultural Stories

Training Course

14-22 January 2017 | Latvia

International training course on comics' creating as a creative learning tool to express personal stories and to promote healthy intercultural dialouge.
Migration is a contradictory and sensitive topic nowadays, rising fears, intolerance and prejudices all around Europe. Every youth worker, youth leader and trainer working internationally is a value-builder. Sooner or later they face the migration topic, so supportive tools on how to speak about the migration, how to raise awareness and empathy among young people towards migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, and how to foster intercultural dialogue are very needed. The objectives of the training course are: *) to raise awareness and empathy about the current migration situation in Europe; *) to gain practical skills of making comics and using comics as facilitation and learning tool in intercultural education; *) to create comics that could be used as learning material on intercultural dialogue and to raise awareness of immigration issues in Europe. As a result of the training, an e-book of the participants’ comics will be created and a travelling exhibition will be organized in the partner countries.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 22 participants

from Germany, Latvia, Poland, Portugal

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders

Working language(s):



NGO "Grafiskie Stāsti" www.komikss.lv (Youth NGO)

NGO “Grafiskie stasti” (Graphic Stories) is an international comics publisher based in Riga, Latvia. It is the only organisation in Latvia working on regular basis to promote comics culture and people’s participation in telling and reading graphic stories. Association’s aim is to foster comics culture and young artists in Latvia, as well as spread comics art around the world.
Next to publishing comics, it organizes workshops for a variety of groups – children and youngsters, students of art schools and professional artists, seniors and general public. Together with Latvian artists "Grafiskie stāsti" regularly takes part in international comic festivals and organizes exhibitions in Latvia and abroad.


  • Pracownia Innowacji Edukacyjnych i Spolecznych “Po co?” (Poland) (Youth NGO)
  • Jugendakademie Walberberg (Germany) (Youth NGO)
  • Rota Jovem (Portugal) (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Sintija Lase


Phone: +37122088990


The training course is supported by Erasmus+: Youth in Action program, thus accommodation, food and working materials are covered. There is a symbolic participation fee of 20 EUR per participant. Travel reimburesement will be done by bank transfer after the training on certain conditions: the cheapest means of transportation are chosen; you have actively participated in the whole training course and organized comics’ exhibition in your home country after the training; you have provided all the original travel documents (tickets, invoices, boarding passes). N.B.! Travel reimbursement cannot exceed these limits (per participant): Latvia – 25 EUR; Poland – 200 EUR; Germany – 200 EUR; Portugal – 380 EUR.

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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