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Kopā – Üheskoos – Yhdessä – Вместе: Study Visit on Inclusion Practices

Study Visit

25-31 January 2018 | Riga, Jurmala, Pärnu, Tallinn, Helsinki, Lahti, Latvia

The study visit collects youth workers from Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Eastern Partnership countries and Russia to explore youth work practices with young people with less opportunities. The study visit travels through Latvia, Estonia and Finland.

There are many different groups of young people who find getting along in the world more complicated than their peers. In Latvia, Estonia and Finland many different kind of initiatives have been started to empower young people with challenges in life to overcome them and take part in the society.

This study visit explores the idea of doing things together. When someone who needs help gets help, both can go further together. By visiting different organisations - either public, non-governmental or free movements of citizens - it is possible to learn about the diversity of inclusion groups in Europe and meaningful ways to work with them.

Objectives:
• to explore the concept of inclusion and inclusive youth work
• to see examples of diverse practices of inclusion work in three EU Member States
• to explore the realities of inclusion work in participating countries
• to gain knowledge on how to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action as a tool for inclusion
• to develop partnerships between organisations

The activity is suitable for participants

1) Interested in using Erasmus+ Youth in Action in order to empower the lives of young people with fewer opportunities

2) Interested in widening their understanding of Inclusion

3) Interested in making their organisation work more inclusively

4) Interested in making contacts with inclusion organisations in other countries

5) Who are working with young people daily (youth workers, social workers, etc.)

Participants should also be over 18 years old.

The activity is organised by visiting different organisations in Latvia, Estonia and Finland and seeing at the same time the philosophy behind their work and the practice they use to enable, empower and include young people from various backgrounds.

Organisations we cooperate with:

Ghetto Games, Riga, Latvia, https://www.ghetto.lv
Vaivaru school, Jurmala, Latvia, http://vaivarupamatskola.lv/lv
Mozaika, Riga, Latvia, https://www.facebook.com/mozaikalv/
Pärnu Art School, Pärnu, Estonia, http://parnukunstikool.ee
The Estonian Youth Movement for Mental Health, and NGO Head Matters, Tallinn, Estonia. https://www.peaasi.ee
City of Lahti Unemployed Young People's Workshops, Lahti Finland, https://www.lahti.fi/en/services/youth-services
City of Lahti Multi-Culti Centre, https://www.facebook.com/monikulttuurikeskusmulticulti/
Monik, Helsinki, Finland, https://www.facebook.com/monikry/
Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired, Helsinki, Finland, http://www.nkl.fi/en
LGBT Café/Queers without Borders, Helsinki, Finland, https://www.facebook.com/lgbtcafe.helsinki/


The activity is based on a research made on the inclusion practices in the Eastern Partnership and Russia region. The research is available at https://www.salto-youth.net/rc/inclusion/inclusiontraining/inclusionineeca/

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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/6922

This Study Visit is

for 18 participants

from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Project managers, Practicioners and programme coordinators working with inclusion groups and organisation representatives who want to make their organisation more inclusive

Working language(s):

English, with support in Russian

Organizer:

Latvian, Estonian and Finnish National Agencies, SALTO EECA and SALTO Inclusion (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail:

Phone: +358 400 247 774

Costs

Latvian and Estonian participants' travel costs will be covered, but a small participation fee will be required.

Finnish participants' travel costs will be covered and there is no participation fee.

Participants from the EaP and Russia regions will have their travel and visa costs reimbursed by the Latvian National Agency. There is no participation fee.

Board and lodging will be covered for all the participants by the Erasmus+ Programme.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
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