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Study visit on interfaith dialogue and youth work in Malta

Study Visit

2-6 December 2024 | Malta, Malta

3 days study visit will give youth workers and other professionals a chance to learn about and from the interfaith dialogue and youth work approaches and practices in Malta.


We want to take on a journey through faith, belief and how to build projects to encompass different perspectives in  youth & community projects.

Religion is often seen as a source of difference and conflict, but does it have to be that way? By perceiving interfaith dialogue as a positive resource and engaging in it meaningfully, we can build bridges across diverse communities, promote understanding, respect and peace.

What is interfaith dialogue and how can YOUth work address it is important question that we want to tackle with this study visit.

We want to create space for inspiration & reflection and look into ways to build constructive dialogue and analyse our own and the role of youth work in fostering positive interactions among individuals with different religious, faith or spiritual beliefs.

This study visit will guide participants through interfaith dialogue and youth work approaches and practices in Malta and what we can learn from it.

During the activity we will hear experts, visit local projects and meet organizations working on interfaith dialogue, community and peace building to see and discuss challenges and good practices in our work. This will allow us to have a closer look at the basic elements of interfaith dialogue, its potential and limits, as well its value and relevance today for young people in Malta and in  the countries of participants.

We’ll explore different layers and different dynamics of interfaith dialogue, issues of religious discrimination, religion and politics.

We want to discuss the pressing matters and challenges affecting interfaith dialogue and get inspired to make our programmes and organisations more inclusive and embracing of human differences.

Aim of the study visit

To develop youth workers 'diversity management’ skills in order to create better opportunities for young people faced with or at risk of religious discrimination.


  • To gain better understanding of interfaith dialogue as a tool for youth work through exploration of the different approaches and practices in Malta.
  • To get inspired and reflect on our own system of believes, values, policies and organisational practices.
  • To exchange realities, challenges and variety of ways of promoting interfaith dialogue as a mean for bridging communities.
  • To strengthen inter-faith dialogue and anti-discriminatory behaviours and practices among youth professionals.

Participants' profile

Max 22 professionals working directly with young people on a regular basis. This includes youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, coaches, social and health workers, employment officers… interested in fostering positive dialogue, understanding diverse perspectives and contributing to community and peace-building initiatives. Believers, atheists, doubters or seekers.

  • Participants who work with young people with different religious, faith or spiritual beliefs and/or minority and migrant background, will be given priority.
  • Interested in developing their diversity management skills and interfaith dialogue practices  
  • International experience is not a must. 
  • Able to work in (international) English.
  • From E+: YiA Programme and Partner countries


Study visit is co-organised by SALTO Inclusion & Diversity, the Maltese and Polish National Agency for the E+ programme.

The study visit builds on 5 ID Talks webinars (www.salto-youth.net/idtalks), seminar "Power of interfaith dialogue", October 2024, Austria and will be followed up with a training course and partnership building activity in 2025.

More info here!


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Training overview


This Study Visit is

for 22 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, , teachers, coaches, social and health workers, employment officers - believers, atheists, doubters or seekers.

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



SALTO Inclusion & Diversity RC and the Maltese National Agency for the E+: Youth in Action programme (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic


Phone: +3222090720

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Hosting costs will be covered by the Maltese and Polish NA.

Travel reimbursement

In case your are selected, the sending costs for participants will be reimbursed by the sending NAs or SALTO. Please check the financial conditions with your sending National Agency/SALTO. 

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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