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The Art of Diversity - Train the Trainer seminar for antibiased education using arts as method

Training Course

15-22 July 2012 | Hütten, Germany

The training course is based on the A World of Difference Train-the-Trainer Programme training youth leaders to facilitate workshops addressing diversity, interculturalism, and anti-discrimination in general using arts and creative approaches.
Objective and content The Train the Trainer Seminar 'The Art of Diversity' is based on a Train-the-Trainer Programme developed by the European Peer Training Organisation (EPTO) and its partner organisations. Its goal is to train youth leaders to facilitate workshops that address issues related to: diversity, interculturalism, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination in general using arts as a method. Its specific focus is to train future peer trainers in using arts and creative approaches in the A World of difference programme. The training is organised by Bildungswerk BLITZ e.V. in Germany in cooperation with EPTO and its partner organisations: EPTO Nederlands and Power4Youth in the Netherlands, 4motion a.s.b.l. in Luxembourg, Slovenia-Voluntariat in Slovenia, LECS- "The League for Education, Culture and Sport" in Romania, EPTO Poland in Poland and EPTO Bremen in Germany. The programme model used by EPTO comes from the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute. It aims to help youth to: - Be aware of their personal and cultural identity - Recognise their own prejudices and stereotypes - Recognise and confront prejudice and discrimination in all forms - Develop empathy, critical thinking, and communication skills - Create an inclusive environment - Develop an action plan Basic Principles We believe that prejudice and discrimination operate on three main levels: the individual, interpersonal, and institutional. The activities are interactive, experiential, and are rooted in the principles of intercultural learning. Participants are asked to share experiences and opinions, to practice active listening skills with others, and to learn emotionally as well as intellectually. Participants are also expected to develop an action plan that demonstrates personal responsibility for confronting prejudice and discrimination in society. Upon completing the Train-the-Trainer Programme, you will become an EPTO Peer Trainer. You will be expected to organize and facilitate peer-training workshops and inform EPTO or your local member organisation about your training activities. These workshops can take place in schools or youth organisations, and they can last a few hours or a few days. Criteria for participation We are looking for 28 participants from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Poland and Romania. The training course targets multiplicators (such as social works, trainers in education, teachers, etc.) and interested young people who (want to) work or volunteer in youth education and or youth work. Priority will be given to participants who… - have experience or a specific interest in the fields of: youth work, social work, intercultural learning, diversity education, peace building, conflict transformation and mediation. - are organised within or connected to partner organisations - are currently active as volunteers or professionals in NGO work - are committed to multiply the outcomes of the training course in their own work

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 28 participants

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, volunteers

Working language(s):



Bildungswerk BLITZ e.V. (Youth NGO)


  • European Peer Training Organisation (EPTO) (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Stefanie Kessler


Phone: 0049-17620308984


The participation fee would costs differently depending on the country you are from, as buying a bread also costs different in Romania than in Luxembourg and the salaries are therefore also different. To calculate the fee we use the Ecorates system from EYFA (http://eyfa.org/activities/ecorates // http://eyfa.org/wiki/EcoratesMoldova) as an orientation. Participation fee of 70 ECOs equivalent in Euro: Germany 77 Euro Netherlands 77 Euro Belgium 77 Euro Luxembourg 77 Euro Slovenia 56 Euro Romania 30 Euro Poland 40 Euro A fund is available for some of those who are unable to pay the fees. Please contact Stefanie Kessler from Bildungswerk BLITZ e.V. for further details. The Youth in Action Programme from the European Commission covers your travel expanses to 70 %, your accommodation, meals and training during the seminar.

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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