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Value the Difference Training Course: Cultural Diversity & Immigration processes

Training Course

23-28 June 2009 | Lisbon region, Portugal

To reflect, explore and learn more about the field of Cultural Diversity in European youth work, with a focus on immigration processes
Objectives To reflect critically about personal and cultural identity • To gain a greater understanding of cultural diversity in different local and national realities, • To gain awareness of Cultural Diversity in today's Europe by learning about the wider geographical and historical perspectives of migration and immigration • To explore ways in which participants can generate and foster a more tolerant society • To better understand concepts which relate to the themes/topics of Cultural Diversity, such as stereotyping, prejudice, manipulation and limits of culture, structures and processes of immigration etc. • To develop intercultural skills and competences related to international youth projects, reflecting on learning using Youthpass • To get inspired to carry ou future international youth projects through YiA programme and other resource possibilities Don't expect from this training • Programme space for contact making to create future projects. This may happen in informal moments. • To practise skills on delivering methods, but it could be possible to be inspired by the sessions which are given by the trainers and others. There will be an optional space to share practice with peers. Programme It is four full programme days. General overview: - Day One - group building, reflection on identity and self - Day Two - dealing with the topic of cultural diversity - norms & values, limits, discrimination, prejudice, inclusion/exclusion, etc. - Day Three - historical and local perspectives of diversity (experiencing local reality) with a focus on media - Day Four - planning action for change Youthpass will be a transversal element throughout the programme.

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Training overview

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This Training Course is

for 25 participants

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

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, NA staff as participant

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SALTO Cultural Diversity RC (SALTO Resource Centre)

Delivering training, co-operating with the National Agency network, providing resources and information to improve the quality and quantity of Cultural Diversity youth projects in Europe.

Contact for questions:

Marina Gautier

Fax: +44 - 20 - 7389 4033



Phone: +44 - 20 - 7389 4527


You should check with your National Agency if they have a budget to pay your travel costs (see this link for their contacts: The hosting Agency will be paying your accommodation and subsistence costs during the course. The TC is open for one participant from Euromed and one from Eastern Europe and Caucasus. The costs of travel and visa will be taken in charge by the Portuguese NA.
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