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Toolbox: Tackling intolerance and discrimination

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This toolbox is designed to assist youth workers, educators and trainers in acquiring knowledge on the subjects of diversity and anti discrimination. It offers practical advice on how to train groups and provides examples of the activities.

Aims of the tool

The toolbox is one of the outcomes of the training course in Giovinazzo. For a week, youth workers from all over Europe met in order to discuss and learn about discrimination, how to fight it and how to foster social inclusion and tolerance.
The toolbox aims to equip everyone, who is interested in this topic, with a set of tools to start working with people of your local community. This booklet gives the example of the theoretical background which could be used in order to understand the topic better, as well as, the set of sessions useful for future trainings.
All the trainings are based on non-formal education principles. The exercises are based on participation and involvement of the participants. Meaning that a theoretical part is always followed by the practical approach to the topic.
The proposed training course is aimed at people of all age. It is suitable for youngsters as well as for older people.

Description of the tool

The training course “Tackling Intolerance and Discrimination: a Toolbox” gathered representatives of youth centres and organizations working with youth from Italy, France, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Malta and Croatia. The small and calm city of Giovinazzo for a week turned into a vibrant and hectic meeting point for almost three dozens of youth workers. 7 days provided youth leaders and educators with new ideas for workshops and training sessions in their work with marginalized young people facing discrimination in their communities.
Nowadays discrimination takes many forms in modern Europe. People are discriminated for origin, their religion, sexual orientation, their skin colour, their gender, and even the school they visited and the district they live in. Discrimination often translates into fewer chances for personal development, weakened self-confidence and as a consequence into limited opportunities for employment. For these reasons, many civil society organizations work in the field of antidiscrimination by fostering tolerance and aiming to empower young people to overcome the societal stereotypes that hamper the personal freedom and right for self-development.
Along this line, the training course intended to share methods of anti-discrimination work with its participants in order to strengthen their daily work with young people. Workshops, simulation exercises, role plays and debates were exercised with the participants to give them a learning experience and to explain them their strength and weaknesses. The participants have received time to design own exercises based on the made experiences can be applied within their programme activities on local level or in international encounters.


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Tool overview

Toolbox: Tackling intolerance and discrimination

This tool addresses

Social Inclusion, Anti-Racism

It is recommended for use in:

Training and Networking

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Adriano Difronzo (on 1 August 2017)

and last modified

4 April 2017

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