This is a reference for Elena Razumovskaia

“Anatomy of a protest: the scene for solidarity or a theatre of manipulation.”

The training activity took place
in Gdynia, Poland
organised by «Майстерня громадської активності» (

Aims & objectives

Participants got to know each other and build strong group feeling and trust;
P. find ways to communicate to all group members despite the language difficulties;
P. learn how to deal with the multilinguality of the seminar and actively participate in the language facilitation;
P. learn about different aspect of the topic "Protest";
P. learn about "Solidarnosc" movement and its meaning for Polish history;
P. develop ideas for their own projects and fill out project ideas outlines.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Young people from Poland, Ukraine and Belarus.

4 working languages: Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Belorussian.

Training methods used & main activities

We have used a lot of different non-formal education methods. Here some examples:

- Installation from waste on the topic: World I would like to live in;
- Work with biography;
- Facets of manipulation and solidarity: interactive discovery.

Outcomes of the activity

I would name 3 main outcomes:

1.We have discussed different aspects of the topic "Protest" (history of different protests, individual vs. collective protests, protest and social change).
2. We have built a group feeling and find a way to del with the multilinguality of the seminar.
3. Participants developed ideas for their own projects and felt motivated to implement them.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the full-time trainers of this seminar and also a coach for two new trainers, who were conducting a training for the first time.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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