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ATYPIC - Advanced Training on Local Youth Participation in High Diversity Contexts

The training activity took place
in Amarante, Portugal
organised by DINAMO

Aims & objectives

Aim:Improve youth participation in high diversity local contexts by developing already active youth workers competences trough an in depth experiential training.

- Experience typical difficulties of a multicultural work setting, developing participants positive approach towards diversity and promoting anti-discrimination attitudes.
- Explore youth participation common obstacles and challenges, while formulating corresponding – and eventually innovative – solutions in the frame of youth work and non-formal education.
- Increase participants understanding of the importance of youth participation in its different dimensions: decision making, youth policy lobbying, NGYO’s programmes & activities, transformational leadership and civil society in general, as a Human right.
- Introduce the “Have your say! - Manual on the Revised European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life” as a reference tool to work in the field of Youth Participation.
- Develop participants understanding of conditions for youth participation and different co-operation forms between local authorities, youth organisations and young people.
- Exchange experiences, practices, opinions, educational tools and materials related to youth participation and diversity.
- Provide participants with standard theory, skills and tools to design, implement and evaluate meaningful and effective youth participation projects, including coaching good practices.
- Provide an opportunity for participants to design a youth participation project to implement as a follow-up of the training, while strengthening the network between the involved partner NGYO’s.
- Introduce a series of resources and funding opportunities that can be useful for bringing participants projects to reality, including Council of Europe and European Youth Foundation programmes.

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

3 trainers:
Natalia Chardymova (Russia)
Sergio Xavier (Portugal)
Stefan Manvski (Macedonia)

24 participants from COE member states

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal, non-frontal and highly participative

Outcomes of the activity

Participants could assess personal work and identify common obstacles and challenges, based on that they created the priorities and developed common projects.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team


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

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