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Being Together in Diversity

The training activity took place
in Puduri, Latvia
organised by Latvian National Agency
20 - 26 May 2013

Aims & objectives

The training course was for youth workers and youth leaders to develop competencies in intercultural awareness and intercultural learning. It aimed to support participants in promoting mutual understanding amongst young people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
The specific objectives of this training were as follows:
• To raise awareness of, and sensitivity towards, cultural diversity in European level and in local communities
• To encourage participants to explore their own identity – and those of the young people they work with
• To explore the benefits, added value and challenges of bringing young people from different cultural backgrounds together and to develop participants’ competences to do so
• To share best practices and experiences – including existing tools - to promote mutual understanding amongst young people from diverse cultural backgrounds with the aim of building bridges between groups and/or creating common activities
• To explore the opportunities offered – at local, national and European-level – by different actions of YiA to reach out to, and involve, young people from diverse cultural backgrounds

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

An international group of 14 participants from EU (Latvia, Bulgaria, France, Austria, Spain, Poland), EECA (Georgia, Armenia), SEE (Serbia) countries.

Training methods used & main activities

Group work and discussions, games, case studies, the use of local community and environment as an educational tool, reflection, participatory theatre techniques.

Outcomes of the activity

Raised awareness of own identity
Knowledge and raised awareness of people from different cultural backgrounds
Developed sensitiveness, understanding and communications skills for learning and communicating in a multicultural environment

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Preparation, delivery and reporting of the training.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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