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Building Bridges: training in peace education

The training activity took place
in Asunción, Paraguay
organised by IFM-SEI and ELIX
18-25 August 2019
Reference person

Basak Van Hove

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Aims & objectives

1. Train, support and inspire youth workers in developing countries to enact localised projects on peace education and dialogue between conflict groups of youths to promote inclusive societies and social cohesion
2. Give participants the tools to develop their core competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes) and foster the promotion of key European values that are transferable in their future education, employment and personal development
3. Develop, test, publish and disseminate tools on peace education and dialogue using good practice already established in Europe that can be adapted to regional contexts through innovative ICT tools

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

Participants: two youth workers/leaders from each participating country - Cameroon, Ghana, Peru, Paraguay, Philippines, Indonesia.

Team: two trainers from IFM-SEI and two trainers from ELIX.

Training methods used & main activities

• Ice breakers
• Team building
• Group charter
• Small group work
• Simulation activities
• Analysing scenarios
• Research projects
• Adapting and testing methods
• Discussion
• Open Space Technology
• Daily reflection groups
• Action planning
• Evaluation and feedback

Outcomes of the activity

• 6 localised youth work in action plans
• 85% participant satisfaction rate
• 70% of participants report increased competences in peace education
• Daily vlogs
• Social media engagement with over 3000 people during training

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I had oversight of the programme planning and delivery, supporting the project manager and other team members. I took a lead on the digital storytelling and creative media elements.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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