This is a reference for Rodrigo Vilarinho

Captain Culture TC

The training activity took place
in Bohiji, Slovenia
organised by NA's from Slovenia, Portugal, Romania, Denmark and Turkey
26 March to 1 April 2008
Reference person

Milena (Lazic) Nikolic

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Aims & objectives

Main aims of the training course are to learn how to deal with cultural diversity, to use cultural diversity as a tool to discover identity, to work with concrete aspects of cultural diversity and integration in youth work.

Objectives of TC Captain Culture are:
become aware of the importance that influence of culture has on person’s behavior and identity
recognize and be sensitive for differences that other cultures bring.
point out the importance of cultural issues in YiA
to develop tools, activities, strategies for improvement of youth work on local level focused on cultural diversity
to promote multiplying effect of youth workers in local participation

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

Group: 30 youth workers from 8 different countries

Kit Noegaard Denmark
Andreea Olteanu Romania
Halit Mirahmetoglu Turkey
Rodrigo Vilarinho Portugal
Milena Lazic Serbia
Nina Arnus Slovenia

Training methods used & main activities

Training methods: Specific feature of the training was that it consist of two parallel working groups : Exploring Daily Day Activities and Outdoor Activities in one TC. Participants were be able to benefit from one of it (regarding the choice made prior to the course) and in common sessions sharing, evaluating and discussing their experiences.
Outdoor education and the use of environment as a resource and added value for intercultural learning were the main methodological reference of the working group I was responsible

Outcomes of the activity

Participants developed their own education tools around intercultural learning using outdoor and daily day elements related directly with their own daily work.
There was a constant feedback towards the relevance and innovative approach of the training that led to follow up training courses in the following years.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was trainer and programme designer. I was responsible together with Halit Mirahmetoglu and Nina Arnus for the outdoor group.

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

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