This is a reference for Vera Goriunova


The training activity took place
in Yerevan, Armenia
organised by Amities Luxembourg - Armenie a.s.b.l.
16-24 February 2019
Reference person

Tatevik Margaryan

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Aims & objectives

- To introduce participants with and make them experience drama technique as a tool for working with youth on the topics of values, interreligious and intercultural dialogue - To discuss youth work realities in different countries and ways of communication with multicultural groups (especially those with language barriers) -to create efficient tools to foster non-violent communication among diverse group of youth with fewer opportunities - To explore different forms of artistic expression such as music and drama that can serve building a non-violent communication process and prevention of radicalization among youth in the multicultural groups. - To discuss benefits and limits of various communication tools.

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

Luxembourg, Poland, Georgia, Albania, Netherlands, Greece, Latvia, Hungary, Russian Federation, Armenia.
Target group: the participants were youth workers, members of the initiative and non formal groups.

Training methods used & main activities

We used non-formal education as a basic approach during the training course. As the training course was tightly connected to art, we actively used improvisation and drama methodology (based on Augusto Boal's 'Theatre of the Oppressed"), rhythm, music and dance activities, forum theatre etc yet having enough time for reflection and feedback.

Outcomes of the activity

First of all during this course participants will generally learn about various non-verbal artistic tools which exist nowadays and might be used in the youth work with people with fewer opportunities as tools of fostering non-violent, efficient communication such as various drama tools ( integration games, modeling and mirror sequences etc.) and music tools ( receptive – listening to what we hear (rhythm of respiration, sounds and noices, melody) and productive ( basics of improvisation and community music making).
Participants gained different perspectives/inspiration/knowledge in order to be able to involve their youngsters in local and international activities, initiatives and projects on promotion of peace, intercultural dialogue and human rights.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

a trainer

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

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