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Consultative meeting on intersectionality

The training activity took place
in Online
organised by Council of Europe's youth dept
24-26 February 2021
Reference person

Ksenija Joksimović

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Aims & objectives

The consultative meeting aims to build a common understanding of the experiences, opportunities and roles of the youth sector in promoting social inclusion, fostering active participation and combating discrimination taking an intersectional approach intersectional approach. It will identify and reflect upon examples from the youth sector in applying intersectional approach in their work and are based on the Council of Europe standards and resources.

More specifically the consultative meeting will serve to:
1. Build a common understanding of intersectionality based on the theoretical concept, it’s history, development, context in current society and political dimension,
2. Understand, explore and discuss the meaning and application of an intersectional approach in the youth sector,
3. Identify experiences, examples and expectations from the youth field in applying the theoretical frameworks of intersectionality into practice,
4. Propose examples of educational activities, tools and approaches on the basis of intersectionality that are applicable and used in youth work and training activities.
5. Identify what the youth sector stakeholders can do to further apply an intersectional approach in their work.

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

Team involved representatives from North Macedonia, France, Serbia, Greece, Belgium and Slovenia. The group consisted of participants from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine.

Training methods used & main activities

Ice-breakers, energisers, small group discussions, games, creative arts workshops, drawing, working groups, participant-led sessions and open space.

Outcomes of the activity

Report and outcomes available at:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Coordination of the team and co-facilitator of the activity. Included collaboration with Council of Europe secretariat.

I worked on this training for 3 days as a full time trainer.

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