This is a reference for Milena (Lazic) Nikolic


The training activity took place
in Perugia, Italy
organised by National Agency of Italy of the Erasmus + Programme (Youth), European Commission
March 16 – 23, 2016

Aims & objectives

Aim: Provide basic knowledge for youth workers to work with cultural differences focusing on cultural diversity in daily life through interaction with local community and environment.

Topics: Dialogue, European Values, Culture, Identity and Culture, Prejudice, Stereotypes and Discrimination, Possible ways for developing understanding and accepting differences.

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

12 youth workers and leaders coming from Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Romania, Albania.

Team of Trainers
Panayiotis Theodorou - Cyprus
Salvi Greco - Italy
Milena Nikolic – Serbia

Training methods used & main activities

The methodology used in the 6th edition of DayCul is specific to experiential learning, non‐formal education/learning, both individual and group methods, applying the concept of “participants centered approach”, taking highly in consideration their learning/personal needs. Creativity and creative methods were used for digging, exploring, phenomena of culture and cultural diversity from the perspective of everyday life. Specific method used was “Photovoice“ as a basic tool trough out the training course offering exploration and interaction with local culture.

Outcomes of the activity

During 6 training days participants have:
- developed 4 Photovoice presentations on various aspects of Cultural Diversity, European Values and Dialogue in everyday life which were presented to the wider community of Perugia during the public event that happened on 22nd of March, 2016;
- understood the multiple forms of culture and intercultural dialogue through exploration of cultural diversity from a perspective of everyday life;
- been stimulated and challenged to use very different cultural environment as a tool to discover identity;
- discovered and acknowledged the importance that influence of culture has on person’s perception of reality, everyday behavior and identity;
- discussed common European values;
- taken initiative to create activities and projects on intercultural learning for the local contexts and realities;
- created an interactive learning and reflection group of youth workers that will afterwards lay the foundations for future international cooperation in Erasmus + Youth projects.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I had a role of a full-time trainer, meaning that I was responsible for design, implementation and evaluation of the training program. The training program was reviewed and evaluated every day and adjusted according to the learning needs of participants.

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

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