This is a reference for Tamar Tsatskrialashvili

Dialogue Above Judgement

The training activity took place
in Bakuriani, Georgia
organised by Masterpeace Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Regional Organization
12/11/2019- 20/11/2019

Aims & objectives

- Understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe.
- Teaching young leaders useful tools and methodologies in order to reduce discriminatory and stereotypical thinking.
- To have a space for young leaders to share their best practices of their local societies.
- To involve young leaders from minority groups from various European and neighbor countries.
- Strengthening partnership cooperation among European Union and Eastern Partnership countries and empowering EECA NGOs.
- Creation of a network of likeminded organizations and individuals interested in further cooperation in the field of anti-discrimination and inter-cultural dialogue.

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

Participants for this activity were from 9 countries:
Denmark, Portugal, Poland, Croatia, Netherlands, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia.

Target group of the Training Course were:
- Experienced Youth Workers or individuals who are interested to start youth work.
- Individuals motivated to explore new ideas and methods of intercultural learning.
- Participants with fewer opportunities (Social, economic, educational and geographical obstacles)

Each partner organization was represented by 3 participants.

Training methods used & main activities

All the methods used during the project were entirely based on the principles of non-formal education. The activities planned for the project included dynamic and interactive team exercises, expert input and discussions as well as individual and group reflections. The trainers put a lot of effort into creating a timetable with a proper balance between theoretical and practical parts, providing participants with an opportunity to get familiar with the idea of intercultural dialogue and its connection to promotion of anti-discrimination among the youth. At the same time, they took part in exercises and sessions, which they can implement after the project while working with young people with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Outcomes of the activity

The main outcome of the training course was increasing the level of awareness of youth workers, giving them useful tools, teaching new methodologies and activities that helped them to make their local realities better, leading their societies change towards peaceful civil society. We successfully reached this aim by strengthening participants' competences useful in the field of working with young people with diverse cultural backgrounds. After the theoretical parts, youth workers explored more practical exercises based on intercultural dialogue, that they further on used in their respective local communities to promote dignity and equality within their community. Participants shared their newly gained knowledge and experience with their sending organizations, in order to build civil societies with tolerance, to create a space where people with different backgrounds live peacefully.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

co-trainer/logistics manager.

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

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