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This is a reference for Katerina Martinkova

Embracing Trust

The training activity took place
in Adamov, CZ
organised by Brno Connected
17.-28.3.2018

Aims & objectives

The aim of the project was to create a safe space for participants to explore trust and work with their own concepts that might create xenophobia and exclusion in their personal and professional lives.
We wanted to invite individuals to curiously and courageously explore diversity, to learn how to ask questions when they don´t understand or don´t know and to not take generalisations and things “other people say” for granted. By doing so, we wanted to empower participants for taking a stand for themselves no matter their worries after assessing the uncertainty, using their experience and potential as valid base for discovering the unknown and facing new decisions in their life and youth work. We wanted to build tolerant attitude through effective multicultural communication and to encourage open mindedness and acceptance which are essential for creating diversity and tolerance in our society.

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

The training involved 32 participants coming form 8 countries: CZ, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Romania,
Croatia, Spain and Italy.
Main target group were people working with people: youth workers, volunteers, trainers, facilitators, etc.

Training methods used & main activities

The activity was deliver using "learnign by doing" approach (participants go through an activity, reflect on it and take out their personal learning)
Type of activities used:
- outdoor cooperation activities
- team building processes
- reflection groups
- art and creative activities
- group sharings
- DISC communication style model

Outcomes of the activity

Participants applied their learning back home in their organisations, organised events and workshops, shared their experience online.
For example:
Romanian team of participants organised a 2-day outdoor event "Connected in Nature"
https://www.facebook.com/pg/synergyro/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1859134910797734

Bulgarian testimonials from participants:
http://smokinya.com/about/testimonials/

Photo gallery from the project:
http://brnoconnected.cz/en/embracing-trust-17-27-3-2018-adamov-cz-2/

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I delivered the training programme together with a Hungarian trainer, Anna Sipos.
I coordinated the project together with my colleague Marija Wazi.

I worked on this training for 10 days as a full time trainer.

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