This is a reference for Martin Fischer

EU-China Year of Youth Closing Ceremony

The training activity took place
in Beijing, China
organised by European External Action Service / DG Education and Culture, All-China Youth Federation
21st-26th October 2011

Aims & objectives

The EU-China Year of Youth was a first step into deeper cooperation between these two global players. Youth was their first field of cooperation and explored similarities and differences between the needs and interests of young people in both regions. The conference consisted of two parts. In the first stage a high level exchange took place between representatives of different youth organisations. In the second stage we traveled and learned more about Chinas culture.

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

The group consisted of youth leaders from the EU and from China. The average age amongst European participants was 26, amongst Chinese participants 35.

Training methods used & main activities

In the workshop we used mainly small group discussions and creative work, in order to avoid language barrier and the fear of other people hearing in. We did world cafe style discussions and partisan debates and in the end launched a competition between the participants for their presentations of the outcome of their discussions, to create more group spirit.

Outcomes of the activity

The outcome was a political document based on reports from the different workshop sessions. The documents can be found here:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was responsible to prepare and implement workshop 2 on "Young people, a multi-polar world and the role of regional organizations".

I worked on this training for 2 days as a full time trainer.

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