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European Youth after Dictatorships: Perspectives from Past and Present

The training activity took place
in Dilijan, Armenia
organised by European Intercultural Forum e.V.
August 2012

Aims & objectives

The seminar dealt with historical heritage of authoritarian regimes in the perception of young people. The participants reflected on the influence of their countries past on today´s life and if authoritarian thinking and structures are still determining nowadays daily and political realities. In the frame of the seminar its participants debated and exchanged impressions and ideas from countries with an authoritarian nationalistic, socialistic and fascistic past and elaborated on means to overcome the heritage of the past and how to build and develop a just and democratic society.

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

Target group: youth workers, project managers, NGO staff working.

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal educational methods with some formal inputs.
Main methods: small group work, simulation, discussion, presentation, discussion.

Outcomes of the activity

The project had a direct impact on participants, the direct beneficiaries of all of the
knowledge that will be passed to them during the training course and on their beneficiaries after the project implementation.
The main outcome: youth leaders and workers were inspired with new ideas on how to address creatively “dealing with past” in their work with young people and how to foster a critical reflection towards national history.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a full-time trainer together with Lorenzo Nava.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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