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This is a reference for Borislava Daskalova

European youth responses to exclusion and marginalization of young people: non-formal human rights education as a tool for facilitating social inclusion

The training activity took place
in Bansko, Bulgaria
organised by Bulgarian Network for Human Rights Education
5-11 March 2011

Aims & objectives

The seminar aimed to look into non-formal education as a vital force in youth work, a force that must be nurtured, motivated, given free play, stimulated and encouraged to express itself; to draw attention to the disadvantaged youth of Europe and discuss their problems and perspectives for social inclusion; to explore the potential impact of non formal education as a source of far-reaching, transformative innovations in youth-centered human rights education in Europe.

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

The multinational project team was composed of five trainers from Greece, Italy, Turkey and Bulgaria. I was one of them.

Participants were youth activists from Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, UK, Turkey, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and Moldova.

Training methods used & main activities

Non formal human rights education: using team building exercises, brainstorming, group discussions, intercultural events, Forum theatre, Music, Dance, New electronic technology: web-design, graphic art, digital video camera art; role plays and simulation exercises

Outcomes of the activity

Start a new European youth networking process committed to making non formal human rights education and imaginative learning catalysts for inclusive human rights education in Europe.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full time trainer

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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