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This is a reference for Liga Rudzite

Eutopia? - Cultural Diversity in Changing Europe

The training activity took place
in Palič, Serbia
organised by Agency for International Programs for Youth, Latvia, SALTO SEE, SALTO CD
26 June - 1 July, 2016
Reference person

Dragan Atanasov

(co-trainer )
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Aims & objectives

The aim of the activity was to provide youth workers with competences and tools to understand and better respond to contemporary realities of youth in changing Europe.

Objectives:
• to share multiple perspectives on the European migrant crisis and its implications on youth as well as to explore the socio-political interconnectedness of different aspects influencing the phenomenon;
• to understand reasoning and motivation behind people’s views and attitudes, discover how public opinion is formed and encourage critical thinking;
• to explore the concept of diversity, its limits and potentials;
• to identify the role of youth work practitioners in promoting diversity;
• to develop tools for promoting diversity and to support international cooperation among participants.

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

There were 20 participants from EU and Western Balkan countries.
The core team was composed of 2 international trainers, and representatives from the NA and the SALTO SEE.

Training methods used & main activities

Non-formal learning methods were used throughout the training course. Besides the interactive sessions we also had a study visit afternoon to a local community.

Outcomes of the activity

The training course tackled the issue of diversity in a challenging and critical way. We managed to pose and open up many question, challenge the assumptions of the participants. Overall, it was an engaging learning experience for the participants and the team.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the two trainers responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating the training course.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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