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Follow the steps of Refugees

The training activity took place
in Kobuleti, Georgia
organised by Student Youth Council
31 May – 8 June 2017
Reference person

Irakli Mavanadze

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Aims & objectives

Overall aims & objectives of the project are the following:

• Create a network of the organizations working in this field;
• Explore migration policy of EU and enroll civic society in the process;
• Rise up an awareness about the migration among the youth workers and NGO workers;
• Stimulate the idea of social integration and peace building in Europe;
• Share the best practice connected with the management of migration among the Youth NGOs and youth workers;

Project's objectives:

• Encourage young people to be actively involved in social life;
• Motivate the youngsters to be an active European citizen in general;
• Promote non- formal learning and present it as a tool for the participation and development;
• Promote outdoor activities;
• Promote inter-cultural exchanges, tolerance and the solidarity in general;
• Spread the information about the Erasmus+ stimulate future cooperation.

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

Irakli Mzhavanadze - Head of Fundraising and Organizational Development Division of CDD. Irakli’s
experience as trainer, coach and consultant is built on his national and international training and consultancy career, and
on a more than 7 years of managerial experience. Irakli’s success in the field of training and consultancy is based on his
experience in youth field.( - Khatia Laghidze: holds
educational degree in public administration; currently she coordinates work of local and international youth projects; with
extensive experience in nongovernmental sector and media, her main fields of expertise include planning/management
of grant projects, fundraising and cooperation with donors, communication with the media and voluntary work. She has
an experience leading training following topics: Youth engagement, social entrepreneurship, active citizenship.
- Vasilis Tsillas: He holds a postgraduate diploma into Water Resources and Environmental Management, as an
environmentalist. Adult Trainer, for Lifelong Educational Centres of Thessaloníki since 2012. Additionally, an active
youth-worker and Erasmus+ project coordinator since 2008. Having already attended numerous Erasmus+ projects
abroad (52 Training Courses or Exchanges), while having also an active involvement with grassroots initiatives, in
Greece. (SALTO TOY:

Training methods used & main activities

During the Training Course have been used different activities and methods such as group works, video productions, role play games, simulation games, brainstorming, team building games, workshops, debates,

Meeting with representatives of EUMM, Festival in immigrant’s settlement – Exploring life between leaving and arriving,

Country Reports: History of Migration in the participating countries, presentations and cultural evenings.

Outcomes of the activity

Youth work organisations can be one of the important actors in the integration of young refugees. They offer opportunities for the young refugee to learn new competences, gaining self-confidence and a feeling of belonging in this new country.

At the same time they can support awareness raising about refugees by working on connecting local communities with young refugees and as such strengthen acceptance and decrease xenophobia of the local communities towards ‘the unknown refugees’.

There are many initiatives going on to integrate young refugees. The challenge for youth work organisations is to not re-invent wheels, but connect successful initiatives and share and learn from each other.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Discussing with the pool of educators regarding the project's educational agenda.

Preperation and presenting the educational workshops & sessions

Introduction to critical reflection, through YouthPass 8 key competences

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

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