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Game of Cultures

The training activity took place
in Cascais, Portugal
organised by Associação Animam Viventem | Vida+Viva
10-18 January 2017

Aims & objectives

The main aim of this TC was to support, empower and develop the competences of youth workers so that they can act on their local youth communities in order to create multiplier agents, promoting and encouraging intercultural dialogue in their local communities in order to enhance its openness to the inclusion of migrants and refugees.

The main objectives were:
- To reflect on the current European and National realities concerning the flux of migrants and refugees and their inclusion;
- To learn and develop knowledge, competences and tools to work on diversity, intercultural learning and intercultural dialogue;
- To create awareness about the importance that influence of culture has on persons' behaviour and identity;
- To raise awareness on the cultural differences between different European countries and to what extent this impacts the inclusion/exclusion of migrants and refugees in different societies;
- To explore the potential of young people as actors of inclusion and change on a local level, by developing tools, activities and sustainable strategies;
- To share good practices related to youth work, inclusion and active participation
- To acknowledge the Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for intercultural learning, Youth Work and inclusion;
- To develop an informal network of youth workers and youth leaders tackling the Refugee Crisis and promoting follow up projects and initiatives.

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

30 Participants :
Youth workers and youth leaders active at local level in several organisations coming from 10 programme countries.
Rodrigo Vilarinho (Portugal/Sweden) and myself with the support of Associação Animam Viventem team

Training methods used & main activities

The methodology used was based on experiential learning and intercultural competence approach. A Specific feature of the training was practical focus on tools and exchange of experience among youth practitioners.
The main focus of the training was on working with communities at local level to establish pre-condition of an effective and long lasting inclusion of migrants and refugees.

Outcomes of the activity

6 different project ideas addressing the issue of inclusion of migrants and refugees were developed during the course. (mostly International Youth exchanges(
Participants reflect and practice what intercultural competence means and which impact has on our personal identity, behaviour, youth work practice.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Programme designer and trainer

I worked on this training for 9 days as a full time trainer.

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