This is a reference for Erik Ghazaryan

Hate will tear us apart, confront it!!

The training activity took place
in Vukovar, Croatia
organised by Youth for Exchange and Understanding

Aims & objectives

1. Create a good working atmosphere and team spirit for the follow up of the project in order to stimulate collaboration and good outcomes.

2. To reach mutual understanding about the concept of human rights, freedom of expression, hate speech and conflict resolution/transformation.

3. To increase participants’ knowledge on the topics: human rights hate speech, hate crimes.

4. Develop skills and attitudes of participants on conflict resolution and explore practical way how to apply it in their communities.

5. To define role of youth work in peace building, conflict resolution and no hate speech activities in (post) conflict regions.

6. To create a solid framework for the follow up of the TC and its concentrating the next phases.

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

The total number of the participants is 24. They come from Ukraine, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Azerbaijan, FYROM, Armenia, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Serbia and Russia.

Training methods used & main activities

During the training course non-formal education methods were used, particularly.

energizers, name games, team building games, inputs, role plays, Theater, Forum Theater, working groups, coffee corners, Simulation games, study visits, guest speakers, reflection groups.

Outcomes of the activity

The trainers and organizers managed to work on main 6 objectives that were clarified in the preparation phase and mostly achieved during the TC.

There was a variety of activities: participants were challenged in several sessions on cognitive reflections and analyses, body use, creativity and art, topical discussions and presentations and finally plenary discussions in order to get deep in the subject and come to creative outcomes.

The Training Course satisfied basic understanding of the topics since it
included several topics, not allowing enough time to explore each topic in detail. It was planned to have TC where participant get familiar with differed conflicts and reasons and this was a great preparations for the following
stages in the project, giving enough of information and skills to think and
create theatre and art in those subjects.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

The trainers team consists of 3 trainers. Inge Jansen, Marko Paunovic and Erik Ghazaryan. Each of the trainers had clear tasks and responsibilities.

My tasks included.
-Team building games
-Name games
-1/4 of Session outlines
-part of the final report(evaluation)

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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