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How to be an Antiracist

The training activity took place
in Malta
organised by SALTO Inclusion & Diversity RC
3-9 sept. 2023
Reference person

Marija Kljajic

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Aims & objectives

The 4-days Training Course aimed at strengthening anti-racist and anti-discriminatory behaviours and practices among youth professionals, influencing the daily practice of the participants and allowing them to learn from and be inspired by each other. The training was co-organised by SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and the Maltese National Agency for the E+ programme.

General aim
This training was part of the SALTO ID “Embracing diversity” series whose general aim is to develop youth workers 'diversity management skills in order to create better opportunities for young people faced with or at risk of discrimination and racism. To address the topic of (cultural) diversity SALTO ID, in cooperation with several National Agencies, planned a series of initiatives focusing on different topics until 2028; each thematic cycle includes: seminar, webinars, study visit(s), partnership building activity and training course.

Objectives of the training
- To gain better understanding of what racism is, its roots, mechanisms and effects;
- To reflect on participants’ own biases, structural issues and organisational practices;
- To strengthen anti-racist and anti-discriminatory behaviours and practices among youth professionals;
- To exchange strategies, methods and resources for combating racism and discrimination;
- To apply these tools and strategies to Erasmus+:Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps projects.

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

Trainers/Facilitators and Logistics
Kevin Apap, EUPA - National Agency of the E+ & ESC Programme, Malta;
Scicluna Roxanna Marie, EUPA - National Agency of the E+ & ESC Programme, Malta;
Claudio Tocchi, trainer, Italy;
Morgaine Green, trainer, Spain;
Marija Kljajic, SALTO Inclusion & Diversity, Belgium.

Training methods used & main activities

The trainers made use of a wide array of activities based on the non formal education for human rights methodology.

Activities started on so-called “Day 0”, arrival day, with a short introduction to the venue and icebreaking.
Activity used (selection): Human Bingo.

Day 1 built mutual knowledge and trust; enhanced a team feeling through the creation of a brave space; explored their personal and professional connection to the topics and got acquainted with working definitions of some of the most-used concepts related to the topic.
Activity used (selection): Name Game, Snowball working pairs/groups, flower power, photocopy.

Day 2 included a long RPG activity aimed at experiencing and reflecting on unequal distribution of power, privilege and oppression; a talk with experts; and a group activity aimed at creating contents that would summarise and explain the concepts learned thus far.
Activity used (selection): fantastic nations.

At the end of both day 1 and day 2 participants took part in self-led reflection groups and offered the team feedback on their feelings, needs and requests that were taken into account in the adjusting of the programme.

Day 3 was dedicated to youth work.
Activity used (selection): Human Library.

Day 4 offered a discussion on the specific challenges of participants' daily work; provided with opportunities of support to their projects; offered a space for reflection and elaboration on feelings and an evaluation of the programme.

Outcomes of the activity

The TC was promoted on SALTO website:

The TC generally met the participants’ expectations:
- the level of general satisfaction was quite high, with >95% of respondents rating it 8 or above;
- >90% of respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with the TC learning outcomes;
- Also the level of satisfaction towards the approaches used was very high, as >95% of respondents considered themselves satisfied or very satisfied.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team


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

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