This is a reference for Fergal Barr

Intercultural Conflict in Local Communities and how to deal with it

The training activity took place
in Derry, N Ireland
organised by ELT

Aims & objectives

To provide youth workers and young leaders with training in the following:

◦Theory and praxis (simulation exercises) on intercultural learning

◦Creative Expression of Conflict potentials in the involved Cities

◦Workshop groups on the Conflict issues

◦Special presentation of the situation in Northern Ireland, Best practise examples in local communities in Derry/Londonderry

◦Project development

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

Including myself the Team was made up of three trainers/facilitators, one from Vienna and one other from Berlin.

The group was made up of youth work practitioners and young leaders from Austria, Germany, Finland and Northern Ireland.

Training methods used & main activities

Methods included individual and group work, role play, presentations, facilitator input, large and small group exercises, simulation exercises, field visits, civic reception, reflections and evaluation.

Outcomes of the activity

- Greater levels of knowledge re conflict

- More succinct and focused approaches

- Better understanding of theoretical approaches

- Outline of examples of best practice from Northern Ireland

- Development of projects and networking capacity

- Implementation of PoP (Paths of Participation) Project

- More confident practitioners and individuals

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Along with my two colleagues my tasks involved hosting responsibilities, managing logistics, organising site visits, co-facilitating sessions and providing inputs.

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

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