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International Training course "Youth voices, Youth action: Gender in changing Europe"

The training activity took place
in Ohrid, Macedonia
organised by Center for Intercultural Dialogue
September 2009

Aims & objectives

The project aimed to broaden the discussion about gender and discrimination
among European young people in the 21st Century. The training encouraged
participants to question traditional stereotypes and inspire youth workers to
create local actions that target all kinds of gender-based discrimination through
their work with youth.

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

During the organizing 8-day Training course took part 28 youth workers from 15
different European countries (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, France,
FYR Macedonia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia,
Spain, and Turkey) including representatives from EU countries and non-EU
The team of trainers was composed of trainers from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia and the Netherlands.

Training methods used & main activities

The training course focused on deepening the discussion about
challenging traditional gender roles and assumptions, and then linked the
discussion to the process of Active Youth Participation and the empowerment of
young people of all genders. The training gathered youth workers from different
European countries' with different gender politics and cultural backgrounds, so as
to promote and facilitate discussion about gender deconstruction and gender
equality at the European level.

Outcomes of the activity

The Active Youth Participation aspect of the
training was introduced in order to foster the multipliers role of the participants by actions in participants' communities and organizations that did challenge the gender roles and stereotypes at the local level. The project ended with
publishing a DVD with videos and materials from the Training Course, which
were promotional and helpful material, for continuation of the cooperation
among youth workers and promoters included

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full time trainer during 3 of the working days of the training course, responsible for the delivery of 3 modules on conceptualizing gender; one module on reflecting on cultural aspects of vusual representations of femininity and masculinity; a simulation excercize on on reflecting the visions of young people to gender.

I worked on this training for 3 days as a full time trainer.

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