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IV. Training Course on Structured Participation in Democratic Processes

The training activity took place
in Hammamet Tunisa
organised by Council of Europe's North South Centre

Aims & objectives

To reflect about our individual and organizational practice of democratic citizenship (participation and representation in decision/ policymaking) and build an understanding of its global dimension

To explore good practices of youth structures development and Structured Participation in Europe and Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region;

To get acquainted with different principles, tools, channels and opportunities to further develop:

The Structured Participation initiatives and mechanisms;

The organisation of the youth movement mainly in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region

To exchange views and share challenges and achievements and identify proposals for improvement with representatives of the quadrilogue

To engage young people and youth organisations in the intra and inter-regional co-operation;

To create the opportunity for participants to design a concrete SPDP follow-up action

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

This training course focus on the development of competences of youth workers/activists involved in civil society organisations in Europe and Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.
The course is addressed to young people from Europe (CoE member States) and Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.

Training methods used & main activities

Methods were based on non-formal education and experimential learning. Participants has been offered with a chance to learn from each other as well.

The major topic was related to democracy, participation thus workshops were also covering that.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants were designing their SPDP follow up projects within the course, and were also presenting them to the North-South Centre as well as to participants. These project proposal will be potentially a base for future cooperation between European and Southern and Eastern Mediterranean country's youth organisations.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a trainer during the course, as well as played an active role in designing the content, and workshops. I was full-time trainer together with 3 collegues: Matej Manevski (FYROM) pedagogical coordinator, Ana Morgado (Portugal) and Karima Ait Mhand (Morocco) co-trainers.

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

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