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This is a reference for Natali Kenkadze

Language of Peace

The training activity took place
in Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy
organised by Altotevere Senza Frontiere
13-20th of October, 2013

Aims & objectives

- To give a possibility to young people from different regions of Europe (form EU, EECA and SEE) to explore conflict and peace topics;
- To learn about nonviolent communication methods and implement them in everyday life;
- To share experience of the youth by different background, to know the different realities of the world and create the base of intercultural dialogue and future cooperation;
- To rice up positive awareness and promote tolerance, to encourage young people to see other people with the dignity of human beings.

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

Armenia, Georgia, Italy, Kosovo, Spain, Turkey

Training methods used & main activities

The learning methods of project were through non-formal education, using learning by doing method. To achieve the principal goals of this training we used different activities, such as: games, exercises, role-play, team-building activities, processes, working in small groups and in couples, discussion/presentations, “peaceful demonstration” involving local communities and other creative activities.

Outcomes of the activity

When people are confronted by stereotypical views of their country or their culture or when they are questioned about the same, then those people start to reflect on their own culture.
They also start to question the education they have received about other countries and compare that with the point of view the new friends from neighbouring countries had been taught. Furthermore they learn diplomacy, tolerance and respect, which leads to the fight against racism and xenophobia – forces that underline European values and people’s solidarity.
Thus the project fostered mutual understanding between young people from different countries and made them aware about cultural diversity.
This training course promoted European cooperation in the youth field by bringing people from Programme, EECA and SEE countries and encouraging them to work together on future YiA projects. It gave an opportunity for the participants to explore in an interactive way all aspects of YiA projects including cooperation between partners, role/ function/ work of the different project partners.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Co-trainer with 2 other trainers from Italy

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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