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Let’s talk about (anti)racism seminar

The training activity took place
in Bucharest, Romania
organised by SALTO Inclusion & Diversity RC and the Romanian National Agency for the E+: Youth in Action programme (National Agency)
30 May - 3 June 2022
Reference person

Marija Kljajic

(Coordinator )
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Aims & objectives

- Aim of the seminar
To develop professionals 'diversity management skills to create better opportunities for young people faced with or at risk of discrimination and racism.

-Objectives :
To gain a better understanding of what is racism, its mechanisms, and effects
To reflect on our own biases, structural issues, and organisational practices
To raise awareness on why anti-racism is important and how to promote antiracist behaviours
To exchange strategies and a variety of ways of combating racism and discrimination.
To strengthen anti-racist and anti-discriminatory behaviours and practices among youth professionals

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

Twenty-six professionals work directly with young people on a regular basis. This includes youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, coaches, social and health workers, employment officers, local authorities, policy makers, researchers…

Training methods used & main activities

The seminar team put a significant effort into making sure that the principles of non-formal education and learning were applied in the activity implementation; active participation & collaboration, shared responsibility, commitment & self-directedness, and learner-centeredness were the ‘lighthouse’ in developing content and activities.
Methods used during the seminar include presentation, guest speaker, group activities, workshop, sharing experiences, getting to know each other, padlet, and reflection moments.

Outcomes of the activity

The outcome of the seminar was to create space for reflection and put our own, social, and organizational attitudes, beliefs, and practices under the magnifying glass. To be able to better understand the power structures and dynamics, analyze the roots and mechanisms of racial discrimination, and have the chance to examine our own biases and powers too.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

During the seminar, I was one of the trainers in a team composed of three trainers, two representatives of the Romanian NA and one from Salto Inclusion and Diversity. Our task was to design, creating, delivering, and evaluate the seminar.

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

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