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This is a reference for Lukáš Hrošovský

Minorities in action

The training activity took place
in Narva-Jõesuu, Estonia
organised by NGO New Youth Policy
01. - 12. 08. 2016

Aims & objectives

The idea of the project was to determine minority youth problems in discussions, round tables, seminars and workshops, indicate and analyse possible reasons and propose possible solutions to problems. The aim of TC was to establish and maintain partnerships by involving young workers with a cultural minority background, raise their awareness about the situation of people from different minority groups in European countries and promote cultural diversity.

Youth workers were identifing differences and commonalities by sharing their knowledge, thoughts, personal experiences, discuss about the ways of overcoming discrimination against minorities. During TC participants shared experience of individual minority groups concerning minority rights observance, cases of intolerance.

The project helped participants to get theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of minority rights and protection, to find ways of social inclusion and integration of youth from minority groups into youth work, so project met the objectives and priorities of the Erasmus+ Programme.

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

Participants of TC were youth workers from Slovakia, Czech republic, Lithuania, Estonia and Italy.

Training methods used & main activities

01.08.2016 - 12.08.2016 in Narva-Jõesuu, Estonia
Countries involved: Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Italy

The working methods: workshops, group works, discussions, presentations, seminars, round tables, world café, name games, ice-breaking games, energisers, team-building games, brainstormings, self-reflrctions, group reflections, dancing, singing, music, excursions, interviews, exhibition.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants shared problems of being a minority, difficulties experienced by minority groups, highlight discrimination against minorities. Youth workers from participating countries will also exchange opinions about problems which different minorities face and offer possible solutions.

The local people got the chance to host an international event which was a good opportunity for promoting common European values like equal opportunities, human rights and democracy. Participants also made interviews with locals in order to get feedback on the issues of minority groups and their opinions on how to improve their rights.

For local youngsters it was also the significant project because it covers important issues such as cultural and religious differences in European countries, integration of different minority groups into society. TC provided a lot of opportunities for developing independent thinking, analysing problems of minority groups and problem solving. After the project all participants got a set of rules that they follow and inform others about them.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

In the project I was involved as a main trainer and Full-time trainer.

I worked 13 days on project without days for preparation, evaluation and follow up.

I worked on this training for 13 days as a full time trainer.

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