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Multicultural Urban Solutions – international training focused on work with youth from disadvantaged urban areas

The training activity took place
in Konstancin near Warsaw, Poland
organised by The training course was organised and hosted by Foundation for the Development of the Education System - the Polish National Agency for the Youth in Action programme - in cooperation with the SALTO Inclusion Resource Centre, the UK National Agency for the

Aims & objectives

- to reflect, discus and learn more about challenges in youth work in urban areas connected with multiculturalism
- to analyze the role of youth work in inclusion of young people living in the (sub)urban areas into YiA activities
- to gain/develop new knowledge and skills in utilizing diversity in youth work in (sub)urban areas
- to find inspiration, practical ideas and tools how to empower young people

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

Target group: 19 youth/social workers from 15 countries: Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Italy, Kosovo, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.

Team: Marta Brzezińska-Hubert - trainer (Poland), Marcuz Haile - trainer (Sweden), Maria Kljajic (Salto Inclusion), Magdalena Malinowska (Polish NA) , Steve Lawson and Laura Kidd (Amplified- DEOR).

Training methods used & main activities

debates, self-refelection activities, local reflection trips, peer sharing, daily study visits in local organisations, creative thinking, role plays (ina form of a press conference), open space, intervision.

Outcomes of the activity

The evaluation of the training was very positive, with particular appreciation of the local study trips. The group created strong network and since then the participants supported each other in their activities. The training was shared "with the rest of the world" by social media: facebook and Tumblr: where you will find pisctures, audios and videos realated with the training.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Together with my co-trainer Marcuz I was actively involved in preparation, implementation and evaluation of the whole training activity, including pre-course assignments. We co-operated with SALTO inclusion and SALTO Diversity as well as with the social media team. I was also responisble for preparation of the study visits in 3 local organisations working in the field of multucultural urban youth.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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