This is a reference for Carly Walker-Dawson

Peers 2.0: Peer Education for Democratic Citizenship

The training activity took place
in Budapest, Hungary
organised by IFM-SEI and Council of Europe
22 February - 3 March

Aims & objectives

• Acquaint participants with theory and practice on education for democratic citizenship and non-formal-, peer-, socialist- and human rights education.
• Equip participants with the competences, tools and resources to guide their own pathway as educators
• Build a community of peer educators in the field of socialist education
• Familiarise participants with the work of the Council of Europe and the Youth Department
• Provide space and support for participants' follow-up projects in their own realities

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

Participants: 23 trainers or prospective trainers aged 19-32 from Council of Europe member states.

Team: 6 trainers from Austria, Belgium, Spain, Ukraine and UK, including a trainer from Council of Europe's Trainers' Pool.

Training methods used & main activities

• Ice breakers
• Team building
• Group charter
• Small group work
• Creative writing
• Art
• Participant-led activities
• Simulation activity
• Discussion
• Role play and theatre
• Group graffiti wall
• Open Space Technology
• Trainers' skills parallel workshops
• Self-assessment
• Visual practice
• Creating own methods
• Practice and feedback
• Daily reflection groups
• Action planning
• Evaluation

Outcomes of the activity

1. Establishment of a Pool of Socialist Educators (POSE) for IFM-SEI

2. Outline and timeline for development of the Socialist Education Toolkit to be published in 2021

3. Proposals for programme theme centres for international festival: Cooperation Centre and Arts Centre

4. Proposal for a future feminism study session in cooperation with the European Youth Centres

5. Localised projects on Code of Conduct training in Slovenia and socialist education workshops in Georgia

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was the Course Director, therefore I was responsible for the programme quality in partnership with the Trainers' Pool representative and for the logistical aspects of the training with the Council of Europe. I took a lead on many sessions, supported less experienced team members, and mentored a number of participants. I planned and delivered the preparatory meeting, online meetings and the final report.

I worked on this training for 10 days days as a full time trainer.

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