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Seminar 'Going international with migrant youngsters'

The training activity took place
in The Hague, Netherlands
organised by Erasmus+ Youth NL (National Agency)
9-13 February 2016

Aims & objectives

Youth workers are at the heart of society, a society that continues to evolve and become more diverse. Youth workers are expected to act in a constructive and effective way within the contexts of a heterogeneous society including young people who have a migrant background.
That’s why we organize this three-day international seminar is for youth workers who work with second and third generation migrant youth and have experience in organizing international youth projects. The aim of the seminar is to exchange knowledge, expertise and experiences around working with migrant youth in an international context. These exchanges between youth workers will lead to the enrichment of every youth worker and the development of new international initiatives for second and third generation migrant youth that can be funded by the Erasmus+ program.

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

25 participants from Belgium, France and the Netherlands

Training methods used & main activities

Round tables, NGO presentations, brainstorming, small group discussions, youth pass, speed dating, meetings with NA's, discussing cases, simulation game, writing recommendations, ...

Outcomes of the activity

The participants developed 3 proposals for follow-up activities and a list of recommendations addressed to National Agencies. And a list of "do's and don'ts" to support other organizations working with migrant youngsters who would like to organize international projects.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

As trainer/facilitator, I developed, prepared, facilitated and evaluated the whole seminar with my co-trainer.

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

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