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Stereotypes? NO, THANKS. Learning about Intercultural Dialogue

The training activity took place
in Yerevan, Armenia
organised by Esser Huma and APY
05.08.2013 - 12.08.2013

Aims & objectives

Concrete objectives of the seminar are:
- Introduce the concept of intercultural learning and explain how young people can avoid creating more stereotypes.
- Learn about cultural diversity in different parts of Europe.
- Develop a shared understanding of intercultural learning.
- Be able to use the techniques of non-formal learning with young people within their own organizations.
- Have a good working knowledge of the EU Youth in Action Programme.
- Develop new projects together.

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

The seminar brought together 30 youth leaders, workers and students from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Turkey who are actively involved in different youth projects and NGOs.

Training methods used & main activities

The methodological approach was consequently based on the principles of non- formal learning in general, experiential learning in particular. An emphasis was laid on transparent, comprehensive and reflective adoption of inputs and exercises – in order to guarantee a maximum of learning and sharing of ideas and opinions.

Outcomes of the activity

Theory of Intercultural Learning in Europe was presented focusing on culture and learning - different, but interconnected topics. Different definitions of culture, types of learning process, differences between cognitive, emotional and behavioral learning were presented as well as concepts of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Emphasize was on Non formal learning, its’ methodology and role in youth work. The program of the seminar included creative and interactive exercises on culture, discussions and presentations about Cultural Diversity, simulations and outdoor activities.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I worked as a full time trainer.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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