This is a reference for Oleksandr Fomichov

Taize European Meeting 2014/15

The training activity took place
in Prague, Czech Republic
organised by Taize community, Prague municipality, Czech Bishops’ Conference and Council of Czech Churches

Aims & objectives

Aim - to promote equal interreligious dialogue for tolerance and peacebuilding.
- to increase participants’ understanding about diverse cultures and religions roots,
- to develop specific skills of respectful dialogue and using inclusive communication as a tool,
- to identify relationships between religions from different regions of European countries,
- to explore the possibilities of using alternative narratives as a pedagogical tool for interreligious education,
- to create methods which participants can implement in their local realities for interreligious education.

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

22 young participants from Belarus, Russia, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Italy and Ukraine were involved.

Training methods used & main activities

Training was based on non-formal education methodologies: small groups discussions, role-plays, experiential learning, intercultural performances, reflections. For example, we use alternative narratives for critical thinking about role of the stereotypes about believers in young people` environment

Outcomes of the activity

We facilitated deep processes of mutual understanding. Groups included representatives of 4 religious views and atheists, that`s why we achieved big success created comfortable and respectful conditions for their interactive expression.
Final feedbacks and surveys showed significant fulfillness of training objectives.
We help them to develop follow up activities and use one of the idea in 2016 to produce social video for the International Peace Day - 21st September - Action Day against Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I designed non-formal education process and lead the sessions for international group of participants within programme of the meeting, including informal evenings.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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