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The Youth Worker & The Refugee - EFYSO Study Session

The training activity took place
in EYC, France
organised by 'E.F.Y.S.O, The European Federation of Youth Service Organisations
10.26. – 11.02. 2003.

Aims & objectives

Investigating the challenges facing social/youth workers dealing with the refugee situation on a local, national or European level and the measures to be undertaken. This meeting shall be structured in the form of a study session, and the programme shall concern itself with the theme “social/youth worker dealing with refugees” in today and the very complex social political situations arising from it.
The session also deals with the various governmental policies on refugees in the different countries in towards the refugee situation will also be thoroughly explored.


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

The participants to be invited shall, ideally, be Youth workers, social workers, young volunteers, all of who should be actively involved in Youth/social Work. Those with more experience (professionally or voluntarily) in the field of Refugee integration, at any level, would of course be very beneficial to the group. The group should also be mixed with some relatively new inexperienced participants to help maintain the equilibrium during the week long event.

The fact that around 35 young from various social, cultural and national will be living and working together in the EYC, should ensure a very promising intercultural process.
The team based to the EFYSO member organizations, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Hungary.

Training methods used & main activities

The Study Session programme is consist of interactive working methods: simulations, plenary sessions, lectures (professional inputs), working groups, role-plays, discussion groups and intercultural group dynamics.

Outcomes of the activity

This Study Session is aimed at providing the participants with some especially in regards to the integration of foreigners(refugees).

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Trainer, member of the team. I was facilitator and moderator in the process too.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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