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Training "Beyond the label#refugee"

The training activity took place
in Antalieptė, Lithuania
organised by Aurelija Dzedzevičiūtė
11-18 June 2017

Aims & objectives

1. To introduce participants to the topics of identity, culture, dialogue and provide them with opportunity to
explore it.
2. To create a safe, supportive and participatory space in the project to help participants including those with fewer opportunities to explore identity, culture and get involved into dialogue.
3. To provide participants with possibility to get to know refugee group better by involving in the project young people with refugee background, meeting other refugees living in Lithuania, sharing and discus information about refugees.
4. To enhance participants’ media literacy by learning to understand and analyze the information they get through media channels (mainly internet) by organizing media.lab workshops.
5. To strengthen participants’ critical thinking by exploring assumptions, learning to analyze the information they get and by improving empathy.
6. To reduce prejudice towards refugees among young people using different communication tools: Loesje posters, video interviews, photos and public event in Antalieptë.
7. To create a space for participants to reflect individually and in groups what they have learnt during group reflections and using Open badge system.

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

21 participants who were Youth workers and trainers from the United Kingdom, Italy, Ukraine and Lithuania.

Training methods used & main activities

The core of the programme is comprised by the concepts of non-formal education/learning and intercultural learning. Participants‘ active involvement and participation in the learning process is promoted, encouraged and supported by active learning methods.

A natural space for the development of cooperation is offered and participants are encouraged to make use of it.

Outcomes of the activity

For many participants this was their first intercultural experience (naturally and through experiential learning activities) and they got stimulated to begin co-operating with other organisations to develop community projects which impact communities.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was a co-trainer in the training activity.

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

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