This is a reference for Elisabeth Hanzl

TRAINING: Working with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers

The training activity took place
in Starigrad-Paklenica, Croatia
organised by KA2 Project / Strategic Partnership "Home Away From Home"
23-30 July 2018

Aims & objectives

- To test the training modules and their quality through a pilot training for youth (blended mobility of young people)
- Equip youth with both knowledge and skills, which would further empower them to work proactively in their communities on integration issues and would foster the creation of local and national alliances and networks across Europe.
- Provide opportunities for youth leaders from several European countries to learn about positive examples of the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants at a local level
- For participants to better understand the complexity of successful integration approaches at community level
- For participants to set up an action plan for the community work in the own country

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

Team: The trainers' team was internationally composed following the nationalities of the project partners (UK, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Croatia)

Group: The group was also composed of 5 participants and 1-2 researchers of each country (UK, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Croatia)

Training methods used & main activities

# Open Space Technology
# Guided Journalling
# self-organised sessions and contributions by participants
# team building activities
# non-formal methods such as: small group work, reflection, experiential learning, theme-cenctered-interaction

Outcomes of the activity

-> participants were strengthened and empowered to continue their work with refugees, migrants, asylum seekers
-> participants had formed a sub-group to work on an international follow-up Erasmus+ activity between their organisations
-> participants reflected (within the feedback etc.) that they worked on their agency and identified potentials to improve their current activism/work

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

-> full-time trainer
-> involved early on in the conceptualization of the training

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

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