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When Social Meet Rights

The training activity took place
in Montijo, Portugal
organised by Omnis Factum

Aims & objectives

The training was aimed at providing tools and methods how to make social rights effective of young people in disadvantaged communities.
The objectives:
• to increase the awareness of the European Social Charter and its practical implementation among young people;
• to address situations of conflict and exclusion of young people living in multicultural environments through non-formal
education and youth work projects;
• to develop conceptual and practical means of translating intercultural dialogue into the realities of youth work;
• to explore and identify means for innovative youth work projects with young people at risk of exclusion and violence;
• to offer guidance and support for the implementation of projects in the topic of the training course in participants’
• to address situations of exclusion, conflict and violence affecting young people through partnerships between youth work,
youth policy and local authorities.

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

The target group of the activity was youth workers/activits that are in general working in the youth filed, doing seminars, trainings and workshops. The participants came from 11 countries: Portugal, Poland, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Romania, UK, Austria, Lithuania, Greece, Estonia, Sweden.

Training methods used & main activities

The training is based on the principles of non-formal education as voluntarism, learning by experience and learning by doing.
The methods are part of a non-formal way of civic education in Social Rights policy, using experiential learning and methods such as simulations, role plays, various discussion methods, problem solving activities, reflection groups, interactive workshops etc.

Outcomes of the activity

The training has developed certain skills amongst the participants such as:
1) Enhanced awareness and understanding of social rights’ related concepts, instruments for their protection and
controversial issues.
2) The ability to develop project ideas on the basis of newly acquired knowledge, within an international group of people.
3) The ability to articulate social rights’ related concepts in order to promote them in a wide variety of audiences.
4) Improved knowledge about situations affecting young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in terms of their access to social rights across Europe, mainly through illuminating examples and practices to counter these situations.
5) The ability to cooperate efficiently with people from various educational, social, economical and cultural backgrounds.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was an assistant trainer. I was facilitating one of the reflection groups and I helped with the implementation of several parts of the program.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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