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Youth Training Course: “Fostering Roma Inclusion for Romani Youth Trafficking Prevention in Europe”

The training activity took place
in Plovdiv, BULGARIA
organised by EMNYTP
23-30th April 2010

Aims & objectives

The training course aimed at training 30 Roma and non-Roma
youth leaders and multiplers on forstering Roma inclusion for Roma youth
trafficking prevention in Europe. The objectives of our course were: to
develop a sense of common European responsibility for the Roma inclusion
in Europe; to address the root causes of trafficking in Roma: Roma
exclusion, based on poverty, unemployment and lack of education and access
to resources and the factors facilitating Roma women's vulnerability to
trafficking: féminisation of poverty, gender discrimination, lack of
educational and professional opportunities; to promote Roma youth access to
education, employment and to resources, rights, goods and services in order
to prevent exclusion of Roma youth in Europe; to mobilise European youth
involvement in implementing innovative strategies in youth work to promote
Human Rights, Participation and Equality for Roma inclusion; to train youth
multipliers to develop youth work measures to help the most vulnerable and
those experiencing particular integration problems; to train youth multipliers,
working with Roma youth to foster Roma inclusion as a mean to stop
trafficking of Romani women and youth;

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

Particpants and trainers came from
Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Netherlands, UK, France, Poland, Latvia, Tukey and Portugal.

Training methods used & main activities

Using non-formal training educational methods, the course was organized in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where biggest Roma ghetto in Europe, Stolipinovo is located. This way particpants took the opportunity to undergo some filed work with the youth of the Ghetto and meet local Roma youth activists, groups and organizations. The methods of inclusing obesrvation and monitoring were used and the experiences of the youth workers were carefuly debriefied afterwards.

Outcomes of the activity

Creates a European Pool of Roma
Youth Trainers (EPRYT) to raise awareness and educate for trafficking prevention and protection in the Roma communities in Europe;
Promoted an asset-based Roma community action for trafficking prevention and
protection of vulnerable children and young women, mapping and mobilizing
of all Roma community assets.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full time trainer

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

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