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Youth workers against extremism and xenophobia

The training activity took place
in Varna, Bulgaria
organised by Municipality of Varna
Reference person

Lina Sotirakou

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Aims & objectives

The training course "Youth workers against extremism and xenophobia" will took place in Austria and involved youth workers from 6 Programme Countries. During the Training course, we explore the issues of extremism, intolerance and find solutions to act as youth worker against extremism and xenophobia. The Training Course support young people and active youth workers to learn about the ways of living together, accepting differences and fighting together against extremism and xenophobia in nowadays reality.

Our aim. With this Training course, we aim to empower youth workers and youth leaders with skills, knowledge, and attitudes to develop a capacity for fighting extremism and xenophobia. Our objectives are the following:
- To re-explore the key concepts, such as extremism and xenophobia and their transformation in European reality
- To analyze what are the main reasons for the rise of Extremism and
Islamaphobia in different European countries
- To discover the right attitudes towards an intercultural society
- To promote active citizenship, tolerance and non-formal education
- To analyze the European values and how they can be used in contrasting those phenomena.
- To develop new projects fighting extremism and xenophobia

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

44 youngsters 18-22 years old from Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Greece, Portugal and Finland

Training methods used & main activities

Project based on non-formal education methods, like ice breaking and team-building activities, workshops on communication, simulations, theater, daily evaluations, working groups, trips, NGO fair, field visits and other creative activities.

Outcomes of the activity

The youth workers also contributed to the project with their input by preparing recommendations for NGO-s, Youngsters and the oppressed. The recommendations will be spread in their countries. This will contribute to the spreading of Tolerance and understanding in Europe. The participants also developed several international projects. The topics of the projects are diverse.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Full time preparation and leading the training course sessions with an amazing co-trainer

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

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