Name of the project: MOJU U(th)niversity – Transformers
Date: 16th to 21st October 2017
Country/City: Portugal, Faro
What was the main topic of the event?
Alice Aho – The main topic of this training course was intercultural conflicts. We opened the topic with how to understand which type of conflicts we are dealing and afterwards played out different type of solutions.
Elina Raudsepp – The main topic was to get to know on what grounds conflicts are appearing, to detect conflicts in different cultures and to get to know different ways of solving them.
Alice Aho – I was very interested to see how people from different EU countries understand conflicts and how relevant they think these topics are. I learned the most from an activity where people introduced conflicts/problems that are important for them and their country right now. After that we were working in different groups on one specific topic that was important for us.
Elina Raudsepp – The biggest “ahhaa” moment in practice was that we don´t actually understand other cultural backgrounds if we haven´t been in them. So if you want to get to know some different cultures and people in them you have to go really deep and you have to leave all your prejudice.
Do you have any plans to continue active in the field? If yes, what?
Alice Aho – Right now I’m not directly involved in youth field, but since I have some friends who are I can share my knowledge. Besides, this topic about conflicts is important in any field. I would even take this as a general knowledge; we all need to know how to deal with conflicts and problems.
Elina Raudsepp – The topic was so wide that the knowledge of training course you can use in everyday life. Conflicts are part of human nature, so all the information was very useful.
Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?