Noored Ühiskonna Heaks (NYH) is promoting a call for participants for a Training Course called “It starts with You(th)!” which will take place from 20th until 27th March 2018 in Bratina, Croatia.
Social and economic circumstances in Africa, Middle East and the war in Syria have contributed to increasing the number of migrants and asylum seekers who seek security and better living conditions in European Union. We are talking about a large number of people who have different age, levels of education, work experience, and religion and come from different cultural environments with different traditions and values. It is very important to distinguish the key terms: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Young people in European countries, especially in rural enclosed communities, don’t understand those key terms and concepts and are not familiar with the EU and Member States’ procedures when migrants enter the EU. The fact that young people and the community as a whole are not informed of the rights and obligations of migrants in some EU countries, there is a rise of radicalism and distrust towards migrants who have already come and those who are about come.
In order to integrate into the community, it is important for the local community to be informed and educated about the importance of the inclusion of asylum seekers and the importance of tolerance and acceptance of diversity. Ignorance leads to radicalism, xenophobia and that can escalate.
Young people are those with whom we need to work through formal and non-formal learning methods in the direction of education and information that others who are different do not pose a threat to their local community and society as a whole. Hence the name of the training course is “It starts with You(th)!” meaning that every change starts with an individual , especially youth. Through youth work, we recognized the need for a tool that would effectively contribute to youth work and empowering youth to be more tolerant, more inclusive and to stress out the importance of tolerance . We have recognized the issue of asylum seeker inclusion as a topic that is common in all partner countries and we will present it through simulation games as a tool for non-formal learning, information and education for young people.
The goal of the project is to empower youth workers or people who are motivated to work with youth (the emphasis is on people who are active in the local community) with a new tool for increasing the quality of work with youth.
There will be 31 participants from 10 different countries: Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Romania, Armenia, Turkey, Palestine, Lithuania, Bulgaria, and Ukraine. The event will be held in English. There are 3 vacancies available and participants should minimum 18 years old.
The Erasmus + Programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse 100% of the travel costs for the participants – up to 245 euros. There will be a participation fee of 40 Eur. per participant.
All the interested people should fill the application form below!
Application deadline: 26th February 2018
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