Examples of Dissemination

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No to Exclusion, Yes to Inclusion

    35 Participants from Programme countries took part in the training course 'No to Exclusion, Yes to inclusion'.
    The participants from Macedonia, UK, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Italy and Greece spent together 6 days in November 2016 to explore topic of social inclusion, and the possibilities and tools on how to increase participation of young people with fewer opportunities in the Erasmus+ projects based on the Inclusion Strategy of Erasmus+ and the European Commission’ guidelines for working with migrants, refugees and other disadvantaged groups.

    The training course aimed to develop the participants' knowledge, skills and competencies on work with a diverse group of young people.
    It helped its participants to acquire new and/or get additional knowledge regarding the issues of exclusion, inclusion and non-formal education.
    The project gave the space to understand and discuss the specificity, problems and efficiency of working with mixed group of young people.

    The training concentrated on developing new or adopting existing non-formal education methods for work with the mixed groups, where (dis)advantaged young people together. The participants were involved directly through experiencing and sharing their real issues and challenges.

    The objectives of the training course were:

  • • To involve the participants into understanding, discussing and confronting the issue of exclusion/inclusion of a wide range of different (disadvantaged) groups of young people and work with inclusive (mixed) groups.

  • • To give to the participants the space to share their experience and best practice of working with young people with fewer life opportunities than most. This was to be compared and contrasted with those from more privileged backgrounds and who do not face situations and obstacles.

  • • To improve the understanding of the participating youth work professionals regarding the specificity, problems, challenges and advantages of working with groups made up of young people from a mixed and diverse range of backgrounds.

  • • To develop the skills of the youth work professionals in working with mixed groups. Emphasising the ability to transform and adapt familiar, non-formal methods to the specific needs of a particular mixed group. To develop new methods of working with a mixed group.

  • • To explore practical ways of reaching and involvement young migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and promoting fundamental values of our society among them.

  • • To promote diversity, intercultural and interreligious dialogue and tolerance among the participants.

  • The programme was designed in accordance with the objectives and the identified needs of participants. During the life of the project , the programme was continuously (or further) adapted according to participants’ needs, expectations and the evaluation of activity.
    The programme was based on principles of non-formal and informal education, and use participatory techniques/tools that lead to more effective programmes.

    Methods used:
    Combination of methodology sessions -presentations, debate, simulation exercises , case studies, practical activities in the field, etc.

    Participating organisations:
  • • Association ARABIS
Bulgaria (Sofia).

  • • Sprijin si Dezvoltare
Romania (Brasov).

  • • Center for Education and Development Macedonia (Tearce).

  • • Unique Projects Lithuania (Kaunas).

  • • Danube Volunteering Center
Romania (Perisoru).

  • • The Society of Riga partially sighted and Blind Look at me Latvia (Marupe).

  • • Janelas
Italy (Ozieri).

  • • Bulgarian Youth Community Bulgaria (Varna).

  • • Omilos Unesco Nomou Pirea & Nison Greece (Νikaia).

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