Avoiding Sexist Acts in Youth Exchanges — France

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Program: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Dates: 8—15 May 2022

Venue: Mutzig, France

National team size: 2

Please read the info-pack.

Participating countries: France, Czech Republic, Romania, Italy, Croatia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain

Hosting organisation: TAMBOUR BATTANT

Project description:

The aim of the project is to bring together youth exchange leaders and youth workers, and train them to spot sexist acts, prevent them, listen and help the young people concerned, support, advise young people who feel the need and know the different laws.

The objectives of the projects are:

  • Train youth workers to identify sexist acts and know how to react to situations
  • Exchange on good practices in different countries on gender issues
  • Cooperate for future projects between different European countries on gender equality issues
  • Help youth workers to set up workshops on sexism and gender equality for young people.

Participants’s profile:

  • Minimum 20 years old
  • Active youth worker or leader of youth exchanges (also youth with less/fewer opportunities)
  • Experience as a youth leader during two exchanges minimum and/or experience in preparing groups of young people before departure for a youth exchange
  • Communicative level of English
  • Experienced in using Non-Formal Education methods
  • Motivation to take active part in all workshops during the activity
  • Willing to improve the quality of their education methods use in work or volunteering activities
  • Willing to prepare necessary materials before the project and make the follow up activities

Impacts of the project
The desired impacts on the training participants are:

  • personal development based on self-reflection and self-evaluation
  • skills development: how to create and implement workshops based on non-formal education to achieve specific objectives (sexist acts, gender equality)
  • increase and improve the quality of non-formal education methods used in working with their young people in their
    structures
  • knowledge of the opportunities offered by the ERASMUS + program for their young people and themselves
  • broaden the perspective of different European problems
  • increase tolerance, awareness and understanding of different cultures and countries
  • develop their skills for working in an international team and in a multicultural environment
  • develop its network of international contacts
  • develop a European identity and active citizenship (create projects for fellow citizens upon return to their country)
  • develop understanding and communication in a foreign language
  • increase self-esteem and self-confidence
  • increase the initiative of youth workers towards larger projects

Participants
Number of participants per country: 2 (except France: 4 and Romania: 3)
It would be nice if each country could come with 1 boy and 1 girl
Participants must live in France, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Spain, Romania, Czech Republic

Participants’ profile:

  • Minimum 20 years old
  • Active youth worker or leader of Erasmus+ youth exchanges (also youth with less/fewer opportunities)
  • Experience as a youth leader during two Erasmus+ youth exchanges minimum and/or experience in preparing groups of young people before departure for an Erasmus+ youth exchange
  • Communicative level of English
  • Experienced in using Non-Formal Education methods
  • Motivation to take active part in all workshops during the activity
  • Willing to improve the quality of their education methods use in work or volunteering activities
  • Willing to prepare necessary materials before the project and make the follow up activities

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