Creative Methods for Intercultural Learning in Youth Work — Lithuania

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Programme: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Venue: Vilnius (Musninkai), Lithunia

Dates: 19—25 June 2022

National team size: 3 participants (aged 18+)

Please read the info-pack. If you are a Czech national, a foreigner currently residing in the Czech Republic (and a holder of a valid residence permit) or you are a Ukrainian citizen who has been granted temporary protection in the Czech Republic, please apply to take part in this project by submitting this application form by 22 May, the latest.

Hosting organisation: Musninkai rural community

Project description:

Intercultural learning is more than just a tool for combating radicalization and preventing terrorism. Intercultural learning principles reject any hierarchy of cultures or categorization of people, as well as tokenistic messages, within a human rights framework. More than ever before, intercultural learning has a role to play in providing learners with critical thinking skills, with competences to enter into dialogue and debate on controversial topics, to search for factual information and deconstruct biased images provided by mainstream media or public discourse (T-Kit 4: Intercultural Learning).

Together with international partners, we have made an analysis of our working field and we see a need to improve youth workers/specialists/volunteers’ skills in the field of intercultural learning. The majority of the partners are coming from rural areas or small towns, where intercultural competence should be developed or improved because in rural areas more and more foreigners are coming (volunteers, tourists, foreigners based on a family basis, etc.).

The project aims develop youth workers/specialists’ capacities, knowledge, and skills in the field of intercultural youth work through innovative creative methods.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To provide participants with creative methods and tools to make different identities and cultural diversity a fruitful experience;
  • To provide youth workers/specialists/volunteers with concrete ideas to motivate, engage and involve young people to take action for tolerance and understanding in their environment as well as on an international level by achieving “multiplying effect”;
  • To integrate accumulated experience in intercultural and non-formal education;
  • To improve youth workers’ knowledge, skills on intercultural learning, diversity, and EU values;
  • To promote intercultural dialogue and co-operation;
  • To improve the quality of Erasmus+ projects by strengthening participants’ awareness of cultural diversity.

Participants profile:

  • youth worker/specialist/volunteer working with youth
  • interested in intercultural learning topic through creative arts
  • new comers in youth field or already experienced ones
  • are highly motivated to join the training course
  • able to speak and understand instructions in English

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