Healthy Environment, Healthy Youth — Italy

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Erasmus+, Key Action 1: training course

Training course dates: 19—27 October 2022

Advance Planning Visit (APV): 19—22 September 2022. APV will be attended by one representative from each national team.

Venue: Tortolì – Arbatax, Italy

National team size: 3 participants

Please read the info-pack

Hosting organisation: Associazione Vele Corsare

Project description:

As youth workers, youth leaders we work directly with young people and of course, we cannot know all the details as family life, religion, cultural background, etc. of our target group. So, several times we don’t want and we can hurt. We can hurt with an innocent joke; we can discriminate with a look, a phrase, an unconscious behaviour. Nowadays, working with immigrants, Roma people, members of different ethnic groups, or only with a young person simple, we cannot know which issue can be really sensitive, as e.g. showing a funny short movie about religion or women can be really discriminative towards someone and we
even don’t know about it. We don’t know that we discriminate.

By our project we aim to make people aware of their subculture, their behaviour towards differences, raise awareness on their stereotypes and prejudices and spotlight when they discriminate others even unconsciously. Foster understanding how media effect their perspectives towards each other, how a joke can be discriminative even without knowing it. Then as next step, turn it upside down, use media as tool against discrimination. Use the popular tools what young people like nowadays for the sake of antidiscrimination and even invent projects and build partnership around the topic as anti-discrimination by the tool as media devices.

The overall aim of the training course:

  • To train youth workers and youth leaders on using media (jokes, short movies and advertisements) as tools on anti-discrimination.
  • To make them aware of their own cultural background, and how it influences them towards different cultures.
  • To foster understanding the reasons behind their reaction, stereotypes and prejudices, and to recognise discriminations around and by them.
  • To learn usage of new media technology on anti-discrimination with for and by young people they work with.

Learning objectives of the training course are:

  • To raise awareness on culture, cultural diversity and own cultural identity;
  • To explore and adapt the 3rd Youth Goal “Inclusive societies” of European Youth Strategy “Investing, Connecting and Empowering young people” to youth work context;
  • To make assessment on stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination in general and self–assessment in personal and professional level in particular;
  • To improve competences as usage of new modern technologies as tools for anti-discrimination;
  • To be able to prepare, realise and evaluate jokes, short movies and advertisements on antidiscrimination;
  • To create new partner network among organisations and invent together future projects.

The methodology of the training course:

The training course will be built on the needs and expectations of our participants, so absolutely learner centred. During our training course, we will improve communication skills, digital competences, cultural awareness and expression, management and organisational skills and self–esteem as attitude of our participants.

Methods we will use are self–assessment, theoretical and practical background, working in small groups, pairs, national and mixed groups, role plays, group building activities, research, creative and interactive methods.

Methodological order of the programme:
Culture – Cultural diversity – cultural identity
Stereotype – prejudice – discrimination
Discrimination through media as humour (e.g. jokes, short movies, advertisements) – anti-discrimination
through media as humour (e.g. jokes, short movies, advertisements)

Who can participate in the training course?

  • Above 18 and there is no upper age limit;
  • Youth workers, youth leaders, directly working with young people with difficult cultural background (e.g. immigrants, minorities, Roma, etc.);
  • Motivated to empower young people in daily youth work mainly emphasis on inclusion and antidiscrimination;
  • Ready to take part in the whole training course;
  • Have organizational support for further activities with young people;
  • Be able to communicate English.

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