Practice of Tolerance — Lithuania


ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

Advance Planning Visit: 23—25 October

Training course dates: 30 November—7 December 2023

Czech team: 4 participants-youth workers 

Please read the info-pack.

Hosting organisation: Asociacija Jaunimo horizontai

Project report:

The Practice of Tolerance training course took place in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, during the week of 30 November to 7 December 2023. 10 countries participated in the project: the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, the Netherlands, Hungary and Greece. In total we had 44 participants. Even though we represented 10 countries together, 18 nationalities participated in the project.

The accommodation for the project was in a hotel just outside the centre of Vilnius. The location was absolutely amazing, so we were able to explore the beauty of Vilnius at Christmas.

The first day of the project was mainly informative. We focused on the project as a whole, what is ahead of us, what are everyone’s expectations, concerns, but also how we will each contribute to the project. We also focused on geUng to know the other participants and team building ac)vi)es followed.

From the second day onwards, we were already fully committed to the topic, but we also kept focusing on team building. We focused on hate speech, how to deal with it, but most importantly how it arises and how to prevent it. Thanks to the many participants with powerful life stories they were willing to share with us, we had some very moving and powerfully emotional moments, and I think I can speak for all the participants when I say that this experience helped open our eyes.

But the project was not just about hate speech. Thanks to Culture Night, where each group of participants presented their country, we learned a lot about other cultures and tasted different foods. We got to know Vilnius and made new friends across Europe. The project has given me so much and taking part was the best decision I have made in a long tome to teach.

I would like to thank Asociacija Jaunimo Horizontai and EYCB for this amazing opportunity.


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