Social Inclusion in Action: The Beauty of Cultural Diversity — Bulgaria

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Programme: ERASMUS+: Youth, Key Action 1: training course

Dates: 19—26 August 2021

Venue: Emen, Veliko Tarnovo region, Bulgaria

Please read the info-pack or the project webpage.

Hosting organisation: Cooperation for Voluntary Service Bulgaria

Project description:

Objectives:

  • to improve the understanding of youth workers about the specifics of working with people with
    cultural differences;
  • to increase knowledge on how to reach and involve young people with cultural differences
    (immigrants, refugees or descendants of immigrant or refugee families; members of national or
    ethnic minorities; people who have difficulties with their linguistic adaptation or cultural
    integration) in everyday life activities of partner organizations;
  • to provide youth workers with concrete ideas and tools for the inclusion of disadvantaged young people;
  • to provide a set of specific methods for training and supporting young people with special needs in their involvement in various activities at local and international level;
  • to encourage a positive attitude towards the implementation of projects with the participation of disadvantaged young people;
  • to develop skills for empathy, acceptance and non-discrimination;
  • to increase the attitude towards acceptance, solidarity and the promotion of diversity.

Participants’ profile:

  • Age 18+
  • youth workers, social workers, mentors, coaches of youth initiatives and solidarity projects, volunteer
  • coordinators, trainers, facilitators, activists
  • participants may have experience working with young people with fewer opportunities who wish to share with other participants and increase their knowledge and develop their competencies, or so far have no experience and wish to start promoting and supporting the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities
  • youth leaders who can turn into multiplayer and peer-to-peer trainers willing to share knowledge, ideas, useful tips
  • willing to participate in the creation of the Toolbox for Social Inclusion
  • able to understand and express themselves in English
  • are committed to attend for the full duration of the event
  • are committed to do a follow-up/dissemination activity to be implemented in their country after the training

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