Deadline: 12 May 2012
Open to: Youth workers from Albania, Kosovo, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey
Venue: 26 May – 3 June 2012, Novi Sad, Serbia
Reaching groups of young people that are excluded, isolated, discriminated, building a tolerant and healthy divers community is always a hard, challenging and difficult task. Streets have a huge potential in terms of informing, making awareness, including and building a community therefore specific methods designed for street work are highly recommended in this field and specially in times when they are not so widely applied.
The main goal of the project is to develop competencies among youth workers to contribute to a cohesive society though alternative street animation and campaigning methods.
More specific objectives are:
- To increase the knowledge level of young people and youth workers in topics like: global interdependencies, MDG-s, social and global justice, social exclusion
- To create pro-active attitudes towards social exclusion and global issues;
- To encourage participation and involvement of young people in social processes;
- to develop sense of common responsibility for the future of their local communities from a global and social perspective;
- To develop practical skills in street animation and campaigning methods (street theatre, clowning, joggling, flash mobs, animation, etc);
- To stimulate the participants to act as “social exclusion fighters” in their own organization and regions;
During the training course, participants will go to an in-depth process of exploring global and social topics and how to apply “think global, act local” motto in their own lives and organizations by acquire new alternative methods for making awareness/information/inclusion. Different “street work” tools and method will be explored and can be used further on in their activities with their target groups and in non-formal education of their colleagues.
The target audience are youth workers (aged 18 and above) that are active in community development field and need to develop multiplying skills in alternative methods as street animation and campaigning in order to reach more target groups in their communities.
Previous experience in local projects aiming at community development or/and social intervention is desired.
There will be 24 participants in total and youth workers from following countries are invited to apply: Albania, Kosovo, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey.
The training will be held in Novi Sad, Serbia, between 26 May and 3 June 2012.
This project is funded by the Youth in Action Programme. According to its rules, all costs of board and logging will be covered by the organisers. In addition, the Youth Dialogue Programme is going to reimburse 70% of the participants’ travel costs, upon the receipt of all original tickets and invoices.