Social Justice/Diversity Courses in Budapest

Deadline: 5 March 2013
Open to: professionals, volunteers and multipliers from Youth in Action Programme countries motivated to work on anti-discrimination topics
Venue: 23 April – 28 September 2013 in Budapest, Hungary


The social justice and diversity long term training course (LTTC) will consist of one initial residential training course, one residential advanced training course and a practical field phase between the two. During the field phase participants are to explore the potential of social justice issues and international projects – stimulate and support them to realize with the support of the trainers team.

The first module is about “sexism and heterosexism” and provides an easy access to daily life experiences of the participants as well as a suitable approach to an understanding of the Social Justice method. The second module is about “classism.” The expression is rather new in European context, yet already very powerful to understand social exclusion. The module “classism” offers an exposition about discrimination and privileges based on social class background of individuals or social groups. Both modules will help to understand the approach of Intersectionality. They will raise awareness for understanding dynamics of discrimination and exclusion and will increase personal capabilities to counteract them in daily praxis of youth work.

At the end of the first (initial) training course (first phase) there will be a careful assessment of how one can become an ally of change and fight discrimination in one’s own surrounding. Activities will be developed for every participant, which are as well feasible as they have good chances to provide meaningful outcome.

During the field phase (second phase) there will be a coaching by the trainers to accompany participants during the implementation of activities/ projects against discrimination and assure the success of the actions. The second (advanced) training (third phase) will wrap up the experiences with implementing the idea of social justice, reflect on good and difficult practice and provide some guidelines for further work.

Flow of the long-term training course:

1st phase: Initial training course from April 23rd – 30th 2013 in Budapest, Hungary
2ndphase: Field phase from May 2013 – August 2013
3rdphase: Advanced training course from September 22nd- 28th 2013 in Budapest, Hungary


This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Programme Countries, please contact the host NA for further information about the financial details.

The overall aim of this social justice and diversity long term training course is to increase the diversity of participants in local or international non-formal education, e.g. youth mobility programs. To achieve this, this Long Term Training Course aims to sensitize social/youth workers for different forms of discrimination and enable them to facilitate communication in a less discriminative way. In order to achieve the overall aim, the LTTC’s objectives are the following:

  • Sensitizing youth workers through the Social Justice Training method on existing prejudices, anti-discrimination and their own ‘blind spots’ and how these were reproduced and strengthen by fears of being different or matching the unknown;
  • Analyzing those factors (prejudices, discrimination, barriers on individual, cultural and institutional levels) that prevent participation of less-privileged youth in local or international projects;
  • Supporting the participants in raising their capabilities to become aware of own privileges and resources;
  • Supporting participants to ensure the feasibility and development of projects/actions with the involvement of less-privileged young people;
  • Supporting participants in their learning process by providing a space to exchange experiences and good practices or possible problems.


There will be places for 16 participants from Youth in Action Programme countries at the training, selected according to the criteria below:

  • Professionals, volunteers and multipliers motivated to work on anti-discrimination topics
  • Motivated in exploring one’s own blind spots in terms of discrimination or lacks of diversity and willing to raise awareness
  • Desire to initiate activities within own working fields and organisations in order to reduce exclusion and discrimination
  • Some experience or knowledge about international youth mobility projects is helpful
  • Motivated for further personal and professional development
  • Confident in and able to communicate in (international) English.


The application deadline is 5 March 2013. Apply using the online application process available HERE. The training course is organized by the National Institute For Family and Social Policy – Youth in Action Programme Office (Hungary)(National Agency) and co-organized by the British Council (UK) (National Agency).

Contact for questions: Zsofia Szoke at [email protected] or at [email protected], or by phone at 003612376763.

Before applying please contact the 

NA of your residence country

 to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. 

For more information, please review the call for applications HERE or the official website HERE.

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