(Erasmus+) Youth in Action
“Identity and communication for intercultural acceptance”
01/05/2013 – 20/11/2013

The 8 days long training course “Identity and Communication for intercultural acceptance” gathered 22 participants from 7 countries (United Kingdom, Croatia, Turkey, Slovenia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) in Newcastle from 9th till 17th July 2013. Project targeted youth workers willing to take the lead of facilitating intercultural acceptance in our projects and communities.

The themes of the project were: Anti-discrimination, Young migrants, Cultural diversity, Identity, Stereotypes, Intercultural communication and conflict transformation, Intercultural dialogue, Acceptance of diversity, Intercultural learning, Youth in Action programme and new project ideas.

Objectives:

  • Sharing experience regarding intercultural diversity in our communities and countries
  • Explore the concepts of identity and its development on personal level and in relation with different groups we feel belonging to
  • Mapping identity related issues in our local and European youth work
  • Promoting cultural diversity as a strength in our everyday life and (youth) work
  • Promoting intercultural dialogue as instrument in acquiring the knowledge and aptitudes for dealing with a more open and more complex environment
  • Further developing participants’ competencies in communication, conflict transformation and teamwork for quality leadership and facilitation of intercultural dialogue in intercultural projects
  • Enabling participants to define, plan, develop and lead quality projects which contribute to intercultural dialogue and acceptance of diversity in communities
  • Introducing the Youth in Action programme and developing new projects (youth exchanges) and future cooperation among participating organizations with the topic of intercultural dialogue and including representatives of cultural minorities

The training course was based on the approach and principles of non-formal education. A combination of different creative and interactive methods was used and designed upon the profile of participants.

The total grant for this project was: 19.796,87 EUR.