The “Europe and Diversity” training is a creative, analytical and critical learning experience that will give new life to old concepts. Cultural diversity is the richness of European societies; the number of minority communities and groups in different countries reflects this. Whether national, religious, ethnic, social or cultural, minorities are an important asset for an intercultural Europe. However, this diversity does not always go hand in hand with social cohesion and cooperation, which are prerequisites for equal rights and opportunities. Discriminatory practices remain a problem in many societies, as do poverty and social exclusion.
Objectives of the project:
This training aims to bring together youth professionals as well as young people with fewer opportunities to raise their awareness of diversity and equip them to take this dimension into account more effectively and positively in their work with very different young people or in their daily lives.
We want this training to be an opportunity for participants to learn from each other. This is why we wanted to put both professionals and young people at the heart of this project to have a broader vision of the realities of each actor, the obstacles and possible solutions. Some differences are more obvious than others – such as ethnicity, religion or language. However, diversity is more than just obvious differences, it also includes differences such as level of education, social and economic situation, sexuality, health and hidden or visible disabilities. Participants
will also learn how to pass on what they have learned during the training to the young people they work with or even become peer sensitizers or initiators of ideas related to
the theme for the young participants themselves.
Location: Angoulême, France
Date: August 30 to September 07, 2021.
Have these plans gotten you all excited? Register now! All costs, i.e.: travel, training costs, food and hotel accommodation, are reimbursed by the European Union.
There are a few requirements to participate:
- Participants must be at least 18 years old / between 18 and 30 years old.
- You must be proficient in the English language
- You must be living in the Netherlands or be in possession of a Dutch proof of identity.
- You must be in possession of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
- You must be willing to be filmed during the sessions and workshops of the activities
- And to be a broad-minded person who can work together in a group
- The form below must be completed