Together We Can (EN)

We live in a time when more people choose to live outside of their home country than ever. Through the years, around 72 million migrants have made their home in Europe. Just the European Union itself is home to over 33 million people born outside of the EU. In addition, the most recent Eurostat figures show that more than 17 million citizens changed their country of birth within the EU for another EU country.

Demand for migrant workers to fill gaps in local labour markets is set to rise as Europe’s population ages. Conflicts in the Middle East are forcing more refugees to seek safety in the EU. The European societies are ethnically and culturally mixed, and this trend is growing. Although the societies are becoming more mixed, the conflicts between the people from different cultures are still there and in many areas the cultures are becoming more divided.

The current situation demands more temporary competencies, methods and tools which shall be put into practice from the youth workers who are already working with people from different cultures, in order to improve the communication and cooperation for peacefully living together. Because if not, the young people will continue to create stereotypes and prejudices which will lead to hate speech, discrimination, conflicts and even somewhere ghettoisation.

Project objectives
  • To recognize the unique importance of each culture , emphasizing shared values and pluralizing identity
  • To increase intercultural awareness and understanding about different communication styles and approaches in multicultural areas by exchanging views and experiences
  • To experience the existing and alternative methods and tools for intercultural education in youth work
  • To improve participants’ facilitation skills, teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for working with youth
  • To develop positive attitudes and behaviors for less discrimination and more positive intercultural relations
  • To promote tolerance, equity and solidarity among different cultures, nationalities, ethnic and religious groups, etc. according to the human rights principals

Location: Mediano Madrid, Spain
Albergue Collado Mediano – El Colladito (site in Spanish)

Date: 16th to 22nd of May, 2022

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. (Travel costs are reimbursed up to €275,- p.p.)

 

 

There are a few requirements to participate:

 

  • Participants must be at least 18 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
In the event of an emergency, the specified contact person will be contacted by telephone.
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