SMIT "CREATOR" members were participating in a TC titled Addressing European Mobility all co-ordinated by Amber Initiatves and held in Plymouth, UK.
This training is an opportunity to find out more migration, diversity issues and inclusive strategy to engage with migrant community, with specific focus on Roma community.
There will be participants attending from United Kingdom, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Greece and Poland, so it is a good opportunity to meet other people who are working in the same area or establish new contacts.
Summary of the project:
A migrant community is a hard-to-reach community. We have worked in this field for 8 years and managed to build strong links with local migrant communities and are proud of this achievement.
This course will reflect strongly on anti-racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia as this, unfortunately, still is prevalent all over the world. Raising awareness of economic and social conditions throughout Europe, and how they affect young migrant people, opens the door to a discussion of Anti Oppressive Practice, and we intend to undergo specific activities based on tackling such social obstacles.
We are offering a training course that will not only raise awareness regarding migration , diversity and Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP) to tackle discrimination, but particularly concerning minority groups such as Romani Gypsy people.
This training will enable the sharing of experiences and knowledge, give opportunity to create new tools and methods that enable youth workers and leaders, who work with young people, to promote cohesion and social inclusion between young people.
The joint work of this six day long course, sharing and exchanging experiences, as well as creating a network between organisations working on this matter and seeking for subjects that would raise interest for further cooperation, are the main purposes of this training course.
The project will be based on best practice in the YiA field, where we are very experienced, and will use tools and methods from our extensive resource base. We have also planned the involvement of local young people and community representatives to give their points of view on the work.
Target group are Youth workers and youth leaders. No age limit.
The working language is English.
Methodology will mix theoretical and practical learning sessions. Working methods will be interactive and participants’ active involvement will be stimulated by trainer/facilitators throughout the course. Questions, groups and individual works, sharing and brainstorming activities will be used to reassure better concepts’ understanding and assimilation.
More specifically, the methodology will consist of:
1) Enriched lectures
2) Group discussions and reflections
3) Action methods (workshop teaching mode)
4) Peer exchange of good practices
5) Interactive sessions