- Name of the project: Training Course ‘’Colors of Europe’’
- Date of Project: 27.02.2024. – 07.03.2024.
- Sending Organization: ”BRAVO”
- Hosting organization: ‘’EYCB’’
- Place: Vilnius, Lithuania
- Participants age: 18+
- The number of participants: 3
- Working language: English
- Deadline for applying: 07.02.2024.
This project is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It means that your travel costs, accommodation, and food will be fully covered if you get selected for the project. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
AIM OF THE PROJECT
The project recognizes the need for youth workers to enhance their competencies, ensuring they are well-prepared to address the challenges of hate speech. By incorporating innovative youth work methods and tools, the training course aims to provide practical strategies for navigating and transforming instances of hate speech. The emphasis is not solely on reactive measures but on proactively engaging in a transformative process that challenges the roots of discriminatory attitudes.
A particular emphasis within the project is placed on addressing the needs of young people with culturally diverse backgrounds. Youth workers are encouraged to tailor their approaches to the unique experiences of minorities, Roma, refugees, and migrant youth. Recognizing the intersectionality of hate speech, the project aims to foster cultural sensitivity and competence in youth workers, ensuring that interventions are not only effective but also respectful of the diverse identities present in youth settings.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Hate, when expressed through words, behaviors, or attitudes, poses a significant threat to societal harmony. Left unchallenged, it can become normalized, escalating into physical violence on a larger scale. In the age of social media, hate speech has found a willing platform, influencing people across various sectors of society. However, there is a widespread lack of clarity on what constitutes hate speech and how to effectively address it. The “Colors of Europe” project seeks to bridge this gap by empowering youth workers with concrete and adaptable tools to combat hate speech.
The project aims to enhance the capacity of youth workers to recognize hate speech in its various forms and understand its dehumanizing impact. By providing clear definitions and examples, the course seeks to create a foundation for effective intervention. Beyond addressing hate speech as it happens, the project focuses on empowering young people. It seeks to help them understand the origins and impact of hate speech, encouraging critical thinking and providing tools to challenge the underlying attitudes.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
- To be able to facilitate a proactive group-led response to addressing hate-related conflicts within the group of culturally diverse young people;
- To consider the motives behind and impact of hurtful language and to understand why some people might react differently;
- To learn to recognize and reflect on the impact of hate speech from different perspectives;
- Enable the understanding of different levels of hate and how it escalates;
- To become aware of existing societal structures of privilege and discrimination;
- To critically engage with the media and understand the role we play in shaping it;
- To develop self-awareness of the different ways social norms influence our assumptions, beliefs, judgments and expectations;
- To understand that behaviors are a result of feelings, which are connected to whether our needs are being met or not.
- To enable participants to explore and try out different ways to challenge power and oppression.
- To initiate local community actions for transferring hate speech and behavior in our local youth settings
- Youth workers, youth leaders who directly work with young people with diverse cultural backgrounds and represent youth organizations;
- Youth workers, and youth leaders who would like to improve intercultural communication in their youth organizations;
- Youth workers, and youth leaders, who would like to initiate high-quality youth exchanges and youth workers’ mobility projects on behalf of their represented youth organizations based on intercultural communication;
- Ready to take part in the whole training course;
- Able to communicate in English language
THE WORKING METHODOLOGY
Experienced trainers will prepare the methods based on the expectations and needs of the participants. They will provide participatory and creative methods which will ensure the participation of experienced and less experienced participants. Some methods planned to be used are individual, pair, and mixed group work, drawings, montage/collage, group discussions, brainstorming, role play, board games, idea and project development, etc.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & TRAVELLING
Participants will stay in Panorama Hotel, Seinų str. 4, Vilnius.
The website of accommodation: https://panoramahotel.lt/
The participants will be accommodated in shared rooms, 2-3 per room. During the stay, food will be prepared by experienced cooks, provided at the venue. Three meals and two coffee breaks per day will be provided.
TRAVEL AND COST LIMITS:
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Fully Covered
How to apply?
- Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM with in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
- Deadline for applying: 07.02.2024.
- Selection results: 10.02.2024.
- PARTICIPATION FEE: NO PARTICIPATION FEE
- If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org