Tackling radicalization through education and youth work
The training course for youth workers and youth leaders ( age range 20/30 )
October 24th – 1st November 2016
32 youth leaders and youth workers active at the local level from
- CZECH REPUBLIC
- FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
October 15th 2016
Aims and objectives
The main aim of this project is to address one of the most pressing concerns of European societies – the problem of youth radicalisation. On one hand, young people, often affected by unemployment and other negative consequences of the economic and social crisis are becoming increasingly susceptible to radicalisation (both online and as a result of peers’ pressure). On the other hand, the rise of radical terrorists and religious extremists leads to increased social tension between different groups within societies, with representatives of minorities often wrongly blamed and stigmatised by representatives of majorities. These problems are mostly visible in Western European countries, as Belgium, France and UK. All of this is taking place within the context of increased introversion among public. People seem to be interested only in their own affairs, separating themselves from others with “walls or indifference”. In our project we want to address these challenges by deconstructing the existing problems, promoting educational solutions and fostering strategic cooperation between youth organisations and public authorities. Therefore, we have decided to organise a training course for youth workers and youth leaders on strategies for preventing radicalisation. The project aims to provide participants with required competencies on youth inclusion, social cohesion intercultural dialogue integration and conflict management, as tools of the prevention of youth radicalisation; to increase the knowledge about the root causes of the youth radicalisation; to empower participants to be able to act as multipliers, using these competences in their daily work and thus empowering their peers and young people they work with; to facilitate cooperation between youth organisations and local stakeholders on this concern.
The objectives are:
- to increase the knowledge about the root causes of the youth radicalisation;
- to provide participants with necessary competencies on youth inclusion, social cohesion and entrepreneurship, mainly important as tools for preventing youth radicalisation;
- to empower participants to be able to act as multipliers, using these competences in their daily work and thus empowering their peers and young people they work with;
- to facilitate cooperation between youth organisations and local authorities, as well as representatives from the business sector.
Expectations and Rules during the project
Working language will be English. All participants should have good level of English skills not only to be able to understand the language, but also participate in discussions and act as independent facilitators of activities and learning process in English.
The participants are expected to attend the whole duration of the project and participate in all activities. If an emergency happens and you need to be absent for a short time, the team should be informed in advance. Please use the free time for meeting friends. If you miss any part of the course only without a valid reason (illness or unforeseen grave circumstances) and without informing the team and/or if you cause major problems for the team and or the participant group, the team will have to take measures going from partial refunding of the tuition, travel expenses, board and lodging by the participant up to exclusion from the course in extreme situations.
Please note that during the course the team have the authority to take decisions in a day-to-day life as well as the arrangement of the programme.
How to get to the course?
- With receiving this info pack, you are expected to start checking the options for tickets to finish the procedure of buying tickets the soonest possible (to make sure that they are still cheap). The best option to come to Italy is to take a flight to Rome Fiumicino airport. We recommend www.skyscanner.net for flight search.
- Once you have chosen a flight connection, please consult it with: Marco -the main coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that only when he gives you “green light” for the connection and price, you are allowed to buy tickets
- From Rome Fiumicino you can take the bus to the central station in Rome Termini. At the central station of Rome Termini you then take a train to Campobasso.
- As a last resort, we will arrange transportation from Campobasso to Colletorto ( venue of activities ) also if you can’t make it on time, but we are sure you will be able to arrange everything to take the last train to Campobasso.
- All participants are required to make their own travel insurance for the time of training course.
- SUMMARIZE :
- …………> ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT
- ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT > ROME TERMINI CENTRAL STATION ticket bought by participants at the airport
- ROME TERMINI CENTRAL STATION > CAMPOBASSO ticket reserved and bought by us, we will send it on your mail
- CAMPOBASSO > COLLETORTO we will pick up you at the train station
- A focus on building personal resilience and a positive sense of identity: supporting young people to be emotionally resilient to life’s pressures and able to foster a positive sense of self, for example, through positive thinking, conflict-management techniques and celebrating their multi-faceted identities.
- Development of critical thinking skills, i.e. continually encouraging young people to think for themselves and in doing so take account of a balanced range of evidence and alternative perspectives – we look at how these skills can be developed to help young people to become informed and independent thinkers who are resilient to the influence of propaganda, e.g. through text-based, discussion-led and multi-media teaching approaches.
- Opportunities for interaction and team-work, so that young people develop transferable skills for positive collaboration and ongoing engagement.List of the most prominent learning outcomes divided by day. The full list learning outcomes is attached to this form in the activity program where is closely linked with its activity.
The training course for youth workers, youth leaders, peer-to-peer educators.
One young people with fewer opportunities (YPWFO) for partner organization following the criterias below
– young people with learning difficulties
– early school-leavers and school dropouts
– lower qualified persons
– young people with poor school performance
– young people from remote or rural areas
– young people living on small islands or peripheral regions
– young people from urban problem zones
– young people from less serviced areas ( limited public transport, poor facilities, abandoned villages)
– young people with a low standard of living, low income, dependence on social welfare system
– in long-term unemployment or poverty
– young people who are homeless, young people in debt or with financial problems.
Building Bridges members and/or long term unemployed (proved by scanned document) will have preference to this volunteer service.
As soon as we get the list of all participants, we will keep you updated with all the new information regarding the project. We will create a Facebook group to enable our communication more smooth and invite you to join it. Should you have more questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We are looking forward to meet all of you here in Italy.
You should complete registration in 2 steps:
1. Please send your application form, CV and motivation letter to email@example.com with subject “TC Italy Verna Colletorto“. Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”. All documents written in english you can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “TC Italy Verna Colletorto“. We give you creative ideas about how to create a good CV in English.
Selected participants will receive the detailed infosheet after the selection process.
2. Pay the registration fee (40€) by Paypal or bank transfer to :Asociación Building Bridges, CIF G85466886. This registration fee includes one year membership to our National and International activities.
* It is compulsory to send application form, CV and motivation letter and pay the registration fee at the same time in order to be within the pre-selection process.
If you are not selected by the sending or hosting organisation, we will reimburse the fee. Please see conditions of Erasmus+ grants
Payment by bank: Asociacion Building Bridges
IBAN / BIC:
ES67 0081 1534 5900 0116 4823 / BSAB ESBB
What do our participants say?
- Álvaro en Cerdeña
- Carlos e Isabel en su SVE social
- Vídeo de Alejandro
- María de SVE en Córcega
- Alicia en Polonia
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