Non-formal tools for immigration youth workers
“Non-formal tools for immigration youth workers” will be a 10 days seminar coordinated and implemented by D.G.T. association from Romania, with financial support of European Commission’s Erasmus Plus programme. The projects aims at providing the participants with knowledge and skills which are meant to help them better work in supporting the integration of the immigrants and refugees in the hosting countries. The methodology used in the seminar will revolve around the non-formal education, hence the non-academic format of the meeting. We expect that during the seminar the participants will learn about specific non-formal methods which, by the end of the activities, they will be able to put in practice back in their communities, in working with young migrants. We will make sure that this goal will be also enhanced through intensive sharing between participants, while this process will be encouraged through several exercises done in small teams, but also through self-reflection sessions, role games, team building, activities which will require critical thinking etc. We are aware that not everybody attending this seminar will have the same level of training regarding the topic, but we do expect at least people who have worked or plan to work soon in the process of immigrants integration.
Our expert, the trainer in immigration, will work together with us to give the seminar a smooth transition from theoretical aspects to practical and more dynamic ways of learning.
By taking part in this meeting, the participants will also:
- deepen their understanding of migration, causes&effects, European and national context; come up with creative solutions to the problems raised
- develop professionally by acquiring competences in non-formal education, intercultural exchange, international knowledge, social-civic competences
- improve foreign language communication
- increase their working satisfaction
- gain experience in international work
- obtain resources which they will further pass on to their co-workers within their own organizations, both through their daily work and carrying out informative sessions on what they have achieved after having participated in this seminar
- develop their professional network by working on future partnerships
- develop themselves personally, by learning about other cultures, overcome their fear of speaking in public, become better team workers, break stereotypes of various kinds etc.
Each partner country will send 3 youth workers who must be at least 18 years old, with no upper age limit. We are seeking people who are actively working in the field of social integration of immigrants/refugees in their countries/communities or internationally. We would like to receive applications from youth workers who are involved with social, educational and cultural voluntary activities for youth in the communities thy work in. Priority will be given to those candidates who carry out activities by working directly with immigrants/refugees, such as personnel from immigration camps or integration centers. The candidates should be youth workers, youth project managers/coordinators, active volunteers, educators and social workers and the like.
Programme and action:
Erasmus+ KA1 seminar
24 May - 4 June 2019
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