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Migration and Inclusion: Chances and Challenges for our Future

In this long-term project we will learn, try out and discuss a large variety of non-formal pedagogical approaches to deal with the challenges of migration, inclusion and stereotypes. It contains two trainings (in Berlin+Amsterdam) and a practice-period.

Migration – and especially the situation of refugees – is one of the main topics in public opinion all over Europe. Images of shipwrecked people dying or being rescued in the Mediterranean, people crossing borders in the Balkan countries or trying to cross the channel-tunnel to Britain are day by day in the news.
Millions of people worldwide are on the move as a result of war, discrimination, social inequality and economic deprival in the hope to find a better future elsewhere. But there is still no clear European strategy helping to deal with the problems faced by those people, except for populist debates, rising hostilities against refugees, the over-securitization of borders and military solutions such as hunting escape helpers or criminalising rescue helpers at sea. Yet migration is of all times and people will continue looking for better opportunities. One of the main challenges of our time is the acceptance of the presence of migrants and their inclusion in European societies.

This double training course consists of two eight-day training events on the topic of migration and inclusion in Berlin and Amsterdam. They will be connected by a five-month try-out and evaluation period of conducting nonformal educational methods and best practice in all partner countries.

The participants will learn, try out, discuss and evaluate a large variety of pedagogical approaches to deal with the topics of migration, anti-racist education, stereotypes, intercultural dialogue and conflict management. The trainings involve activities such as doing excursions and guided tours, talking to contemporary witnesses, work with creative and artistic methods, try out methods of anti-racist and trans-cultural education and sharing knowledge and experiences.
The activities in the program will qualify the trainees within the context of intercultural learning and stimulate them to develop and adopt new skills concerning the topics of migration and inclusion of migrants. The training promotes pedagogical approaches in dealing with challenges and opportunities in multicultural and pluralistic societies and empowers the participants to work on reflective competences and tools for social change.

Thus the participants will be able to use their newly acquired expertise in their work with youth and young adults and share and multiply what they have learned with fellow youth workers. An online blog will be used as a working and dissemination tool to collect, discuss and reflect the content during and after the whole project.


Phase 1: initial training course in Berlin / Germany
29. April – 08. May 2016
hosted by solar e.V.

Phase 2: field work period to try out and evaluate the pedagogical methods in your daily work with youth and young adults
09. May – 01. October 2016

Phase 3: final training course in Amsterdam / Netherlands
15. – 24. October 2016
hosted by Stichting Diversiteitsland
PLEASE NOTE: For the aim of the training it is very important to participate in both courses (Berlin + Amsterdam) IT’S NOT POSSIBLE TO APPLY JUST FOR ONE TRAINING!

During the months between the two trainings we will encourage you to try out the new pedagogical approaches and apply them in a project phase. It’s important that you are motivated to bring your new skills into practice and that you are available for both training weeks.

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The language of communication during the trainings will be English, the food will be vegetarian/vegan.

The costs for accommodation, public transport, food and program will be covered by the EU Program Erasmus+.

For your travelling expenses we can reimburse a maximum amount of 275€ per person / training (for travelling distances > 500km; for travelling distances < 500km the covered costs are max. 180€).

Date and time: 
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:45 to Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 09:45
Application deadline: 
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 23:45