Dublin / Ireland – 23rd to 8th of October 2018
Theme and aims of the Activity
This training "Training for Immigrant youth workers on Intercultural Skills" was the first step of the project "The Role of Intercultural youth workers for Better Inclusion". The PRSD Ireland had the opportunity with this training to bring 32 immigrant youth workers, coming from the organizations that are working with immigrants on intercultural and social problems at local levels from Dublin and Helsinki and at same time giving crucial contributions to the immigrants organizations and youth associations in Ireland and Finland. The main themes are the Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy) and Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong) learning. This training was divided into 3 fundamental axes, such the importance of intercultural competencies of youth immigrants workers to increase the social answers in their residence countries, the competencies of youth immigrants workers on multicultural, intercultural learning in the immigrant communities and social neighbourhoods and the on social-economical development of immigrants community by providing social assistance. The first training in Dublin from 23rd to 28th of October 2018 and the second training of this project will be done in Helsinki from in the first quarter of 2019. The aims of this training was to create synergies between the partners of best immigrants integration practices and ideas between youth workers and enhance the interest in intercultural learning and social-economical development and to empower youth workers through non-formal education tools to become better agents of social-economical responses for the benefit of immigrants communities in Dublin and Helsinki. The main objectives is to develop essential intercultural and social competencies to work with immigrant groups and way to provide a better social-economical answers and support to the community in disadvantage situation; to reduce the bad stigmatization related with immigrants and refugees that both countries have and will receive; to increase knowledge about the intercultural context of the social-economical responsibility and immigrants integration in European Youth Cooperation context, adding the availability among youth workers to work within local communities; to make 32 youth workers well prepared and gain confidence about integration and provide bases to approach and initiate a dialogue about poverty and social-economical exclusion problems among immigrants and refugees, by motivation and awareness about values underpinning non-formal education and social-economical responsibility; to increase cultural sensitivity in a European Cooperation context and to support intercultural learning, fighting exclusion of minorities and xenophobia involving of local communities in the development in order to enhance the impact of social-economical inclusion of youth workers in our communities and to increase the youth workers participant's motivation to introduce into intercultural learning and social answers by creating conditions to support them to engage others, serving as ambassadors of understanding of social, cultural and economical difference between the partner countries.
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Training for Immigrant youth workers on Intercultural Skills
Immigrant youth workers that work in organization that support immigrants people from Ireland and Finland.
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