Curso de Formação – Porto, Portugal | 2 a 10 de Novembro 2013

The project to be held in Porto, Portugal, is funded by the Youth in Action Programme and will bring together young people from 10 different countries to explore and discuss issues related to religious stereotypes and analyze the diverse manners how the related subjects are treated in our countries and in the European space in general.

A ConnectART – Associação Cultural Juvenil está a organizar o seu segundo projecto na cidade do Porto. O projecto UnReSt : Unveiling Religious Stereotypes, financiado pelo programa Juventude em Ação irá receber cerca de 34 participantes de 10 países diferentes.

Mais info: “Recently, we assisted to a series of events clearly displaying great social unrest derived from religious intolerance and/or alarming discrimination. One of the most polemical is the latest video that ridicules the prophet, Mohammad. Moreover, in the last decade we followed the reactions to the attacks of 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, an upsetting escalade of terrorism (Bali, Casablanca, Jakarta,Istanbul, Madrid, London, Mumbai…), the Danish “cartoons affair”, the inter-religious disputes in the Balkans or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, intra-religious struggles like the ones in Ireland and in Iraq, or even events of civil disorder in France and the UK.

“UnReSt: Unveiling Religious Stereotypes” is a project that intends to raise awareness to the existence of negative religious stereotypes and, subsequently, focus on promoting interfaith dialogue. Therefore, we will analyse some of the causes behind religious conflicts, addressing threats to peace, security and social cohesion and thus try to prevent the negative impact of religious discrimination. The coordinator of the project is ConnectART, a youth association from Portugal which will host a Training Course in Porto with 34 young people from 10 countries from the European Union and neighbouring partner countries, representing various religions.”


Curso de Formação – Barcelona, Espanha | 25 a 31 de Agosto 2013

Explore with participants how identity is built, and how culture is involved in this process. Welcome to the Let’s talk – Vakeras amen! training on promoting intercultural dialogue among young people.

The training will take place in El Prat Del Llobregat in Spain, approximately 10kms from Barcelona. The training will take place from Monday 26 August to Friday 30 August. Participants will be expected to arrive on Sunday 25 August and depart on Saturday 31 August.
This five-day course is designed to motivate you and give you some ideas and tools on how promoting intercultural dialogue in your communities. The event will be a chance for all of you to learn about yourself, your relations with others and to reflect on how to overcome the barriers in the relation with diverse youth.

You will find in this pack some practical information regarding your stay in Spain. Please take the time to read it carefully and feel free to contact us should you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you all very shortly.

Projecto Let’s talk – Vakeras amen!
Tipo Curso de Formação
Localização Barcelona, Espanha
Organização Rromane Siklǒvne
Datas 25 a 31 de Agosto
Idade Acima de 18
Nº Vagas 3
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Curso de Formação – Bar, Montenegro | 8 a 16 Julho 2013

In the end of the week, the participants are expected to have developed a broad mindset from which they may draw a positive attitude to act as multipliers and lead initiatives at local level, carrying out the activities conceived during the course and, eventually, developing follow-up projects with the established partnerships for the promotion of mutual understanding and interfaith dialogue.

“Coexist in Europe” is a Training Course that intends to shake young people’s minds and, especially, our preconceptions regarding the thriving religious diversity in Europe. By analyzing the causes for religious conflict (and violence) and promoting interfaith dialogue, this project, therefore, aims to address threats to peace, security and social cohesion and thus try to prevent the negative impact of religious discrimination.

The 35 young people will be hosted in Montenegro from the 8th to the 16th of July. Organized by TDM 2000 International and developed under the framework of the Action 3.1 of the Youth in Action Programme, it will take in participants representing 10 youth organizations from different European countries, from founders of the EU to recent members and, likewise, countries from South East Europe. In order to render it a valuable and unique learning experience we will be working with different techniques, mostly non- formal education methods, that is to say, that we will come up with different sorts of discussions and debates, work in small or bigger groups, participate in simulation or role-play activities, direct contact with the local population or use different media resources.

Projecto “Coexist in Europe”
Tipo Curso de Formação
Localização Bar, Montenegro
Organização TDM 2000 International
Datas 6 a 18 de Julho 2013
Idade Acima de 18
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Curso de Formação – Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina 2 a 9 Abril 2013

“Minority Rights Education for Children” will be a training course set to empower the work of organizations both working with children on education for Minority Rights and promoting the specific rights of children with a minority background.

The main aim is to be able to give to the participants useful tools to go towards the involvement of minorities, and the mutual dialogue between them and the hosting societies, starting from children, the active citizens of tomorrow. In the 6 days of the course,staying together in Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina, the 30 participants, half from EU and half from South Eastern Europe, will have the opportunity to share not only experiences and best practices but also to discuss about obstacles and ideas on how to improve the social inclusion of children coming from different minorities, and how to educate them on how to foster it.

During the course, we will cover topics such as the concept of minority itself, what institutions are dealing with them, and what is the role of NGOs in this field, especially understanding different tools for minority rights education for children. The main issue will be for sure to provide to the participant’s such tools that can be useful in making children aware of the importance of the involvement of people from such different social backgrounds, make them major agents of change in this process, and improve so the mutual dialogue between majorities and minorities. The main methodology used in the training will be non-formal education, completed by some theoretical inputs on certain parts.
The methods will include group discussions, roundtables, roleplays, simulations, and different dynamic activities stimulating creativity and active participation.

Projecto “Minority Rights Education for Children”
Tipo Curso de Formação
Localização Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina
Organização LDA Mostar
Datas 2 a 9 Abril 2013
Idade Acima de 18
Nº Vagas 3