Project place: Berlin – Grunewald, Germany
Project dates: 15 – 22 August 2015
Deadline for application: 15 June 2015
Background idea of the project:
Europe is a pluralistic place in terms of identities, cultural background, religion, ethnicity. In more and more aspects of life we need to look outwards: get out of our own cultural boxes and start to understand diversity, adapt to it and operate in this environment.
Even youth initiatives under new Erasmus + programme must go international.
The aim of this training course is to prepare youth leaders and youth workers from all over Europe to successfully operate in an intercultural working environment.
- Make young people aware of cultural diversity in Europe, including diversity of social norms, cultural codes, culturally-specific behaviors,
- Develop cultural sensibility that helps to establish successful interpersonal relations with representatives of different cultures and to achieves goals in intercultural environment,
- Develop positive attitudes of acceptance and openness towards diversity,
- Develop concrete intercultural skills, that helps to operate in intercultural environment such as:
- Negotiations in intercultural environments
- Effective communication o Ability to recognize and respond to acts of discrimination
- Ability to build a trust in intercultural teams
- Knowledge on different time management and organizational cultures in different countries.
Draft programme of the project:
- DAY 1
- Introdution to the program, idea of the training course, venue getting to know each other, cultural artefacts
- Team Building Activities and Trust Building Activities
- Introdution to youthpass and idea of self-evaluation
- DAY 2
- How much is from our culture in us? Theory of “National characters”
- Categorisation of cultures
- What happens when “cultures” meet?
- Intercultural night without stereotyping!
- DAY 3
- Discover cultural codes
- Cultural codes in a work place
- Dimensions of cultures (Hofstede`s model) – comparison of our countries
- Cultural identity of Europe. Does it exist?
- DAY 4
- Cultural diversity – value or danger?
- What is discrimination? Prejudices? Stereotypes?
- Recognise and react! – case studies on unequal treatment
- DAY 5
- Negotiations in intercultural conditions – introduction
- Intercultural negotiations in practice
- Hints for our organizations
- DAY 6
- Exploring intercultural Berlin
- Interviews with locals
- Evaluation of the learning outcomes
- Evaluation of the Training Course
- DAY 7
- Youthpass ceremony
Profile of participants:
- Age above 18
- To be active youth workers willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on this training course
- Willing to get involved in and lead youth work activities which will contribute to inclusion, intercultural dialogue and acceptance of diversity in communities and in international projects
- Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of CID once he/she gets back
- Able to work in English
- Able to attend the entire duration of the course
- Food and accommodation will be covered 100% by organizers.
Participants will be accommodated in a youth center Abenteuerzentrum im Grunewald in Berlin – Grunewald.
- Travel expenses will be covered up to 275 EUR.
NO PARTICIPATION FEE!
SENDING FEE (payable to CID): 500 MKD