Between 8th and 16th of May a training course took place in Palermo, Italy, named “Intercultu(R)eality”. The training was hosted by the Italian partner Informa Giovani and CID sent three participants. Arta and Nami are giving us an insight into what happened during the training and what they learned:
“We arrived in Sunday in the morning; after we had a walk in Palermo, we went to the hostel where we were accommodated for the training. We started on the 9th of May with activities to get to know each other. From these activities we discovered that, besides us, there were also participants from Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, France, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia and Italy.
During the first days we had activities like “Mission impossible” where we had some different task to complete as a group. Also in some activities we were divided in our national groups to figure out the reality about our country. During the international night where each country presented their traditional food and drinks we had brought some of our traditional food and we taught them the “Pajdushka”.
“Step forward” was the next activity where we learned more about discrimination. The Media Education was one of the main topics in which we learned different methods how to promote our activities. The 4th day was more fun because we had free time and we visited the city of Palermo, where we discovered the reality and the culture of Palermo.
After the day off, we started again activities and discussions about how to promote intercultural tolerance. The 6th day was more focused on what we should do when we come back to our countries, activities that we should implement to share the gained knowledge in our organizations. Following these discussions, we decided to have a poster campaign.
The last day was more to be prepared from us the participants. Arta and I organized the activity “Tephons and Riphons and Riphons and Tephons”, activity meant for stirring discussions and challenging stereotypes. In the last afternoon we discussed more about the Erasmus+ Programme and about youth-related projects. We were happy that we were part of this TC, where we gained knowledge and created new friendships.”
One of the outcomes of the training course was a blog that the participants created – check it out here.
Arta and Nami