Project place: Maastricht, Netherlands

Project dates: 21-27 October 2018

Application deadline: 19th August 2018



We believe that dialogue across divides is urgently needed, and that dialogue methods can help youth workers to start and guide crucial conversations. Over the years, we have learned that young people treasure dialogue experiences, and often cite them as the highlights of summer camps and school years. Therefore, we are inviting youth workers from 12 countries to Maastricht for this training course. Over five intense days, you will experience various methods of dialogue and introspection, practice them and plan your own follow-up projects.



Mine Stemkens
Mine is a poet and word artist, with a deep passion for connecting people and exploring the human condition. She has been trained as a coach and supported many people in that capacity. Mine has led activities of the Maastricht Dialogue Foundation since 2010, and often brings an artistic aspect into them.

André Rojer
André has had extensive experience in government organizations in the Netherlands after studying Political Science. For the last 10 years, he has focused on coaching, training and personal development, mainly through his work with the Maastricht
Dialogue Foundation. André has roots in Curaçao and found it very inspiring to organize a dialogue project there.

Lukas Wallrich
Lukas is a trainer who has extensively worked with the UWC movement. Inspired by the impact of their summer programmes, he has developed curricula to empower young changemakers that draw on mindfulness, dialogue methods and social entrepreneurship. Alongside his work as a trainer, Lukas pursues a PhD in social psychology, focusing on social integration.



We are looking for 2 participants from each partner organisation who:
✓ Are passionate to improve their dialogue facilitation skills an to go through an intense experiential journey
✓ Are able and willing to implement their learnings in new or ongoing youth projects
✓ Are competent in English



All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.

Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275 euros.



Participation fee: 50 EUR (can be waived if needed, pls contact

Sending fee: 500 MKD