Project place: Ključ, Bosnia
Project dates: 21 – 29 August, 2022
Deadline for applying: URGENT!
ABOUT THE TRAINING COURSE
Discrimination, exclusion, xenophobia and racism remains a sad reality in our everyday life also in 21st century. Our public and social media is consumed with reports about assaults, crimes, open display of propaganda and intimidation. Migrants (immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers) have become one of the main topics of political discourse in European countries. It prevails due to a fundamental confrontation of political views of large parts of our society. Migration does not only reflect conflicts on other continents, which lead to spillovers across our state and union borders. It marks also imbalances of development, conflicts about civic values and security in countries of our own continent. It is also a necessary reality inside the European Union itself, where enlargement and integration processes base on the principles of freedom of movement of goods, monies and citizens. The results are visible everywhere and the challenges are high for migrants, for the welcoming communities, but also for those communities, from where migrants leave. What is overlooked in the debate is the historic perspective of migration, its common grounds and features, which have formed our societies not only in the near past but over the centuries. Therefore we designed a youth exchange format, in which participants would travel back in time and inspect the development of Europe over the last centuries. They would investigate into the past of their own families, into the times back then in their own communities. They would explore the development of their home places and the regional surrounding and to discover, which were reasons for migration back then and how countries and societies dealt with it. At the same time participants would learn about the diverse history of the locations of their exchange. They would inspect a conflict in the making and afterward, that harmed coexistence and peace. We repeated the exchange twice in Frankfurt/Oder and then implemented it in Kljuc, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participants will not only learn about migration of people, but also about the rise and fall of empires, development of nations and identities, the demography of places. They will also learn to focus on the history of their own family instead of national history and to find consolation about many worrying issues in their own work. They will study the historical progress of their families and societies in a comparative context. They will learn how to design questions and to approach the local population to go for answers as well as discuss their results with local leaders and to test their ideas. In this training course we want to share our experiences from these three youth exchanges with interested youth workers from the very same participating organizations and from other interested organizations. We intend to do this training for youth workers in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
We are implementing this training as a contribution to the activities of our partner organizations in the field of peace work, reconciliation, and anti-racism work on the local and regional levels. The training aims to deconstruct one of
the sources of nationalism and racism, which is the concept of national history as provided in the framework of most curricula in European countries nowadays.
- 18 years old
- Interested & involved in professional development
- Interested & involved in this topic
- With, or preferably without any previous experience with Erasmus+ projects;
- Active and creative;
ACCOMMODATION and FINANCES:
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 180 EUR.
Participation fee: NONE!
Sending fee: 500 MKD