“One Last Chance” Training Course Was Held in Orvelte, the Netherlands on 3-10 August 2018

"One Last Chance" Training Course Was Held in Orvelte, the Netherlands on 3-10 August 2018

The context of the project is based around recent and still ongoing events of new immigration routes into the European Union, especially of people from Muslim countries, which are seeing an increase in prejudice and fear among some people in Europe. With this fear and prejudice has already resulted in violent repercussions in various countries, we see a need to work to equip young people and youth workers with the kinds of values and attitudes we believe are pertinent to construct a new and improved multicultural Europe, as well as key skills and competencies, as well as concrete exercises the participants can utilize in their local realities to contribute to more knowledgeable, understanding and equitable local communities, in facing this new Europe.

The project brought together a total of 30 people for six working days in Orvelte, Netherlands. The participants are youth workers, trainers, educators, or volunteers involved in youth work coming from 13 countries of the 15 partner organizations. Participating Countries: Netherlands, Portugal, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Improve youth workers’ skills with practical tools and experiential non-formal activities on conflict, conflict management, prejudice and migration issues;
  • Improve youth work quality and enhance the role of youth workers and NGOs as social facilitators spreading European values and a culture of peace;
  • Develop the competence of empathy as a skill linked to positive conflict management;
  • Enhance the participants’ attitude in transforming conflict situations into learning opportunities;
  • Share among youth workers and partners common concerns about issues of conflict, conflict management, migration and prejudice, exchange good practices and tools;
  • Enhance international cooperation, including trust between participants and organizations;
  • Promote heightened recognition of the educational value of NFE activities for building a more aware and understanding Europe. This non-formal training course was characterized by highly participatory, interactive and experiential methods.
  • The participants had a chance to participate in sessions of entrepreneurial education, gather feedback from other participants, reflect on their facilitation skills and improve them.

The project was coordinated by EuroMove with ILA partnership.