Seminar: “How to talk about war?” Working with young people in times of war crisis
Location: Toruń, Poland
Dates: 11-16 July 2022
Number of participants: 26 participants
Participating countries: Eastern Partnership countries, Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries
Organizer: SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre), Polish National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)
Deadline to apply: 31 May 2022
Date of selection: 08 June 2022
Inquiries about this training course: Tomasz Szopa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation and food:
“How to talk about war?” Working with young people in times of war crisis
Arrival of participants is Monday, 11th July by evening. Departure of participants is Saturday, 16th July from the morning. The seminar is 4 full working days, 12-15 July.
The aim of the seminar is to reflect how to talk about the war situation, its consequences and how to be impactful in local and international youth work
First of all, the seminar will allow participants to reflect about how to facilitate learning in times of war crisis. Participants will be able to develop their understanding and share practices related to the topic on three levels:
1. Me as a youth worker/trainer/facilitator – personal level,
2. Me and the others – facilitation of the learning process of individuals and groups,
3. Me and community – how to inspire actions as a youth worker/trainer/facilitator..
Participants will be able to share experiences from their countries and organisations, to plan next steps and if possible to look for new solutions, approaches, recommendations.
Additionally, participants will learn about the situation of Ukrainian refugees in Toruń and its region as well as the support provided.
The programme of the seminar will be developed based on the specific learning needs of the participants and will be provided after the selection processes.
The seminar will be a good occasion to grasp participants’ opinions and experiences on the topic, to record them as a material for the future open online course to be established in autumn 2022.
- youth workers, youth leaders, youth wok trainers, youth project managers, mentors of volunteers;
- motivated to learn how to talk about war and crisis and how to be impactful;
- communicating in English.
The seminar will be run by a team of experienced trainers: Dagna Gmitrowicz from Poland/Germany, freelancer, artist and art therapist as well as Yuliya Ielfimova from Ukraine, civic activist, human rights educator and a youth worker. The seminar will be supported by Tomasz Szopa, chief specialist of SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre.