Training course: Youth at risk participation in decision making

Location: Berlin , Germany

Dates: 7-15 December 2018

Number of participants: 28

Participating countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Organizer: Institute for Roma and Minorities Integration

Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 19 October 2018

Date Of Selection: 24 November 2018

Inquiries about this training course: Senad Sakipovski at


Participation fee

Participation fee: 40 EUR

Accommodation and food

The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and any program-related costs. The accommodation is going to be in Jugendherberge Berlin-Am Wannse in Berlin, Germany.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets), based on the cheapest means and up to a certain amount: Country Amount in EUR 1. Albania 275 2. Serbia 275 3. Croatia 275 4. Poland 180 5. Greece 275 6. Lithuania 275 7. Romania 275 8. Bulgaria 275 9. Spain 275 10. Macedonia 275 11. Bosnia 275 12. Italy 275 13. Germany 180

Youth at risk participation in decision making


Context of the training At European level and in member countries young people at risk such as: migrants, refugees and minorities in terms of policy developing are described as groups who are” hard to reach” and to provide results in such policies is almost unexpected. Young people at risk face particular problems, especially when they are migrants from the “third world” or when they belong to communities which, due to historical or cultural factors, have their own subculture and traditions. They seem to be less accepted in the societies they live in, and are not given an equal voice. Youth migrants and young people at risk are still often not included or represented in mainstream policies, therefore their concerns and interests are not many times reflected in the decisions taken. Moreover the 2015 Youth Report on the one hand pointed out the need to foster the social inclusion and participation of young migrants, and the quality of youth work in general, but also in particular with these groups of young people, on another Methodology The methodology is based on NFE methods: using manuals such as COMPASS(new edition); T-Kit-Social Inclusion etc. groups work, brainstorming, wall writing, association game, discussion, fish bowl, debate, case studies, drama, role playing, simulation, audiovisual techniques. Aim and Objectives The main aim of the project increasing the politicalband social participation of young people at risk and make their voice to be heard, by equipping the participants with tools and competences needed to involve them in the decision making process Specific objectives: – Empower youth workers to reach young people at risk such as: migrants, refugees and minorities to represent their interests in policies of their interest: integration, discrimination, employment, education, and involvement in the decision-making process; – Equip youth workers, decision makers and young people at risk with knowledge and good practices from the fields of youth work, youth policies and institutions dealing with their engagement in decision making – Support the cross sectoral cooperation and build the know how in participation in decision making of young people at risk – To raise awareness of the importance of intercultural learning within young people at risk and develop participants’ competences to work in intercultural environments PROFILE OF THE PARTICIPANTS Present will be youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are working with young people at risk Participants must also: • be familiar with the situation and challenges of young people at risk • be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination work, human rights and to share their experiences with other participants; • be aged 18 – ; • be committed to attend for the full duration of the course; • be able to work in English; If you have question related to the training course please feel free to contact us on:


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