The Youth Department of the Council of Europe with the financial support of the Government of Flanders (Belgium) is launching YOUTH.TOGETHER - a project to associate and support local youth work and youth policy actors to the work of the Council of Europe for social inclusion of young refugees and their access to rights.
YOUTH.TOGETHER seeks to reduce the risks of social exclusion and violence that young refugees, especially minors in transition to adulthood, are exposed to. It supports the social inclusion of young refugees and their access to education, self‐development and autonomy through youth work and non‐formal education activities.
The centre‐piece of YOUTH.TOGETHER is a long‐term training course (LTTC) for youth workers, young refugees and social workers/educators active in reception and hosting centres for minors, or other social and educational facilities for, or involving, young refugees, especially those in transition to adulthood.
The first phase is an introduction seminar of 8 days, through which a common learning platform is built and initial training inputs, especially around how to develop a project with young people/refugees are given. This will be held at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg from 25 November to 2 December 2018.
Projects run by the LLTC participants back home will then follow. Those projects, and the effectiveness of the training received, will then be reflected upon and evaluated in a seminar reviewing learning and results achieved both of the LTTC learners and of the beneficiaries of their projects.
Profile of Participants
The long-term training course is open for refugees engaged in youth work and other youth workers active for social inclusion of refugees, who work directly with young refugees, want to develop their competences according to the competence framework above-mentioned and intend to develop cooperation and networking at European level.
Application, procedure and selection of participants
The application form must be submitted online by 23.59 PM (CET), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at https://youthapplications.coe.int/
More information about this project: https://www.coe.int/en/web/youth/-/call-for-applications-youth-together-social-inclusion-of-refugees-through-youth-work-long-term-training-course