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Conflict Management - Young Disabled People - Gender relations - Quality standards in non-formal education - Coyote - Issue # 2

How can youth work and training help in dealing with conflicts? This refers to interpersonal and intercultural conflicts as they exist in every group of people, in particular at international level, but also to the geopolitical conflicts that different regions in Europe are facing today, especially in South East Europe. In this issue, two articles deal with this subject: Manja Klemenčič tells of her concrete experience of implementing youth projects in Kosovo, while Karolina Vrethem reflects more generally on how trainers can work on conflict management.

Coyote also wants to give visibility to less visible groups in society. In this issue, Josyane Pierre from Mobility International, organisation for disabled people, is presenting the organisation’s initiatives of training and awareness raising for a Europe that includes all. Ulrika Eklund is concerned with another area where training can help overcome unequal opportunities: gender relations.

Another debate is around quality standards in non-formal education. Coyote does not directly deal with the question of setting standards for quality training in this issue, but is does address the question of what quality concretely refers to in a specific context. Peter Hofman describes an experience of training on “keys to quality in European Voluntary Service projects”. Quality is also a question of setting and reaching training objectives. For Rui Gomes, coping with the gap trainers might find between objectives, participants’ expectations, and training results is also a question of dealing with frustration in training.

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