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The World Esperanto Youth Organisation (TEJO) in cooperation with the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Slovak Esperanto Youth (SKEJ) are organizing the training course (TC) ‘Diverse, but Equal: Educating Young People on the Intersectional Approach’. The training course will give the opportunity to 20 active young people, youth workers, non-formal education (NFE) trainers and educators from Council of Europe member states to be trained in the topic of intersectionality and tackling different forms of discrimination in their everyday work with young people. Our participants will have the chance through the training course:

  • To introduce trainers to the intersectional approach when they design and deliver educational activities with young people in the context of NFE.
  • To develop our participants’ capacity on the human rights based approach as trainers and educators, with a specific focus on intersectionality and combating multiple forms of discrimination.
  • To equip these trainers with the necessary tools in order to disseminate the outcomes of the international activity throughout their personal or professional journey as trainers.

Additionally, during this training course we aim that the participants produce two intellectual/practical outputs:

  1. A training manual/toolkit for NFE trainers, educators and youth workers introducing them to the topic of the intersectional approach for educational activities by/with and for young people, especially those who come from vulnerable groups.
  2. A series of short videos by the TC participants on the concept of intersectionality and tackling multiple forms of discrimination while working with young people in order to raise awareness on these topics among youth organisations, educational and institutional stakeholders and young people in general.

The training course will take place between Tuesday 12th of October (arrival day) until Monday 18th of October 2021 (departure day) in Bratislava, Slovakia. We are looking for 20 participants, mainly 18-35 years old. There is a participation fee of 50 euros to be paid to the organizers. The accommodation and meals will be organized and covered by the organizers, and up to 140 euros reimbursed for traveling costs. The participants will be responsible for their own insurance.

We are looking for enthusiastic young persons who are:

  • Between 18-35 years old;
  • Residing in a Council of Europe member state (you can find the list here);
  • Able to attend a 5-days-educational-activity;
  • Respectful for diversity and eager to learn;
  • Ideally already active within their local societies, with some experience in youth activities, especially as Non-Formal Education (NFE) trainers or educators or youth workers.
  • Interested in the topic of intersectionality and tackling different forms of discrimination when working with young people.

You can apply by filling the form here by 29 September 2021. You can contact spyros@tejo.org for any questions or clarifications.

COVID-19: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the training course may be affected too. We will follow all health recommendations and take all necessary safety measures: face-masks, hand sanitizers & disinfection. We expect everyone to behave responsibly and prioritize the health and safety of themselves and the entire group. In any case, the safety of the participants, trainers and organisers is our absolute priority, so adjustments may occur depending on how the pandemic develops in the next period.

Diversity and equal opportunities are very important to TEJO. We especially ask experienced women, non-binary or transgender people to apply.

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