Refugee Protest Hamburg

About this project

Migration is one of the top Topics in Europe’s public opinion. The number of Refugees have increased strongly in the last years as a result of war and insecure living conditions in a lot of Arab and African countries. Pictures of shipwrecked people dying or been rescued in the Mediterranean or trying to cross the channel-tunnel to Britain are day by day in the news. Facing terrible discriminations and desperation in the Balkan countries, Sinti and Roma minorities decide to leave towards the north as well. But there is still no political European strategy helping to deal with this problems beside populist debates of rising walls or military solutions like hunting the escape helpers. Beside that Migration is a intentional process inside the European Union. In times of crisis – like in the last years – even inside the EU many people decide to search for work in better places…

This nine-day-training is located in the Culture and Education Centre Raoul Wallenberg (KuBiZ) in Berlin and takes place from 23.11. to 3.12.2015. We expect trainees from Germany, France, Romania, Netherlands, Serbia and Italy, who have experiences in working with youth and young adults or want to get active. The participants will learn, try out, discuss and evaluate a large variety of pedagogical approaches to deal with the topics migration, anti-racist education, stereotypes, trans-cultural communication and conflict management. In order to deal with the wide range of pedagogical approaches the training involves activities such as doing excursions and guided tours, work with creative and artistic methods, try out methods of anti-racist education or trans-cultural education or watch films. All of the activities in the program have the common factor of applying the trainees actively within the context of trans-cultural learning. The training promotes pedagogical approaches in dealing with challenges and opportunities in trans-cultural and pluralistic societies. The language of communication during the training will be English.

Participants: 32 youth workers/trainers – starting from a minimum-age of 18 from Serbia, Italy Romania, Georgia, Netherlands, France and Germany.

Photo: Umbruch-Bildarchiv