About the project
Millions of people are on the move worldwide as a result of war, discrimination, social inequality, climate change and economic deprivation in the hope to find a better future elsewhere. At the same time there is no clear European strategy helping to deal with those problems fostered by the “global north”, but a policy of fighting refugees by closing and militarizing borders and transit countries and criminalizing rescue helpers at sea. The refugees who manage to enter the European Union are confronted with tightened laws, with the demoralizing & protracting procedure for granting the right of asylum, with social exclusion, racism and stereotypes. Additional the rising right-wing populist movements, the anti-Muslim discourses, xenophobia and fake news in media foster violence and encourage people to crackdown on refugees, migrants and their supporters.
But the immigration of hundred of thousands of people to Europe brought as well new perspectives of self-organization and empowerment to the communities. Many progressive projects were starting all over Europe during the last year supporting, empowering and fighting for better conditions and freedom of all people in and outside Europe. With our training we want to take a closer look at the new approaches, networks and at best-practice examples of inclusion. We will create a space for exchange for participants with different perspectives and privileges, who are affected in various forms of discrimination. For this successful exchange and learning process all participants should be actively involved in processes of inclusion, in (self-)empowerment projects for refugees and/or migrants and/or in contact with migration (self-)organizations or even part of migration self-organizations. We will involve youth workers, facilitators, youth leaders and activists with and without own migration and/or flight experiences.
Our ten-day-training about “Refugees in Europe“ will take place in Berlin from 03.02.-12.02.2018.
We expect trainers, youth workers & activists from Finland, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands and Greece who work with youth and young adults.
We charge a participant fee of 100 Euro/person (reduced 50 Euro, following your own estimation) for the training.
Phone: (+49) 030 86 87 01519