Training Course: Experiential lab – Child Rights Programming and Nonviolent Community Development
Dates: 8-14 May 2017
Venue: Caltanissetta, Italy
Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey
Application deadline: 30th January 2017
DescriptionThe seven days TC will provide training on Child Rights Programming. Through a non-formal, intercultural and creative learning process, it will equip participants with knowledge and practical tools to undertake a child rights situation analysis and design community-based projects through child rights-based approach, analytical steps and logical framework planning.
As first participants will analyse rights violations for this target group, the root causes and obstacles preventing the fulfilment of children’s rights. Than participants will be engaged working together by co-planning and designing projects that responds to children community’s needs.
Through the training youth workers will also have the opportunity to develop the quality of their work by sharing experiences, getting new contents to exchange in their local contexts and building occasions for future projects.
The general objective of the training is to strengthen and support coherent approaches to unaccompanied migrant children in the frame of youth work and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.
The specific objective is to foster capacity of youth workers to guarantee rights and protection of unaccompanied migrant children in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Child Rights Based Approach
The project proposes a child rights based approach to youth work related to child protection and development. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) contains all the civil, political, economic, social and cultural human rights of children.
In this frame participants will learn:
– about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child;
– how to undertake a “child right based analysis”;
– how to co-plan & design community-based projects through child rights-based approach, analytical steps & logical framework planning;
– about youth work and cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Methodologies used during the training will be:
– Non-formal education, peer & cooperative learning
– Project Cycle Management (EU Commission)
– Forum theatre (A. Boal)
– The Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (D. Dolci)
– The UNESCO’s Four Pillars of Education “Learning to live together, Learning to be, Learning to do, Learning to Know”.
– Participants who work/volunteer with vulnerable young people and children in community activities – through NGOs, not for profit organizations and associations, schools, self helps groups, national, regional and local bodies, private sectors, public bodies;
– Interested to the project themes (child rights programming, youth work and cooperation);
– willing to act as multiplier in their local communities upon their return home;
– No age limits.
– Able to communicate in English.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organization.
Travel tickets are refundable for the participants who attend the whole program and subject to giving the organizer all the return travel tickets and boarding passes.
Maximum travel reimbursement per participant from each country is up to as follows:
Tunisia € 180,00
France, Greece, Egypt. Palestine, Turkey € 275,00
Morocco, Jordan € 360,00
There will be no participation fee.