Summary of the project
PRIORITY: PRomotIng Open Resilient Inclusive socieTIes for Youth is an innovative project that involves youth organizations and networks, cultural and sports organizations, lifelong learning and training centers, as well as private and public entities from Germany, Greece, Italy and Romania and has as aim to create local youth inclusive environments (PRIORITY Hubs) and increase the capacities of the organizations that work with youth to invest in prevention by removing breeding grounds for radicalisation and act as forces of inclusion, to empower young people from disadvantaged groups such as migrants and refugees but also young people that are host country nationals and come from difficult social backgrounds, to engage, participate democratically and drive positive change in communities, through the use innovative methods and practices coming from the combination of youth work, training, cultural mediation and sports fields.
Identification and selection of best practices in the field of sports, arts, civic education, youth work and cross-cultural mediation for the early prevention of marginalization and violent extremism of young people, and development of blended best practices toolkit with the combination of the two methodologies. The best practices from the above fields will be combined with the youth work, formal and non-formal education methodology in order to maximize their impact and create an innovative cross-sectoral approach to outreach and include young people at risk of marginalization, radicalization. The PRIORITY toolkit is addressed to youth workers, trainers, educators, teachers, municipal youth workers, youth leaders, NGO members as well as other civil society actors that work with youth. The aim of the toolkit is to:
• provide knowledge on the themes of marginalization and radicalization of young people with special focus on the newly arrived migrants and refugees (causes, effects, profiles of perpetrators etc.
• provide educators with innovative cross sectoral best practices in the field of youth work, sports, arts, cultural mediation, civic education, self-development and formal/non-formal education) and will be useful for educators working with young people who have are at risk of becoming marginalised and are vulnerable to radicalisation at early prevention level.
PRIORITY Hubs will be local spaces, that aim to encourage young disadvantaged people from different social and cultural backgrounds to interact with and learn from each other as well as exchange their experiences and visions. By supporting young people with fewer opportunities (and especially young people of disadvantage groups such as of migrant background newly migrants and/or refugees) in expressing their ideas, thoughts and concerns through activities that focus on their inclusion, integration and development in order to become active members of more inclusive, open, safer and stronger communities, the young people will feel safer and stronger. The PRIORITY Hubs are created for the community, and especially the young people in order to have the opportunity to join cultural and creative activities, art workshops, sports, street art but also civic education and self-development workshops. The PRIORITY Hubs should foster inclusion and should offer learning and fun activities which will be designed by young people and will address young people.
The “HOW TO PRIORITISE” e-book will build upon the results of the three PRIORITY workshops (capacity building activities) and will include educational material, methods, activities that explain how to build, run and sustain a PRIORITY hub for future local synergies that would like to follow such an initiative. It will also contain testimonials from the participants who took part in the event as well as list of additional resources that will address the topics of youth inclusion and participation with the use of innovative methods such as the PRIORITY Toolkit etc.).
In order to reach a wider audience and transfer the results of the PRIORITY project on different levels – regional, national, EU and international – we intend to use the technology of E-learning Platform (E-COURSE) to design a PRIORITY E-COURSE that will address two different profiles of learners and will include two different training modules.
PRIORITY super-hero online course: designed for educators, trainers, youth workers, teachers, sport and art educators and cultural mediators. The aim of the online course will be to foster the development of skills, knowledge and attitudes of the aforementioned target group on the major issues on the causes of marginalization and violent extremism of young people and their prevention. The capacity building activities will have as an aim to:
-build a common knowledge ground for the themes of the early prevention of radicalization and violent extremism of young people
-provide a space for the exchange of good practices, knowledge, expertise and cross-sectorial synergy of different organizations that work with young people.
PRIORITY Young Mediator online course: Young people willing to become young mediators (among them there will be also young people from disadvantaged groups such as young people of migrant and/or refugee background
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. – applicant organization, Dresden, German
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. (JKPeV) was founded in 2004 in Dresden and is dedicated to Education, Culture and Art. We are a team of project, culture and event managers, sociologists, youth workers, researchers, artists, designers and cinematographers who wish to make Dresden and other cities in Europe better places to live, grow, create and peacefully co-exist in.Main goal is to conceive and implement projects that have a social impact, promote diversity and inclusion, and that foster active participation and civic engagement. To achieve their goal, they carry out educational, creative and cultural activities on-site and abroad which foster cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary cooperation. Through these educational activities and trainings, they aim to develop young people (18+) and adults’ soft and professional skills, to stimulate entrepreneurial initiative and to boost their creativity by means of non-formal learning methods.The educational fields in which they tend to concentrate include: self-development, entrepreneurship & social innovation, project management, communication and creativity, urban development and youth work. In most of the educational activities and projects that we implement, they use art as a medium for active participation and cultural exchange.
MV INTERNATIONAL – partner, Sassari, Italy
MV International (MVI) is a network of 37 European NGOs (one per Country and with members in each of 27 Countries of UE), 8 associate organizations from Africa (Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda), Latin America (Argentina and Peru) and Asia (India and China) aimed at promoting participatory planning between NGOs fostering the exchange of knowledge among professionals in the field of European design.The European Non Governmental Organization [ENGO] MV International [MVI] is a nonprofit “association of organisations” that cultivates social involvement, initiates (training) events and directs community building activities towards inclusive, sustainable and reflective societies.The ENGO promotes participatory planning aligned to the 2020 priorities of the European Union (or thematic programmes of the United Nations) as well as related knowledge and best-practices exchange among professionals in the field of Social Innovation.
Ke.Di.Vi.M2 KAINOTOMIA – partner, Larisa, Greece
“KAINOTOMIA” is a Center for Lifelong Learning (I.C.L.L) in Greece, operating in the field of Vocational education and training. KAINOTOMIA has implemented more than 60 continuous vocational training programs targeted at unemployed people, educators of all education levels, students of higher education, employed/self-employed persons and vulnerable social groups, for the development of professional opportunities and their promotion and integration into the labour market and the society in general, through innovative close to market programs.“KAINOTOMIA” provide business consultancy to companies & supporting services and consulting support services to trainees to facilitate their (re) entrance into the labour market. KAINOTOMIA has participated in several national projects, offering a high degree of expertise regarding training in contemporary fields, matching them with those that have a high demand in job’s market, in order to develop trainees’ knowledge, skills and attitudes towards their integration in the labour market.“KAINOTOMIA” has been participating in co funded national projects under the name of “local development plans and entrepreneurship for unemployed based on specific local needs and growth potential”. Furthermore, it has participated in EU projects, under Erasmus+, as a coordinator and partner.
Centro Per Lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci – partner, Palermo, Italy
The Centre for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci” is a non-profit association involving young people and adults, which mainly acts through projects in the educational field carried out in cooperation with schools, universities, institutions, associations and social groups both at local and international level.
Nowadays the main aims of the organisation are:
-Disseminate the life and work of Danilo Dolci-Promote education to children, youth and adults through the reciprocal maieutic approach
-Promote the reciprocal maieutic approach in the school context and at international level
-Educate for peace and nonviolence
-Educate to group work as a tool for cultural, social and civic promotion
-Promote active citizenship and participative democracy between youth people
-Promote the grass root participation of all in the development.
ASSIST SOFTWARE SRL – partner, Suceava, Romania
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