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NOT ALONE IN EUROPE OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

WHAT IS THIS?

A 6 day train-the-trainer course for youth workers meeting young LGBTQ+ migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in order to make them more confident with intersectional approaches in their work and how to include LGBTQ+ perspectives in their work. The aim of the train-the-trainer course is to enable the participants to reinforce their knowledge about the issues that the target group is facing and contribute to their social integration.

This will ultimately result in the creation of a network for support and visibility for young LGBTQ+migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

TARGET GROUP

Youth students, workers, educators, community mediators, and social workers in Sweden who are working with young migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers or are interested in actively contributing to their social integration.

Young LGBTQI+ migrants, refugees and asylum seekers


General profile: YOU, ARE
18 y.old+
– English language fluent
– Able to apply the learning after the TC
– Motivated to develop their competences on working with LGBT+ refugees/migrants community
– Committed for implementation multiplier event, but ideally as well further on.

WHEN,WHERE?

From the 23th to 30th October 2019 Stockholm, Sweden.
(23th and 30th are the travel dates)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 13th

OBJECTIVES…


To be presented to the theoretical foundation of LGBTQI+ issues, asylum law and human rights issues connected to the target group YLMRA.

To be presented to innovative youth work methodologies and practices, including guidelines, methodological approaches, and activity proposals.

To exchange practices and develop methods of inclusion connected to the ”Not Alone in Europe” workshop that is relevant for the specific context in each country.

To empower, engage, inspire and support young LGBTQI+ migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in European countries.

To develop training competencies and support youth workers, educators, community mediators and social workers who are meeting young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on how to better include intersectionality and LGBTQI+ perspectives in their activities.

ARE YOU WILLING TO…?


Join a group with an open mind, ready to take action, seeking for constructive learning, and willing to
Change your way of behaving/living in an unlearning process of 6 days

Create a community with respect, love and “sharing is caring” mood

Show your best skills to others, offer an ear to hear and questions to ask

Find what “outside the box” really means

Believe that youth is part of the change…

IF YES! THEN YOU ARE PERFECT FOR THIS PROJECT!.

HOW DO WE WORK?


The training course will be based on the principles of non-formal education: it will have a planned program of personal and social education designed to improve a range of skills and competencies, outside the formal educational curriculum.


COSTS, WHAT IS THAT?

Thanks to the ERASMUS+ and the Council of Europe, we are able to provide this training for you for FREE. Accommodation, food, and materials used in the course are fully covered by us (the organizers)

Bare in mind that you will need to send the travel proposal before buying the planes to the coordination team. The organizers only refund the cheapest trip for and back.


AND… WHO ARE WE?

RFSL Ungdom is the Swedish Youth Federation for LGBT Rights. We create places for young people to meet others and be themselves. Our target group is young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth up to the age of 30.

We have local branches all over the country, where young people themselves arrange social activities; from local pride events to movie nights and exhibitions. We work on the national and international level.

We have a norm critical perspective in our work. This means that we question the rules in society that group individuals into ”normal” and ”not normal”. If we want to make a change for LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, migrants, and others, we need to question the ideas that we base society on. We do that through our norm critical approach.

An important part of our work is to spread information on safer sex. We do this without the heteronormative viewpoint, and without creating a negative feeling about young people’s sexuality. Sex is something fantastic and if you know how to protect yourself, it can get even better. Through this perspective, we educate young people in order for them to design their own viewpoint on sexuality: to have active sexuality as they themselves feel like, and not to feel any stigma about their bodies or if they have little, none or a lot of sex.


PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

AHEAD – Association of Human Rights Educators – Spain
Noorteorganisatsioon Trajectorya – Estonia
UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – Turkey
Jesuit Refugee Service – Serbia
Cassero LGBT Center – Italy
Allileggie Solidarity Now – Greece


If you have questions regarding the project, please email: [email protected]

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