Strengthen young people to solve their conflicts without violence

Events

Summer & Winter Schools

Location (s):

  • Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Overview

The seminar gives professionals the opportunity to exchange best practices to empower and equip young people with the required knowledge to tackle violence amongst peers.

Details

Help professionals to put effective projects in place

The two main topics we want to tackle are on the one hand to find projects and methods, which might help to fight violence between young people by empowering them to tackle these issues by themselves and in the other hand, to support the professionals in their work of supporting these young people.

Every year, thousands of young people die due to violence and many more suffer physical, psychological or social consequences of violence in their daily lives. Those consequences can have a dramatic impact on their psychological development. Children and adolescents often learn from adults that the use of force and violence is legitimate to achieve their own benefit. The lack of skills to handle conflicts peacefully and constructively can be a gateway to violence for young people.

Furthermore, youth workers, teachers and other professionals, who support these young people, do not always have the methods that could help youngsters in these situations.

Over the past 20 years, in Luxembourg, the project “Peer Mediation” has been the largest national project providing young people with the necessary skills, to handle conflicts without using violence. In 2021, a new project “S-Team: get involved!” will take over.

This new projects wants to go further by encouraging young people to realize activities to sensitize their peers on the effects of violence and so act, before a possible conflict or violence has even a chance to occur. Projects like “Peer Mediation” or “S-Team: get involved!”, which are mainly present in schools, are only two approaches among many which address this critical subject.

Therefore, we would like to organize a seminar to bring together participants (from formal and non-formal education) to have an exchange of different projects and methods with different focuses such as moral courage, strengthening social skills, prevention of violence, etc., that have been proven to be effective.

We will:

  • Make an inventory of the different projects throughout Europe
  • Present and exchange on good practices/projects
  • Exchange on how professionals can be supported to help young people in their struggles against violence

Opportunity is About:


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Recommended for

  • Youth workers, Trainers, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, teachers at the primary or secondary school level. All participants must be over 18 years old.

Dates:

Deadline: September 17, 2021


Cost/funding for participants:

Costs

Participation fee

  • This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to the participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. In general the sending Agency will take over the travel costs and the hosting Agency the accommodation costs and meals.
  • You can ask your sending NA if the cost relating to possible mandatory Covid-tests to travel to/from Luxembourg have can be covered by them. The organisers do not cover these costs. A fast test is provided by te organisers.
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