Projects EPTO is a Partner Of

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Peers for Integration

The project aims to facilitate the social inclusion of refugees by supporting their process of cultural adaptation and reducing the discrimination they are facing.

For this, it proposes an innovative integrated approach, targeting youth education for fostering the development of civic and intercultural competences, both for young refugees and young residents of European countries.

The main result of the project will be a peer education programme, addressing both young refugees and young EU citizens. The refugees/asylum seekers will gain sufficient understanding of European cultural norms and self-advocacy skills. Youngsters from EU countries will adopt an open attitude towards diversity and will develop their inter-cultural and civic competencies.

Another result of the project will be a network of peer trainers consisting of 10 young refugees and 24 young people from EU countries. 

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1st Training Course - October 8th to 19th October 2019, Arad, Romania

2nd Training Course - October 23rd to November 3rd 2019, Arad, Romania

Based on peer education methodology developed in the 1st phase of the project and aiming at empowering the young refugees and European young people to prevent xenophobia and intolerance among youth by becoming themselves the "teachers" of their peers. Participants spent 10 days debating diverse subjects, taking part in workshops and testing the Peers for Integration methodology for integrating migrants and refugees into their host communities.

Local Activities - January to March 2020

Participants will co-organise and deliver in pairs, one or two workshops with youngsters at local level.

Local activities organised by Belgian participants will be published on the EPTO website and social media channels, keep an eye out for the #peersforintegration hashtag!

The project is coordinated by Ofensiva Tinerilor in partnership with EPTO | European Peer Training OrganisationAssociazione Attiva-Mente, and Inspectoratul Şcolar Judeţean Arad.

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