Report on the PRIORITY Youth Inclusion Workshops
Dear friends, we would like to announce the release of the reports of the Youth Inclusion Workshops, that were developed by the four project partners of PRIORITY project: Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. -JKPeV (Germany), KAINOTOMIA (Greece), CSC Danilo Dolci and Mine Vaganti (Italy) involving young people with and without migrant background.
Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, it was not possible to implement all the workshops face-to-face. However, before the beginning of the pandemic, some partners implemented some of these workshops face-to-face and the remaining workshops were implemented online.
The workshops and related activities were organised based on the PRIORITY methodology and toolkit, but also on participants and local context needs. Partners also collaborated with their local stakeholders such as local authorities, youth organisations, reception centres etc that work on the social integration of migrants and refugees.
The main purpose was to build a trustful relationship with the young people at risk of marginalisation, including them through the inclusion workshops and thus, encouraging them to become more active citizens.
The workshops’ main topics and their aims were the following:
- Art and Culture for Social Inclusion: (1) to use art as a tool of social inclusion; (2) to break down barriers between people with different backgrounds (Native citizens, migrant and non-migrant); (3) to present how the art can play a vital role in a community.
- Sport for All: (1) to create a sense of inclusion among participants by carrying out sport activities that could contribute to the elimination of cultural and social barriers; (2) to promote awareness-raising campaigns on the importance of sport among people of all ages; (3) to reflect on the power of sport that could build bridges between people going beyond the limits of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, geographical location and physical or mental abilities.
- Volunteering and Civic Education: this was the last module of the workshop and its aims were: (1) to combat radicalisation, racism and discrimination, by promoting active citizenship; (2) to help participants understand and accept different opinions, values, beliefs and lifestyles; (3) to learn about the importance of civic education and democracy which are threatened by populism, extremism, religious fundamentalism and social inequalities. Finally, through the youth inclusion workshop, partners strived to promote human rights education that can be used as a tool for inclusion and for tackling radicalisation and marginalisation.
The workshops gave the opportunity to young participants to meet and exchange their knowledge and experiences on how to enhance and promote inclusion in the society. They encouraged young people to participate actively, feel included and confident enough to express themselves and bring in their ideas in a youth environment.
Do you want to learn more about our Youth Inclusion Workshops? Then, you can read the national reports and the general report that summarizes all national reports providing an overview of this learning experience including the participants’ feedback and suggestions. All the reports are available online.
You can download the national reports of each partner and the summary of all national reports on the following