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Gender Equality in Youth Projects Seminar

 
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: 26, 2010 12:28 pm     : Gender Equality in Youth Projects Seminar ³

Gender Equality in Youth Projects Seminar

Aim

To share ideas and experiences on how gender equality can be promoted and mainstreamed in youth projects and develop recommendations on how to ensure gender equality in youth work with young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.


Objectives

- To identify challenges young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods face in relation to gender equality;
- To explore current trends of gender mainstreaming in youth work;
- To exchange experiences and good practices of gender mainstreaming in youth projects and youth work in general;
- To explore ways of ensuring gender equality in youth projects with and by young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods;
- To analyse and make proposals on how the principles of gender equality in youth work with young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods can be implemented in European youth policy


Format and Methodology

The seminar will bring together 25 participants (policy makers, youth organisations representatives, researchers and young people living in multicultural disadvantaged neighbourhoods).

The activity will be based on the principles of non formal education.

The meeting is designed as a mutual learning situation, where participants can share experience and ideas related to the topic of the seminar. The programme of the meeting will provide space for individual as well as group reflection and debate, encourage exchange of best practices, group-work, theoretical inputs and will help to create the theoretical and practical framework in which participants will reflect upon existing examples of youth work practice in relation to gender equality. In addition, participants will explore how they can develop their practices further, make recommendations and create synergies among each others work.


Working Language
The working languages will be English and French.


Participants' Profile
The course is aimed at youth workers and social workers, active members of youth organisations, as well as at young people not being part of youth organisations, youth researchers and policy makers who have experience in implementing the principles of gender equality in youth work practice or are interested in exploring further how
these principles can be put in practice in youth projects targeted at young people coming from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Some participants might also be
involved in the long term training course on the access to social rights for young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

All applicants must:

be aged between 18 and 30 years (does not apply for policy-makers and researchers);
be actively involved in multicultural youth work, preferably working with young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods;
be ready to share their experience and ideas on gender equality and gender mainstreaming in youth work
be able to work in English and/or French
be committed to attend the full duration of the seminar

Financial and practical conditions of participation

Participation fee

There is no participation fee for this seminar.

Travel expenses

Travel expenses and visa fees (on presentation of the relevant receipts) are reimbursed according to the rules of the Directorate of Youth and Sport. Only participants who have attended the entire seminar can be reimbursed. Payments will be made either by bank transfer after the course, or at the end of the seminar in cash in Euros.

Accommodation

Board and lodging are provided and paid for by the Directorate of Youth and Sport at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg.

More information and application form

Source: courses.opencontent.it

Volunteering in Teaching English

Project description

Volunteer will continue in activities which current EVS volunteer have started. Volunteer will teach several English classes in the office of hosting organization. The classes will be conducted in the afternoons. Volunteer will continue in classes (some classes are with youth and some with adults) which previous EVS volunteer have started however, new classes can be started as well since the demand for English classes is quite high. The level of the English classes will be mainly beginners. Generally, the level of English in Tkibuli region is rather poor because of the current educational system which is still in transformation.

Volunteer is also mostly welcome to come up with his/her own free time activities for local youth. The local youth do not have many possibilities how to spend free time actively in Tkibuli usually they are walking around with friends.

Project place description:

Tkibuli is situated on Tkibuli region, Georgia (about 3,5 hours from capital Tbilisi). The population is about 14 000 inhabitants. The closest city is Kutaisi which is at the same time the second biggest city in Georgia It takes about 1,5 hour by marshrutka (local bus) to get there (marshrutkas run all day).

Tkibuli region is one of the least developed in Georgia. The economic activity in the region mostly stopped after the revolution in 1991 and the quality of life decreased significantly. Today´s major problem of the region is high unemployment (about 50%) and migration of people either to different regions or abroad. It is estimated that 1/3 of population left Tkibuli city.

You can find more information about region on www.tkibuli.org

Living conditions: Volunteer will stay in the apartment in Tkibuli together with other EVS volunteer. The apartment is fully equipped and volunteer will have his own room. It takes about 10 minutes walking to get to TDDF´s office. Volunteer will cook by himself/herself.

Requirements: Volunteer should have good knowledge of English and preferably previous teaching experience of any kind. Basic knowledge of Georgian/Russian recommended but not required.

Hosting organization profile:

Tkibuli District Development Fund (TDDF) was established in 2006 with the support of the Czech non governmenatal organization People in Need. TDDF is local NGO working in Imereti region, Georgia. It hires 3 employees and cooperates with local and foreign volunteers (It currently has 2 EVS volunteers).

TDDF focuses on raising the quality of education and skills of the young people and increase their live opportunities in Tkibuli district. It is also searching for new possibilities how to spend free time of the youth in interesting and active way.

TDDF supported to establish youth newspaper Sunny night where articles are written by local youth.
TDDF also focuses on encouraging local people to start their own business, develop agriculture and agro tourism and support grassroots initiatives in order to improve economical situation and social activity of the citizens.

Contact person:

Mirza Gubeladze (director)
#4 Robakidze street, Tkibuli
+ 995 90 80 26 80
tdf_georgia@yahoo.com
www.tkibuli.org

Website: www.tkibuli.org
Email: tdf_georgia@yahoo.com
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