Trainers starting the change!

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Training for trainers on Start the Change project was held from 12th to 16th July in Zagreb, Croatia. It gathered experts from United Kingdom, Slovenia, Italy and Croatia who learned different methods on how to empower teachers to work with students in the topic of radicalisation. Some of the areas covered in the training of trainers were identity, creativity, emotions and interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution approaches, human rights, democracy, stereotipes and prejudice, media literacy. These themes were developed within Forum’s Mediation and Civic Education Programs during extensive work with schools over last 10 years.

During training, each partner country also has presented their ways of working with teachers and youth, contributing to knowledge sharing and exchange of information. Think Global introduced their work with schools on global learning, Centre for Creative Development Danilo Dolci presented their work on emotional literacy and Reciprocal Maieutic Approach in work with schools and communities and Youth Center Dravinja Valley shared their experience on working with schools in the area of intercultural dialogue.

The training led to a good foundation for future collaboration and exchange of experiences in upcoming project activities. Next key acitivity is implemention of teacher training programs in each country (October 2017).

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