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YOUNG LEADERS for interculturalism and prevention of violence – 2018

A project by the Centre for African and Intercultural Studies (CEAi) in collaboration with the Research Group on Gender, Identity and Diversiy (GENI) of the University of Barcelona, the Catalan Youth Agency and the Youth Information and Advisory Centre, supported by “la Caixa” Foundation.

YOUNG LEADERS for interculturalism and prevention of violence aims to train young persons (between 18 and 30 years old) with diverse migration and cultural backgrounds on issues related to interculturalism, intersectionality and prevention of violence, and subsequently accompany them in the implementation of such learning through the carrying out of school workshops and community actions throughout different regions of Catalonia.

What is the CEAi?

The Centre for African and Intercultural Studies (CEAi) was founded in 1987, and it is an association dedicated to the study and dissemination of the African continent, migrations and interculturalism. It’s Intercultural Department (from which the YOUNG LEADERS project was developed) currently conducts a broad range of studies, projects and activities —both independent and commissioned by public and private institutions—, focused on subjects like racism, cultural and experiential diversity, gender equality, intersectionality, health and education, among others.

Project calendar

October | November | December 2017
Selection of participants and preparation of the training

22nd of November – Inicial workshop with the selected participants to share motivations, interests and experiences, and to jointly decide the contents of the training.

January | February | March 2018
Phase 1
Training – 6 sessions of 4 hours
31st of January – Intercultural perspective
7th of February – Gender perspective and interseccional perspective
21st of February – School bullying and other related forms of violence
28th of February – Learning to break one’s limits: Functional diversity
14th of March – Prevention, intervention and mediation in situations of violence
21st of March – Practical tools for the design and facilitation of workshops and informative activities

April | May 2018
Phase 2

1st practice – School workshops to raise awareness about the issue of bullying
Participants will break into groups of two to design and conduct their own workshop in one of the secondary education centres associated to the project. Even though all workshops will have to address the general concepts of violence and bullying, it will be up to each group to decide on which specific variants of these their workshop will be focused.
Prior to conducting the workshop each group will have to share their design process with the project coordinators as well as with the rest of the participants within the space of 3 tutorships.

May | June 2018
Phase 3

2nd practice – Community actions to raise awareness about cultural diversity
Participants will break into groups of two to design and carry out a community action of their choice, giving priority to their immediate environment and to those groups and/or organizations that they may have a direct connection with.
Prior to carrying out the community action each group will have to share their design process with the project coordinators within the space of 2 tutorships.

September 2018
Final evaluation of the project and public presentation of its phases and results
The project coordinators and the participants will meet to share their impressions and conclusions with regard to the different phases of the project, and some of them will subsequently conduct a public presentation (within the same month) to disseminate their work, answer questions and receive external feedback.