GAIA is urgently looking for 1 participant, resident of Kosovo, who doesn’t need visa for Italy to participate in training course “NFE – opportunity for inclusion and acceptance of immigrants and asylum seekers” 21-29th October.
Unfortunately, the participants, who were selected for the training in Italy cannot get visa on time, so there is no time for new ones to apply for visa. More information you can find below, if you are interested please fill in the application form (here) and write an email to


About the training course “NFE – opportunity for inclusion and acceptance of immigrants and asylum seekers”:

The training course will gather 29 participants, trainers and staff from 9 organisations and countries (RS, IT, HR, MK, BA, CZ, SK, GR, XK).

Specific objectives of the training course are:

  • To share realities and experiences with discrimination, exclusion and marginalization of different groups (including migrants and refugees) in different European countries
  • To explore and promote intercultural acceptance of diversity and respect of Fundamental / Human Rights in Europe
  • To increase participants’ ability to deeply understand and empathise with different socially excluded and marginalised groups in our communities
  • To analyse the implemented practices and to recommend how best to use the NFE and experiential learning for inclusion and acceptance of immigrants and asylum seekers in our youth work
  • To encourage creativity in developing new or adapting existing methods of NFE for inclusion and acceptance of diversity youth work
  • To provide interaction of our youth workers with asylum seekers and thus to get out youth workers motivated for more consistent engagement on youth work for inclusion and acceptance

The training course will be hosted in the hostel in Ferrara (IT) which is social enterprise and employs and gathers asylum seekers to offer them opportunity to be employed while waiting for their asylums to be resolved. Thus, in the programme of that training course we have planned and arranged the whole afternoon of Living Library with the asylum seekers. Thanks to that innovative element, our participants will be able to see specific NFE method (Living library) adapted for the specific circumstances and target groups and will be inspired and motivated to work on issues of inclusion and acceptance of diversity deeply.

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education. The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Active youth workers willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on the training course
  • Willing to take action in the field of inclusion and acceptance of diversity of immigrants, refugees and other youth with fewer opportunities, setting up the international and local NFE projects
  • Willing to enter into partnerships with participants from different organisations and countries
  • Willing to develop and implement Erasmus+ YiA projects tackling issues of accepting diversity in Europe when it comes to immigrants, refugees and other marginalised groups

Additional information about the project, training course program and travel costs and other practical information you can find in the call for participants here.


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