REGIONAL VIRTUAL TRAINING FOR TRAINERS ON INTERCULTURAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IN THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN REGION
This training is part of the Anna Lindh Foundation Intercultural Learning and Cities Programme and based on the pilot training for trainers organised by the ALF in 2017. The programme is the fruit of a consultative and participatory process which started in 2010 with the ALF main partners, educators and experts in the field of education. Those stakeholders concurred on the need to conceive a regional education programme to prepare people of the region, and youth in particular, to live and be active within multi-cultural societies.
On the basis of their main recommendations, the ALF identified the production of a Handbook for educators as the first priority to support the action of people on the ground and as a tool for policy orientation. Following a series of expert meetings and conventions, the ALF coordinated the development of the ALF Education Handbook on Intercultural Citizenship Education in the Euro-Mediterranean Region.
Based on this resource, the ALF is developing a capacity-building programme on Intercultural Citizenship Education for the creation of a pool of multipliers trained in the use of the Anna Lindh Foundation Education Handbook on Intercultural Citizenship and committed to the organization of educational activities and dissemination of the resource.
Year(s): 2017 - 2021 (ongoing)
Target group(s): Educators in the formal and non-formal education sectors in the Regional Training for Trainers on Intercultural Citizenship Education In the Euro-Mediterranean Region
Website or other online channels: https://www.annalindhfoundation.org/resources/events/call-virtual-regional-training-trainers-intercultural-citizenship-education
The training is addressed to educators in the formal and non-formal education sector an is based on the capacity building methodology on intercultural dialogue developed by a team of experts coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation using as main educational reference the Anna Lindh Foundation Education Handbook on Intercultural Citizenship in the Euro-Med region and including the presentation of intercultural citizenship education concepts, interactive learning and testing activities on the competences and notions presented and exchange of educational practices among the participants.
The training is held virtually and lasts for 6 live training sessions. In addition, weekly offline groups and/or individual 2- hour sessions among trainers and educators are held at the participants’ pace. There is a final evaluation and follow-up session.
Following the virtual training, educators commit to implement a training activity based on the Regional ToT in their respective communities and networks and is accompanied in this process through a mentorship scheme coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation.
The total number of hours for the online and offline training activities, including the organisation of training activity by each educator, is set to up to 36 hours.
Type of product
Online resource Video clips / Films Course / Training
Brief description of the outcomes
Educational Materials, Handbookand much more to promote interculturality in education, organised in an internet Portal, addressed to teachers.
The Handbook is conceived as a tool to provide knowledge and skills for teaching and learning about values of dialogue, pluralism, respect, social participation and social cohesion which can enhance the role of the “EuroMed Intercultural Citizen” as an agent of change within multi-cultural societies.
The Handbook provides an overview about key concepts related to intercultural citizenship education with a clear focus on the Euro-Mediterranean region and presents case stories and concrete activities to be developed in the formal and non-formal education sectors.
Impact on target groups / Transferability potential
For a bigger impact, participants should:
- have developed projects for intercultural citizenship education or have been involved in projects for intercultural citizenship education
- have worked on issues related to intercultural citizenship education (e.g. diversity, identify, citizenship, active participation, intercultural dialogue, etc.)
- be committed to organise (preferably virtual) educational activities in their country and networks as part of the training and as follow-up to it
Based on the relevance and quality of applications, the ALF triesto ensure the selection of representatives from different countries of the region with a tentative ratio of 7 Southern Mediterranean and 13 European participants and with gender balance.
Promoter of the initiative: ANNA LINDH FOUNDATION
Country: Croatia Cyprus France Greece Italy Malta Spain Turkey
Languages available: English
Website or other online channels: https://www.annalindhfoundation.org/