Toolbox for Communication

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Date(s) - 03/06/2023 - 11/06/2023


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Training course on stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination and how media can by useful tool for antidiscrimination and inclusion. As youth workers, youth leaders we work directly with young people and of course, we cannot know all the details as family life, religion, cultural background, etc. of our target group. So, several times we don’t want and we can hurt. We can hurt with an innocent joke; we can discriminate with a look, a phrase, an unconscious behaviour. Nowadays, working with immigrants, Roma people, members of different ethnic groups, or only with a young person simple, we cannot know which issue can be really sensitive, as e.g. showing a funny short movie about religion or women can be really discriminative towards someone and we even don’t know about it. We don’t know that we discriminate.

By our project we aim to make people aware of their subculture, their behaviour towards differences, raise awareness on their stereotypes and prejudices and spotlight when they discriminate others even unconsciously. Foster understanding how media effect their perspectives towards each other, how a joke can be discriminative even without knowing it. Then as next step, turn it upside down, use media as tool against discrimination. Use the popular tools what young people like nowadays for the sake of anti discrimination and even invent projects and build partnership around the topic as antidiscrimination by the tool as media devices.

Participants were from Hungary Hungary, Romania Romania, Portugal Portugal, Poland Poland, Moldova Moldova Republic of, Ukraine Ukraine, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovakia Slovakia. There were 4 participants from Slovakia.