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Junger Mann mit Migrationsgeschichte während seiner Trainerausbildung in der EJBW

Migrants as specialists in youth work: qualification, empowerment and educational programs for public spaces.

This project offers young people with and without migration history and refugee experience the opportunity to start a career in non-formal education. The program offers an opportunity to young people to extensively understand political education. The programme is particularly intended for young people, between the ages of 18 and 30, who can participate as trainers in a training program over a period of one to two years in order to acquire knowledge and qualifications as youth education professionals.

In seminars, participants are empowered with knowledge on various topics related to youth political education such as social diversity, democracy, rights and group-related misanthropy. The training also includes pedagogical methods, didactics and project management. At the end of the training, participants acquire knowledge that enables them to work as trainers in youth work.

Another important aspect of this project is empowerment and in this context, coaching and support in starting a career in non-formal youth education is provided. The programme will also offer innovative workshops on topics such as Diversity in society; immigration, human rights, migration and asylum seeking that will largely be carried out with young people from rural areas and small towns.

You will find the program for 2021 in our annual program and soon in the flyer (in the download area on the right).

Impressions from our first qualification program 2020 /​ 2021

We successfully finished our first training program from September 2020 to March 2021. In this video, the participants talk about their motivations, the training and their hopes and wishes for the future:

In January 2020 we started the project. It is part of the Federal Ministry »Demokratie leben!« by the Ministry of Family, Elderly Women and Youth). The project is also supported by the Thüringen Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as part of their initiative »denkbunt – für Demokratie, Toleranz und Weltoffenheit«.

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