From January 29 to February 5, Cascais received the International Training "Game of Cultures".
Organized by the National Agency Erasmus + Youth in Action (Portugal), in partnership with the Bureau International Jeunesse (Belgian National Agency ), the National Agency Erasmus + Youth in Action (Spain) and SALTO Cultural Diversity. Aiming to train and develop skills among youth workers to promote and encourage intercultural dialogue in local communities to increase their openness to the inclusion of migrants and refugees.
This training has integrated 30 participants from 18 countries, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, and aimed to develop cross-cultural skills work with local communities across Europe as a key element to enable us to achieve a healthier relationship between all parties and a more inclusive Europe.
The training program has sought to focus on the objective of supporting, training and developing the skills of youth workers so that they can work in their local youth communities to create multiplier agents by promoting and encouraging intercultural dialogue in their local communities, in order to increase their openness to the inclusion of migrants and refugees.
Throughout the training, there was time to reflect on current European and national realities on the flow of migrants and refugees and their inclusion, as well as to develop a set of sustainable tools and strategies to promote the inclusion of migrants and refugees. Exploiting the potential of young people as actors of inclusion and change at the local level and developing an informal network of youth workers and youth leaders who address the inclusion of migrants and refugees and promote follow-up projects and initiatives were other objectives of this training.
During these days in Cascais, the team of participants had the opportunity to know the project developed in Galicia, under the project Educa.gz, as well as the work that has been developed in the Tower by the project Take.it.