MINELRES: Fwd: CfA: International Youth Seminar European Youth against to Racism and Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, Baku, 25.3-1.4.2009

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Wed Feb 11 18:27:42 2009


Original sender: Aydin Mammadov <aydin_mmdv@yahoo.com>


Dear

group members you can find more information about International Youth
Seminar European Youth against to Racism and Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism
and Islamophobia (which will be hold in Baku) in the attached files
[information converted to message text below].

If you have any question don't hesitate to contact with me.

Regards

Project Coordinator:
Aydin Mammadov

Tel: (+994)557506030


Why this Seminar?

Voice of Youth Public Union is committed to supporting the work of the
Council of Europe, European Youth Foundation. VYPU will be organising a
seminar, in Baku during 25th of March - 1st of April, 2009 which will
bring together 24 youth leaders and workers active at community and
local level to share best practices and to work on joint projects on
prevention of Racism and Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.


Overall Aim of the Training Seminar:

This international Youth Seminar will bring together youth workers from
all over Europe, ready to share best practices and to work on joint
projects on prevention of Racism and Xenophobia, anti-Semitism and
Islamophobia. The youth seminar is a contribution to the combating of
Racism and Xenophobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, by exploring
political and educational action aimed at increasing understanding and
respect for cultural and religious diversity in Europe. The problems
will be discussed within the wider context of racism and discrimination
in Europe, in new and old forms. The Youth seminar aimed is to promote
tolerance between the different young members of ethnic groups on the
Europe and to combat the racism and xenophobia, which are one of the
main problems in the region. This project mainly aims to encourage and
enable young people to participate in building peaceful societies based
on diversity and inclusion, in a spirit of respect, tolerance, and
mutual understanding. The project aims at empowering with knowledge and
skills in combating Racism and Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism and
Islamophobia in Europe 24 young European multipliers during 6 days youth
seminar in the multicultural city Baku.

Objectives of the Seminar:
 To explore the concept of Racism and Xenophobia, anti-Semitism and
Islamophobia and its relevance in Europe today; 
 To share and analyze the realities and manifestations of Racism and
Xenophobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia faced by young people in
Europe; 
 To identify strategies and approaches to prevent racism, racial
discrimination, xenophobia and its consequences on young people;
 To examine similar forms of racial discrimination and intolerance
involving young people, such as: Anti-Semitism, and racism against
visible minorities; 
 To develop common understanding of the challenges and priorities for
youth action in the field of anti-racism and intercultural learning; 
 To raise awareness of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and
mobilize institutions and organizations active against discrimination in
the fight against it; 
 To propose measures for political and educational action aimed at
increasing understanding and respect for religious diversity among young
people in Europe;
 To bring together and mobilize people with experience in the
seminaraign issues at national and international level to establish
youth platform against racism, Anti-Semitism, xenophobia:


Methodology of the Seminar:

The youth seminar will be used a variety of methods, including: small
and large group discussions, plenary sessions, simulation games and
role-plays, small group workshops, individual and group presentations,
and guest speakers. The process focused on non-formal education and
intercultural learning.

Profile of Participants:
- Youth leaders, Youth workers, Youth Trainers, Project managers from
youth NGOs, Youth Group, Youth Networks, Youth Organisations
- Youth NGOs, Youth Group, Youth Networks, Youth Organisations that
wants to be a partner in this project
- Active members of organizations and youth groups, local youth councils
willing to develop further activities and act as multipliers within
their organizations 
- Be motivated to develop their knowledge and competence the specific
field and to share their experiences with other participants 
- Have some experience in developing youth activities in local/national
level and be well informed about the activities they were involved and
be prepared to present and explain their function to other participants 
- Commit themselves to their function for future activities in the field
of youth policy and be prepared to pass on the others the knowledge and
skills gained during this activity.


Practical and Financial Conditions of Participation:

Dates:
25th March v 1st April, 2009.   

Venue:
International Youth Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan

Working languages:
The working language will be English only.

Travel reimbursement:
Travel costs of all participants will be reimbursed at 70% based on the
original tickets, invoices and all travel related tickets. The 70% of
reimbursement should not exceed:
        
300 Euros for other COE Countries
270 Euros for United Kingdom, Italy, France
230 Euros for Russia and Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey
40 Euros for Georgia

There is no reimbursement for the local participants coming from
different regions of Azerbaijan. Visa costs of foreign participants will
be fully reimbursed by the hosted organization based on the original
invoices that you get in the border of Baku airport.

Due to a low budget for transport, we encourage participants that come
from a range of 1000 km to use bus or train as means of transport.

Before purchasing your tickets, please consult with the organizers upon
the travel costs.

The meeting can take place when participants make an effort to
contribute financially to their travel costs. Therefore, we kindly ask
you to use any alternative possibilities of funding that can cover
travel costs. Sometimes your sending organizations or structures would
effort to cover the travel costs or you may identify small local grants
to contribute for the travel cost. We would appreciate very much your
help.


Application Procedure and Selection of Participants:
All those interested in attending must return the application form to
the team by e-mail latest by 20th February, 2009.

The preparatory team will select 24 participants on the basis of the
profile outlined above and ensuring a balanced group (gender,
geographical regions, different types of experiences, cultural
backgrounds and organisations). 


Please send this application form by e-mail before Thursday 20th
February
2009 to:
vypu_az@yahoo.com
Voice of Youth Public Union
Baku, Azerbaijan

Project Coordinator:
Aydin Mammadov

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