Project - Brighton

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During the seven days of activities, 25 participants came to Brighton to learn together. This training was a unique and very important experience for youth workers to be involved in this project, especially because it was planned to make participants engaged in practical projects design. .

The new wave of extreme nationalism and xenophobic attacks in European capitals are pointers to these challenges and a major cause for concerns. The current generation of young people who have always known free movement as part of European concept and whose life will be shaped and affected for another fifty (50) or more years by free movement seems to be at the mercy of ultra-nationalist vocal few who overwhelms the media and political space with nationalist political rhetoric and advocates the re-introduction of physical borders.

This project mobilised young people whose present and future belongs to a functioning and integrated Europe to actively participate in issues that affect the present and future by getting them of the fence, and enlist them in the team that will advocate for equality for all EU citizens including those who currently endure one form of discriminations or the other.

It added value to the efforts at promoting equal opportunities and mutual coexistence which gave the needed platform to enable other participants in the project to synergy across Europe and build networks and collaborations amongst youth platforms and to exchange ideas, innovations on how to deepen European citizenship and integration, to raise awareness on European citizenship, to build future partnerships in order to develop partnership projects, to understand the challenges of human rights issues in their everyday life, to reflect on participants' own cultural identity, to experience intercultural learning and getting connected through identifying similarities and differences with other young Europeans with different cultural backgrounds, to develop self-confidence, creative and critical thinking and overcome their fear of expressing feelings and opinions, to adopt attitudes of mutual understanding, tolerance and solidarity towards cultural differences in order to build social cohesion within the EU - to discuss and reflect on European culture and point out the importance of participation in the European political processes in 2016 and beyond.

The project's training course was led by teams of facilitators whose only role is to moderate discussions from ACDR and PRSD. The project design itself will be carried out by participants themselves, working in small groups. The emphasis was on peer education, and on interaction between and among all participants.

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Adyne

African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe
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Pedan

Puntland European diaspora
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ASDA

Asda ry Finland
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ASANTE

Greece
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Tchintchor

Guiné-Bissau
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Novisi

-Spain
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Marapa

Sao Tome and Principe
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ANDSJ

Cape Verde
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UYI

United Youth Of Ireland
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SDDA

Swedish Djiboutian Development Agency
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AEC

Afican Empowerment Center
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UDUG

Udug Association Ireland