"International activities
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International training 2019

An international seminar abouth youth empowerment and self-knowledge, aimed at people working with youth or interested in the topic.The aim is to acquire by the youth workers or youth leader techniques and methodologies to facilitate self exploration of youngsters and help in their self development.

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This course will provide an introduction to the topic of ancient Chinese culture and religion. It is the third of three courses at the ASHA Centre, together called ‘Faith in the Future,’ which seeks to improve awareness of different cultural and philosophical traditions from around the world (the other two are on Indian Religions and Islam). The intention is that participants will, as a result, not only improve their intercultural competences but will be able to draw on wisdom from other times and cultures to meet better the modern challenges they and their communities face. Beginning with an exploration of the bedrock of Chinese spiritual culture, the I Ching, the course will also look at the Yin and Yang of later Chinese philosophy,Taoism and Buddhism. Other aspects of the course will include understanding the art of Feng Shui, the practice of Tai Chi and a visit to a Buddhist Temple.

The project involves 36 young people from 6 different countries in a multicultural experience where they reflect and learn more about inclusive behaviors, empathy and astronomy. Problems as xenophobia, racism, nationalism and fear of the unknown find their origin in the difficulty of understanding the other and therefore the creation of walls, obstacles for the inclusion. That is where the project wants to act: create a safe environment where people with different backgrounds, cultures, origins and traditions can share experiences, learn and appreciate the differences, increase inclusive attitudes and skills. The metaphor of an interstellar journey of the participants to a different world, far from ours, where society, traditions and culture are different will be the path to introduce youngsters into the main topic of the project.

Erasmus+ seminar “What the fake? Make the news great again!” gathers participants from 15 different European countries including Germany, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, Turkey, Romania, and France.

Seminar focuses on exploring the risks of the internet, particularly on fake news, rumors, disinformation and conspiracy theories and how future generations could combat them.

The aim of this week-long course is to provide an introduction to Sufism,the most artistic and mystical side of Islam.It is the second of three courses that are also looking at Indian and Chinese religions.

The coursewill focus on two main areas:

→ An introduction to the origins,philosophyand practices of Sufism, including Sufi poetry, music and dance;

→ Approaches to key issues in Suficulture particularly relevant to young European adults and Youth Work, such as self-development, well-being and purposeful living as well as leadership, political engagement and environmental sustainability.

An eight-day training on diversity which aims to equip participants from 6 European countries with the tool of promoting tolerance and diversity.

The project aims to educate a new generation of youth workers that would have proper competencies to respond to the challenges Europe is facing nowadays, especially in regard to the integration process of the refugee/ migrants/ minority groups in their community and promotion of cultural diversity.

This training course is about the refugee ‘crisis’ in Europe.

Over the last sixyears the Middle East and Europe have been affected by wars, revolutions, armed conflict and tensions between nations and communities.

This course is designed to give inspiration and courage for those wishing to engage positively with the theme of Migration. It will explore the human dynamics involved in the Refugee Crisis in Europe and the different ways we can get involved.In addition, we will be focusing on developing ourselves to meet the challenges presented by this crisis. This will involve working on exercises for self-awareness,self-care and empathy.

The course will use non-formal learning methods and will take place in the beautiful surroundings of The ASHA Centre in the Forest of Dean, in the United Kingdom-a centre of excellence in intercultural dialogue and international youth work.

This will involve working on exercises for self-awareness, self-care and empathy.

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the religious traditions of India, and to look at their significance for young European people today.

The training activities will focus on three main areas:

→ An introduction to the origins,philosophy and practices of Indian Religions;

→ Approaches to key issues from Indian and South Asian culture particularly relevant to European Youth Work (e.g. leadership, political engagement and environmental sustainability, as well as self development, well-being and purposeful living);

→ Interfaith Dialogue in general, its aims, techniques, tools and how to do it in one’s own context.

Training focuses on improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in empowering young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe) and building bridges between different educational methods, approaches or reflections.


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