TC “ReMeDy”- 23 November 2019 – 01 December 2019- Rustavi, Georgia

Title: ReMeDy

 Dates: 23 November 2019 – 01 December 2019

Place: Rustavi, Georgia

Project description:

The training course with elements of PBA is targeted at people actively involved in youth work and who already have some experience in non-formal education and experiential learning and willing to know more about mediation and implement its techniques in their daily work. The programme is designed for people who are ready to learn, explore, discover and develop their skills, competences and know-how and will be able to use it later in their jobs and communities and develop further projects on this topic.

This project is a follow up of the project “First ADR Kit” (http://firstadrkit.org) and it aims at is implementing ADR with special focus on mediation as a conflict resolution tool in youth work. Mediation is a way of solving conflicts amicably with a support of third, neutral person who facilitates the parties of the dispute through all stages of conflict, supporting them in dealing with emotions, identifying their interests, creating options and finally – reaching a common ground. So far known mostly in commercial disputes – mediation gains recognition as one of the most efficient and constructive way of solving conflicts.

The course is based on non-formal education methodology and will have a form of practical exercises and simulations. Participants will have a chance to understand: how active listening works, how to practice the loop of understanding, how to paraphrase, summarise and emphasise, how to be creative in conflict resolution process, what to do in order to find common grounds etc. The programme will be built on actual knowledge and experiences of the participants. It will also allow for strong intercultural aspect in a form of simulation exercises. Simulations will be especially designed for the course and will allow the participants to experience the conflict “inside-out” both as mediators and the parties to the dispute. Detailed programme will be sent at the end of October. It will be adjusted to the needs and expectations of participants.

Apart from participating in the Training Course in Georgia all participants undertake to conduct local activities (at least one workshop with young people) after the mobility and taking part in dissemination and follow up phases of the project

Aims and Objectives:

ReMeDy is an initiative aimed at raising awareness among youth workers and in the future among youth about mediation and conflict transformation as a constructive and peaceful approach to managing conflicts. The main objectives are the following:

-To enhance youth workers competences in conflict management particularly through the development of mediation skills and empower them to engage in constructive conflict resolution

-To enhance the creation of a network of organisations with expertise in the topics of mediation and/or conflict transformation or willing to gain it to develop future projects related to the topic.

-To explore the topic of multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue;

-To learn about the origins of different types of conflicts and possible methods of solving them;

-To promote and explain Alternative Dispute Resolutions with special emphasis on mediation

-To teach in practice skills relevant to effective negotiation and mediation;

-To create a field for further cooperation and development of projects related to conflict transformation;

-To share the results of First ADR Kit strategic partnership devoted to mediation in youth education

Participant profile: 

  • Good level of English
  • Interested in in the topic of the project
  • Over 18 years old
  • Priority will be given to Alternativi International members due to the topic of the project

Partner countries: 

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Spain, Russian Federation, Ukraine.

Accommodation and travel costs: 

The training course will take place in International Scout Centre Rustavi (https://iscr.ge), 25 km from Tbilisi. You will be accommodated in dormitory rooms, in mixed country groups with persons of same gender, 3 to 4 persons per room. Bed linen are provided. Free WiFi is available at the venue. Transfers from/to the venue will be organised by the project team

Contribution: 

Contribution fee: 20 euro This way we will ensure the participants have a stake in the project: A modest contribution from participants to the overall costs of a project helps to create a sense of investment and ownership as well as participants tend to value what they receive more when they have contributed to it.

If you are interested in and would like to take part in  please fill the from here :  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduhBmS5FXONO3QkCiLOLJMbSpc5SOT-8EbaLIc_vAZW1ulOg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Deadline: 14 October 2019

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