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Training for youth workers on volunteering and combating radicalisation, Črnomelj (SI).

Local Democracy Agency Sisak partners in an international project “Youth Work and Volunteering Against Radicalisation”, that recognises a value of non-formal learning and its necessity for quality youth work at the local level. The initiative is funded by the Erasmus Plus Program.
Project leader, Youth Centre BIT organised an advanced training for youth workers on 8-15 November 2016 in Črnomelj (Slovenia). The main objective of the training was to build professional development of youth workers and equip them with competences and methods needed for preventing violent radicalisation of young people, especially those who are marginalised or recently migrated. 
It gathered 24 youth workers from Croatia, Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and United Kingdom. Participants exchanged examples of good practice, improved their leadership skills, gained competences and learned new methods for radicalisation recognition and prevention. Karlo Štengl and Matea Strižić participated on behalf of the LDA Sisak – ALDA Operating partner, who will use their newly gained knowledge and experiences in work with local the youth. 
“This training is unforgettable experience for me. I will try to use all I learnt in my community no matter what job would I do in a future. These kind of projects puts you in contact with different cultures and people, influencing to professional and to personal growth. The trainers were superb as professionals but as persons too. In just one week, they help broaden my horizons and attitudes toward life and work, realising that I can do much even living in small community.” – say Karlo Štengl. 



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