CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS MEETING OF THE EXTREMOPHILES Intersectionality and Alliance in Voluntary Service deadline 31st of October

19 October 2015

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

 The seminar aims to strengthen the capacity of the participants to challenge stereotypes and discriminations from an intersectional point of view in the context of their work as young Roma and non-Roma multipliers and activists to fight discrimination and promote inclusion. The objectives of the activity are to:

 · Share and map the participants’ experiences in different forms of discrimination

 · Analyse and understand the multiple facets of identity, and how different forms of discrimination intersect and (re)produce specific patterns of exclusion;

 · Develop understanding of Human Rights as framework for fighting discrimination;

 · Explore practices of different organizations and initiatives combating intersectional discrimination, including transphobia or homophobia and racism;

 · Familiarize participants with the resources, tools and methodologies of the Phiren Amenca Network;

 · Develop follow-up projects on local level or working on guidelines for volunteers how to work on the topics of gender identity, intersectionality and multiple discrimination;

 · Encourage participants to build alliances with other organisations fighting discrimination;

 · Suggest follow-up process on fighting discrimination by Phiren Amenca.

 PROFILE OF THE PARTICIPANTS

 Present will be Roma and non-Roma volunteers, former volunteers, volunteer candidates and youth leaders who are active in Roma communities and experienced in working with Roma communities and/or Roma youth. Participants must also: · be able and committed to act as multipliers in youth work on the themes of antidiscrimination and promotion of human rights with Roma young people, for the benefit of Roma communities and Roma youth · be motivated to develop their competences in anti-discrimination work, human rights education and youth work and to share their experiences with other participants · be aged 18 – 30 (exceptions are possible) · be committed to attend for the full duration of the course · be able to work in English, or check with the coordination that translation can be provided through other participants or team members · be resident in one of the following countries: Belgium, Austria, France, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Germany.

 DATES OF THE ACTIVITY/ LOCATION  Arrival: 29th of November  in Berlin, Germany in the Haus am Wansse

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