Wooow! Believe it or not, this is our last article regarding the presentation of our contributions! Today we are dealing with the topics of violence, discrimination, youth unemployment and improving existing methods. Let’s kick off and find out more about them!

Have you heard about “light violence”? And did you know that it is rising in scale? And what can we do about it? Those were all questions that were discussed in the workshop “A Community Free from Violence – En Kommun Fri Från Våld” by Natalija Radivojevic. During the workshop, card games that have specific topics for discussion, different strategies on how to be an active bystander and how to recognise “light violence” were presented. During the project, three different decks of cards were developed. The green deck of cards focuses on how to recognise and raise awareness of light violence. The purple deck of cards focuses on discussing different kinds of social norms, destructive macho norms and many other topics, which are mostly connected to gender based violence. The red deck of cards focuses on teaching and trying out different kinds of strategies on how to be an active bystander. It functions like a little role play, where the audience is able to suggest solutions in a situation of violence. Interested to find out more? Read more in our workshop report!

The second workshop “Getting creative with Take a step forward” by Alexandre Fonseca was centred around the method “Take a Step Forward”, one of the classic methods in NFE and featured in many compendia, such as Compass. The aim of the workshop was to raise awareness about this method but also to explore it further through the presentation of two adaptations implemented in Portugal: “The interview”, a role-play based on the plight of refugees and “It’s not torture, it’s empathy”, a street art / performance installation. These tools can be means to foster empathy and raise awareness of inequalities in our societies and provide a platform for the discussion of privilege and discrimination. How do the tools look like? Check them out in our workshop report and presentation.

In youth work, there is a rising need for cross-sectoral cooperation and evidence-based practices. Cooperation and networking between different partners and stakeholders, as well as involving different expertise networks in order to develop coherent and efficient approaches and synergy of practices are important and something we need to strive for. Cross-sectoral cooperation was one of the main issues of the contribution “Collaborative NEET – Youth Support Service Model” by Stiina Kütt. During the workshop, the participants were acquainted with the Erasmus+ strategic partnership project “Community Guarantee” and its intellectual output – the profile of an effective support service for NEET-youth. The model encourages critical thinking about how to manage services for providing effective solutions and is a possible tool for designing/improving youth work services in a multi-stakeholder partnership. Read more about the model in our workshop report and presentation below! Don’t forget to watch the video of this contribution as well.

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