MultiNATIONS was a 18 months project, founded by the European Commission, through ERASMUS+ program, KA2 – Strategic Partnerships for youth.

The dissemination event was shared with more than 50 persons – social educators, youth workers, trainers, teachers. MultiNATIONS project consists in extending and developing the competencies and skills of youth workers, trainers and educators, who work in the field of non-formal and informal education and training, providing innovative and creative tools in order to support them in the long-run in promoting cultural diversity and intercultural equality along with enhancing of European fundamental values such as acceptance, solidarity and respect.

One of the project products – The Map of Cultural Diversity’s handbook – offers a new perception of some already-existing concepts in the non-formal education world by tackling topics such as cultural diversity, EU strategies and policies, stages of diversity management, transmission of cultural diversity.

Other interesting output of the project – “Moving Stories”. It is a digital material addressed to the youth workers and trainers to foster and encourage advocacy for a European multicultural society, free of racism, xenophobia and discrimination. There’s equality and respect for the rights of all individuals. The short videos will introduce personal stories on what it looks like to coexist, interact or work with a local citizen or even be a part of a local family. Thoughts will be shared on living in a European city, addressing sensitive contemporary social issues and inspiring for a better future.

The last tool is a Self-test. A self-assessment can lead to the development of a strategic organisational thinking structure with clearly defined short-term and long-term goals, rationale and empirical support, as well as measurable and sustainable outcomes regarding the major issues, biases and trends in cultural diversity competency. Assessing attitudes, practises and structures of youth workers is a necessary, effective and systematic way to plan for and incorporate cultural competence during the cultural diversity’s management and mediation. The material provided has been developed as part of the MultiNATIONS project and serves as an example rather than as factual facts.

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Funded by Erasmus+

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