Art of Conflict Management

Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

You also had experienced some kind of conflict sometime in the past, right? And what was your reaction?...
The ability of managing conflicts is valuable. A bilateral and intercultural dialogue, a negotiation and other personal skills for resolving conflict – their developing is an important first step before mastering processes of any kind. There are also diversity management skills for youth work in multi-cultural environments – we want to encourage participants to see diversity as an opportunity for value creation and cooperation.

This idea came from the current situation in EU, which is debating about the conflicts in the Eastern part of Europe and Eastern Partnership region. The situation during the last year is becoming more stressed not just in the political level but in the youth sector as well. Hate speech is still huge problem within the countries, and a particularly difficult situation is in EaP region, where because of active policy processes, confrontation and speech of hate reached the peak.

The societies where we live are becoming more and more intercultural but the walls between these cultures do not let them interact and peacefuly coexist. The reason is that young people don't have opportunity to get to know other nations, cultures as the component of intercultural learning is not present in the formal education system. In this sense, intercultural learning is extremely important, more than ever before as it can help avoiding numerous conflicts and misunderstandings.

This training course was taking place in Kobuleti in Georgia, 23.9. – 1. 10. 2019, location inspiring for the conflict resolution as the current situation in Caucasus is stressed.
We cooperated there with participants from countries related to this topic, such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia.

Among others, we did:
improve the sense of initiative and negotiation through improvisational theater,
provide a space for sharing best practices focusing on non-formal educational methods in the field of youth work,
promote need of tolerance in society full of differencies,
promote active citizenship and non-violent actions towards peace and democracy,
foster international development cooperation between European, Caucasian and Eastern partnership regions and their neighboring countries.

Pay attention to these information:
- This project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme.
- This training course is intended for participants from youthwork area.
- The communicative level of English is essential for full participation in training course.
- Participants have got an opportunity to demonstrate officialy their active participation in a project with a Youthpass certificate.

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