As a non-violent peace & voluntary organisation we want to draw increased attention both within and outside our movement to the plight of large sections of society who are continually subject to victimization, stereotyping, discrimination, lack of human rights and violence on a daily basis, fight against these different forms of social exclusion, create more understanding for, and express our solidarity with the targeted groups and individuals. The first aim of this seminar is to bring together 25 active volunteers & project coordinators in order to exchange ideas and experiences as well as to further educate, train & empower each other with methods how to develop and implement awareness-raising and educational activities on the main issues. The second aim is to develop workcamps and other activities together for 2016.
• Non-formal education
• A fairytale retold – Gender rethought
• Gender attributions and Gender concepts
• Influences of Gender and Sexuality in our every-day lives – Intersectionality
• If you are heterosexual and male does gender not affect you? What is “normal” and what “different”?
• Common perceptions and conceptions – a threat to a culture of peace and non-violence?
• Violence and conflicts based on stereotypes of gender and sexuality
• Gender and sexuality during wartimes and in post-conflict areas
• LGBT and Gender in the participants countries
• SCI activities and Gender and Sexuality
• Visits to local NGO-projects
• Coordinating consciously – being aware of Gender and Sexuality
• Brainstorming new projects and designing follow-up activities (topic, collaborations, etc.)
• Invisible theatre and civil courage – taking common responsibility
• Relaxation, party, fun & games
Please note that there will be opportunities to visit the city, but that this is not a “getting to know Berlin’s night-life” project. Some days the seminar also foresees evening sessions.
All participants will be expected and stimulated to contribute to the discussions. They will all be asked to present their own examples of conflicts in their own country. After the training is completed we hope that the trained promoters will subsequently contribute to activities in their home country to promote peace and non-violence.
Recruitment of participants
All participants selected for this project must meet the following criteria:
• be 18 years old or older
• be able to work in English language
• be interested in the training topics and have strong motivation to act as multiplier
• have the support (and if possible preparation for the project) of the sending SCI branch or partner organisation;
• commit to implement the learned knowledge and skills in practice back home;
• commit to report thoroughly the content of the project to other activists of sending organisation;
• commit to actively participate from beginning to the end
Financial and practical conditions of participation:
All essential costs of the programme in Berlin (including food, accommodation and training) will be covered by SCI-D. International travel costs will be reimbursed 100% up to the following maximums per person:
Austria, Poland, Germany: 180 €
Ireland, UK, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Spain, Russia: 275 €
The registration fee for participants is 50 €.
If you are interested in this seminar, please send your motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 12th of October!