Project: ”Europe – place for all youth!”

Our Training Course “Europe – place for all youth” was implemented in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Summary of training course:

The main goal was promotion of tolerance and multiculturalism among young people with an emphasis on youth from disadvantaged (broken) families and their inclusion into society in the spirit of European values as well as education and empowering socially disadvantaged youth, meeting with current situation in European society and the motivation to continue active engagement and participation in society.

The main idea was education of young people about tolerance in terms of origin, religion, sexual orientation, social status or ethnic minority issues. Raising the awareness of the participants about what it means to be “Young European” whether they are from an EU country or not. Empowering young people to overcome the lack of social factors that affect demotivating and stigmatizing in meeting the fundamental needs of each young man to safety, the right to personal development, equal opportunities of social, emotional, and social well-being as well as to increase awareness of multiculturalism and European social values.

Objectives were:

• to encourage young people that didn’t have good social environment (to play an important role in their local communities using new knowledge and skills from our training course)

• to encourage participants to clarify their important role in society

The main product of the project was to promote the idea of European youth, the idea of freedom and equality among nations, gender and sexual orientation, religious and send a clear message, “A society without discrimination.” As the final product, we made a video and photo exhibit that promotes solidarity and represents all sessions covered topics as well as some of the key moments that have marked the event.


– Work in groups
– Individual work
– Daily evalution
– Non-formal education
– Informal learning (training, outdoor activities, workshops)

Training Course lasted for 9 days (Activity)


Training Course

Novi Sad, Serbia

Experienced Salto trainer – Nebojša Đerić
Family psyhoterapeutist – Vera Srdić
Experienced youth trainer, educator – Marina Tota

• Presentation of Youth in Action Programme, its permanent and annual priorities and objectives
• Session about cultural and ethnic diversity;
• Session about tolerance, and social discrimination topics;
• Study visit to local NGO’s and Governmental institutions dealing with discirmination of young people dealing with social obstacles;
• Session about inclusion of youth with fewer opportunities – youth from broken families;
• Workshop with photo gear – basic tips and tricks;
• Photo-marathon on Petrovaradin Fortress ( and anti discrimination session on Petrovaradin Fortress
• Educative workshops on how to create project idea, develop it into the written project proposal, implement and evaluate a project

  • to promote Youth in Action Programme as an educational tool for young people with social problems
  • to encourage young people that didn’t have good social environment (to play an important role in their local communities using acquired new knowledge and skills on our training course)
  • to encourage participants to use their better social environment and skills to empower youth from broken families to take part in building safer society on European values
  • to encourage participants to clarify importance of roles in society for youth with social problems
  • to meet the participants with team work and building emotional strenght through group
  • to offer learning methods of non-formal education to participants for improving inclusion of unemployed young people with social problems
  • to contribute unemployed young people own development of capabilities and skills in finding job and better communication in social envirnoment
  • to promote Youth in Action Program as a tool for social inclusion of unemployed youth

People that are working with young people with social obstacles (youth workers, youth leaders, peer educators, psychotherapists…)


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