ODIHR is organizing a series of workshops for Polish and Ukrainian young people on fostering equal, inclusive and cohesive societies throughout Poland as part of ODIHR’s “Advancing the Human Dimension of Security in Ukraine” project.
ODIHR is looking for highly motivated youth who are creators, initiators, doers, influencers, activists and artists committed to building equal, inclusive and cohesive societies free from intolerance, discrimination and hate.
The next workshop will take place in Gdańsk from 3 to 5 April 2023.
- Participants in this three-day in-person training will learn how to:
- create a collective vision of peaceful, cohesive and inclusive societies among individuals of different ethnic and national backgrounds, cultures, religions and beliefs founded on an understanding of a shared human identity;
- effectively communicate this vision to others;
- identify and address negative bias, stereotyping, intolerance and identity-based hate;
- facilitate “safe space” discussions on issues around identity in ways that foster mutual respect and understanding, peace and security in society;
- build and sustain coalitions and networks among like-minded youth to advance tolerance and non-discrimination in their communities.
- Selected initiatives will be showcased in late 2023 in Lublin – the 2023 European Youth Capital.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
- Applicants must be 30 years of age or less at the time of the application.
- Must be a Polish or Ukrainian youth based in Gdańsk or the Gdańsk area. Youth with disabilities, Roma and Sinti youth, third country nationals and youth from marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
- The workshop will be in English. Participants must be able to communicate their ideas effectively in English, as well as listen to and engage with the trainers and other participants in English (around intermediate level).
- Desired personal qualities and skills: open-minded, sensitive and respectful of diversity, willing to learn, a positive communicator, a team player, innovative, resourceful and committed to initiate positive changes in one’s community.
- Demonstrated motivation to building equal, inclusive and cohesive societies free from all forms of intolerance and discrimination.
- Demonstrated desire to transform communities and build local, national and/or regional groups, collectives, networks or movements.
- Demonstrated interested in promoting mutual respect and understanding with a genuine curiosity to explore the answers to difficult questions.
For more information, visit ODIHR.