034. “The Thorvald Stoltenberg Seminar at Utøya” – Training Course

034. “The Thorvald Stoltenberg Seminar at Utøya” – Training Course

NR.: 034

DATA: 14.03.2019

TITOLO PROGETTO: “The Thorvald Stoltenberg Seminar at Utøya”

RICHIESTA PROVENIENTE DA: Ingrid Aspelund (Norvegia)

TIPOLOGIA: Training Course

ARGOMENTO: The aim of the training is to support and promote ongoing initiatives in Europe to foster coexistence, trust and dialogue among young people in diverse societies.


Activity date: 12th – 17th June 2019.
Venue place, venue country: Utøya, Norway.
Summary: International training course on intercultural dialogue for youth leaders at Utøya. Utøya is one of the sites of the terror attack in Norway 22 July 2011. Today it is a learning centre for commemoration, learning and engagement.
Target group: Youth leaders.
For participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries; Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU.
Group size: 30 participants.
12 – 17 June 2019 The European Wergeland Centre and Utøya invite youth leaders from all over Europe to The Thorvald Stoltenberg seminar at Utøya. Application deadline is 1 April 2019. “Most people believe that individuals who shy away from conflict are poor leaders. But I say, when you meet a person who tries to avoid conflict in order to solve a problem, keep that person, because we need them, they are not so many” – Thorvald Stoltenberg In cooperation with Utøya, EWC will organize the first Thorvald Stoltenberg seminar from June 12th – June 17th 2019, at Utøya island. Youth workers and youth leaders from across Europe are invited to a training course to support and promote ongoing initiatives in Europe to foster co-existence, trust and dialogue among young people in diverse societies. What is the Thorvald Stoltenberg Seminar?
Through the training course participants will
• exchange experiences and discuss opportunities and challenges that arise in culturally diverse societies that are influenced by migration or that have national minorities;
• explore how stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination and historical injustices function in order to find the most efficient ways to challenge them;
• be introduced to concrete tools to combat discrimination, facilitate intercultural dialogue and promote inclusion in order to prevent conflicts in their local and national contexts.
The seminar will last for 4 days (arrival June 12th / departure June 17th), and bring together approximately 30 youth leaders from all over Europe, who are selected through an open call for participants. It will be facilitated by international experts with extensive experience in education for human rights, democratic citizenship and intercultural understanding.
Who can participate?
We are looking for youth leaders primarily between the age of 18 – 30 who:
• are involved in activities promoting diversity and intercultural understanding;
• wish to develop competences and work with practical educational tools;
• are committed to organize activities to engage others in intercultural dialogue after completing the training.
Participation fee: No participation fee.
Accommodation and food:
The organisers will cover meals and accommodation.
Travel reimbursement:
The organisers will reimburse travel expenses.
Working language: English.

SCADENZA: 1st April 2019.