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27 January 2020

Activity Details (ID# 37719)  

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Title 5th Africa-Europe Training Course for African Diaspora living in Europe (in the framework of the 15th University on Youth and Development) 
Description Aim: to contribute to the strengthening of a structured network for the young African Diaspora living in Europe by supporting the active participation of young African Diaspora in civil society organisations mainly through its partnership with ADYNE – African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe

Expected results:
- Training of key actors in African Diaspora youth organisations and capacity-building for networking and action;
- Reinforced networking between African Diaspora youth organisations in Europe;
- Promotion of active participation and involvement of African Diaspora in the Africa Europe youth cooperation. 
Status Completed 
Date 21/09/2014 - 28/09/2014 
Location Mollina, Spain
Countries CoE Members: Albania / Austria / Cyprus / Finland / France / Georgia / Greece / Hungary / Ireland / Italy / Netherlands / Portugal / Romania / United Kingdom
Others: Cape Verde / Ghana / Morocco / Others / Tunisia
Groups: All Council of Europe member states
Contributors Spain - Hosting
  Joint Programme Activity - NS Centre - JMA II
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP NS Centre - JMA II - Joint management Agreement between the European Commission and the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe 2013-2015    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2013/DG II/JP/2872   Joint Management Agreement: Raising awareness of global interdependence and solidarity through global/development education and youth cooperation in Europe and beyond
Expected Result 1.4 - Youth groups from the African Diaspora living in Europe are more visible and their participation in Euro-African cooperation is strengthened.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.2 – Diversity
Programme ☆ III.2.1  Building capacities for dialogue - North South Centre

Working Method

Training Course 
Directorate Directorate General of Democracy 
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe - International NGO
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/nscentre/Youth_en.asp  
Last Modified 29/10/2014 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 37719) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The concrete objectives of the training are to enable participants:
- to develop a common understanding of the situations and challenges faced by young people from the African Diaspora Living in Europe;
- to strengthen individual and organisational competences for project and organisational management;
- to get acquainted with different tools for designing, implementing and evaluating quality projects;
- to reflect about organisational management and identify strategies and instruments for a more efficient, sustainable and inclusive work;
- to co-operate in a network with other participants and their projects;
- to get acquainted with the action framework provided by the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership and the Africa-Europe Youth Co-operation process;
- to live through an intercultural experience with the opportunity to develop expertise and know-how on intercultural learning.
Output/Results 20 young people were empowered to:
- Strengthen their role, in particular as youth leaders and youth workers from the African Diaspora, active in youth organisations in the hosting societies or leading African Diaspora youth groups/movements.
- Empower and promote the capacity to organise, take action and foster their political participation in their communities, in the Africa-Europe Youth Co-operation and Global Youth Work, through the development of competences related with project and organisational management.

Conclusions/Follow Up A report will be available in NSC website between december 2014-January 2015 that will include the outcomes and contents of the training course.
Participants can continue the development of their competences by applying to the online training courses.
It is expected that some of the participants will foster networking between their organisations and will submit proposals in the framework of the 2015 Seed Funding (managed by NSC). 
Participants The 20 participants in this course were representatives of youth organisations and youth groups of African origin living in Europe and/or working/interested to work directly with African Diaspora youth. The course was open for residents of all member-states of the Council of Europe.

Concerning participants and their profile:
- from African origin or working/interested to work directly with the African diaspora youth community, playing an active role within a youth organisation, network or service at local, national or regional level, and plan to continue this work in the near future;
- aged between 18 and 30;
- already some qualification or experience in terms of international youth work and project management;
- committed to attend the full duration of the course and be supported by a youth organisation or service;
- able to present the context of their work, their way of tackling problems, the challenges they meet and identify;
- able to work and communicate in English.
Consultants/Experts Sérgio Xavier (pedagogical coordinator)
Karim Saafi (trainer)
Mohamed En-naem (trainer)
Rachael Moore (trainer)
Barry Navarro (expert) 
CoE Secretariat Andreia Henriques, programme manager - Youth Co-operation - North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
Mário Rodrigues, admnistrative and financial assistant - NSC CoE 
Total No. Participants 27 
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