Evaluation Meeting for Anti-discrimination in Youth under Action 3.1 of the Youth in Action Programme, took place in Tirana, Albania from 23-30 April 2013. The activity gathered 27 participants from Programme Countries and South East Europe and its main focus was to evaluate projects in the field of anti-discrimination, with particular reference to anti-discrimination areas identified by the European Union: age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and disability. The trainer’s team worked in three dimensions: Sharing experience and good examples, giving knowledge and changing attitudes in positive way for marginalized target groups and creating common strategies for evaluation of youth projects and future cooperation.
The main objectives of the project were:
– to elaborate a common strategy on future projects to be conducted on these topics with the direct participation of young people from minority background and victims of discrimination.
– to raise awareness on local situations with anti-discrimination in the countries represented in this project
– help to elaborate new activities in the youth field both between the partners represented in the project and with other youth non-governmental organisations, in particular with organisations who have previously co-operated and have a long-term view
– to help any plans for future work, also under the new Erasmus for All Programme.
The Project methodology was based in non-formal education and ‘learning-by-doing’ approach, where participants were the main actor and were encouraged to share their experience through participation and active involvement. Beside this, theoretical knowledge and input was provided from trainers team, who had lot of experience in youth work and international projects. Simulation exersices, role plays, brainstorming, power point presentations, case studies, small working group, debate, open group discussion and other methods were used to make the programme interactive and attractive.