Training Course – Boost your leadership skills

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“Boost your leadership skills” was training course action 3.1 which was prepared and implemented in practice from Youth 4 Society  from 22-29 September 2014 in Pogradec, Albania.The aim of the training course was bring 24 participants from EU and SEE countries to learn, share and experience together leadership skills. Youth workers and activists from SEE & EU will come together.  
The  main aim of project was to develop leadership skills and empower youth from different minority groups, to boos them with more possibilities and opportunities for active participation considering  different factors which determine the participation of youngsters from minorities in community life. Most of the organisations partner in this project are working with marginalized target groups in our society especially with minorities. Being part of a minority group such as: a young person from a Roma community, a disabled person, a young person belonging to migrant family, a young person from LGBT community etc.,  in many cases lead to isolation whether social, cultural or educational.Youth workers from different partner organisations were our target group. As well some youngsters from these minorities (now activists in partner organisations) who experience isolation and exclusion were participants in the activity. 

Youth Exchange – Festival of common value

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“Festival of common values” was a youth exchange, Action 3.1, that was hosted and implemented by Youth 4 Society organization on 2-10 June 2014 in Tirana, Albania. The activity brought together 28 participants and 7 leaders from 7 different partners from EU and SEE countries.

Festival of Common Values” came as a project idea a group of volunteers of our NGO working with Roma youngsters, who were interested to promote equality for marginalized groups of the society. Youngsters were interested to work with other youngsters from other countries in order to find tools how to fight against discrimination and to promote common values in a society.  The activity was based in non-formal education methodology and different methods as role play, discussions, work in groups, etc were used


  • To explore situation of vulnerable target groups and propose solutions (disabled, LGBT, Roma people)
  • To promote common values of diversity and inter-culturalism among youngsters coming from different cultures
  • To foster young people to fight against discrimination, racism and xenophobia
  • To promote non-formal education and Erasmus+ programme as a support tool for inter-cultural learning
  • To foster young people to become active citizens through taking actions in the promotion of inclusion in our societies.

Participants received theoretical input about the topic and also practiced directly in the field. There were interviewed people in Durres city about their idea on discrimination, there were organized some outdoor workshops in Dajti mountain about understanding the situation of the marginalized groups of the society. Participants also visited the historical city of Kruja were they started the preparations for the final performance.

The final performance was organized on 8th of June in the park of Tirana. Participants were divided voluntary in four groups and they prepared activities about fighting discrimination towards: LGBT, women, disabled people and Roma community. This activity also helped the local community to understand the concept of respecting values and fighting discrimination.

Link: Photogallery Youth Exchange – Festival of common value