Toolbox “Being your Host”: Non-formal education and learning tools in the field of community work with and for young refugees

The toolbox “Being your Host” is intended as an open learning resource for youth workers that are engaged in community work with young refugees, asylum seekers and young people with migration background. Specifically: project managers, community leaders, educators, facilitators, social workers, intercultural mediators that are interested to improve their ability in the social inclusion of excluded groups.

The toolbox consists of a series of samples of non-formal learning activities, background texts, references and direct web-based links to useful sources of information, including a case study on “unaccompanied refugee children”. The learning activities are structured to be simple and practical, along with concrete guidelines and samples that users can put into practice in their daily work and adapt to a variety of educational and community contexts. Each of the learning activities in the toolbox leads on from the previous one in a logical progression.

The toolbox could also be used in formal settings such as schools, colleges and universities addressing development challenges as well as for project managers and experts engaged in the design and implementation of development programmes and initiatives addressing young refugees and migrants.The toolbox is also intended for other interested users who are either new to the field or have limited experience.

The toolbox is developed in the frame of the project “BEING YOUR HOST – Better INclusion of YOUng Refugees in Hosting SocieTies” funded with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, Key Action 1 – Mobility of youth workers.

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