Thursday, December 20, 2012

Workshop "Understanding Marginalisation - Working for Inclusion" in Berlin - June 2013

From June 2 to June 10th, August Bebel Institute will be hosting the Grundtvig Workshop “Understanding Marginalization – Working for Inclusion. The Case of Berlin”. Closing date for applications: January 15th 2013

Our workshop invites people of all social backgrounds, abilities and economic status who are interested in the topic of marginalisation and social inclusion / empowerment. Individuals who personally experience(d) marginalisation and / or who benefited from empowerment policies and strategies are particularly welcome to join our workshop.

Our workshop invites to exchange and discuss (1) on one hand experiences of and knowledge on marginalisation of different types and in different countries of Europe and (2) on the other hand strategies and policies aiming at countering these exclusions and at benefiting from diversity, such as quotas, negotiated agreements and cultural interventions of marginalized groups. The workshop aims at a critical evaluation of the effects and benefits of strategies of empowerment / inclusion through a precise understanding of the mechanisms that are at the basis of marginalisation.

Participants learn to evaluate strategies and policies of social empowerment and inclusion on the basis of an understanding of the mechanisms common to most types of marginalisation. They develop an awareness of their own position in society in terms of marginalisation and of their ability to work for a society that is both diverse and equal.

* Workshop participation is free: Your costs for travel to and accommodation in Berlin will be fully covered by the European Union’s Grundtvig programme. If you need special assistance during your stay in Berlin, please let us know. We will do our best to assist you.

* The workshop is open to any adult person who is a national of or permanently residing (or registered as refugee or asylum-seeker) in one of the 27 member states of the European Union, in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia or Turkey.

You can find more information about the Grundtvig Programme and our Workshop in the Grundtvig Workshop Catalogue as well as in the application form.

Feel welcome to apply! Closing date for applications: January 15th 2013.

See application form at http://august-bebel-institut.de

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