Training of trainers: LGBTQ+ rights and how to become trainer?

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Training of trainers withing project P.R.I.D.E (Promoting Rights, Identity, Diversity and Education) was held from 16th till 24th February 2020 in non formal education center Magnet House. 24 participants from 8 countries during 7 training days gained skills and knowledge on how to become trainer in non formal education.

The training focused on rights LGBTQ+ community. Through series of interactive workshops held by trainers Xenia Koutentaki and Nadja Duhacek, participants learnt about LGBTQ+rights, how to advocate them, but also about discrimination and problems that members of LGBTQ+ community members face, history of LGBTQ+ movement, as well as about human rights in general. Besides, participants also learnt how to create and conduct workshop, while focus was put on team work, facilitator skills, rules of giving feedback, creating safe space, writing session outlines, identifying learning outcomes. They had opportunity to apply what they’ve learnt in practice, and to prepare, in smaller teams, and deliver workshop.

On a fifth day of training participants had opportunity hear lecture about hate crimes, how to recognize this kind of crimes, and how to report them. Lecture was delivered by guest speakers Milos Kovacevic and Nikola Planojevic, from the organization “Da se zna” which supports members of the LGBTQ+ community.

During the second phase of the project, participants will organize local workshop in their communities, on a chosen topic that was tackled during the training.

Project P.R.I.D.E, implemented by Magnet, in partnership with 7 other NGOs from Europe, aims to raise awareness about needs of members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Project is supported by Tempus Foundation, through Erasmus+

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