Faith, Acceptance & Cultural Racism Training, UK

Deadline: 10 April 2013
Open to: youth leaders from Youth in Action Programme countries (EU and EFTA member states + Croatia and Turkey)
Venue: 13-18 May 2013 in Leeds, United Kingdom


The “Faith, Acceptance and Cultural Racism” training course will look how to engage young people in culturally diverse activities, with a focus on faith and acceptance. This training is aimed at Youth workers / Youth leaders who work directly with young people and who wish to discuss how to engage young people in interfaith activities, and will be held from 13 – 18 May 2013 in Leeds, United Kingdom.

Draft Objectives are:

  1. To reflect on intercultural dialogue in youth work, on the role of religious and non-religious beliefs and values
  2. To identify new challenges in intercultural dialogue, such as ‘cultural racism’ and new forms of discrimination
  3. To exchange best practices through project examples on how to engage young people on interfaith action on local level
  4. To review resources available for interfaith youth work
  5. To consider the role of youth workers in addressing interfaith dialogue issues with diverse groups of young people in a changing world
  6. To equip participants with competences to implement future YiA projects dealing with interfaith dialogue.

The local multicultural environment will be used for inspiration and visits, to enrich the content and debate. It’s hoped that the interfaith communities, between Jewish, Christian, Muslim etc, will contribute to the flow of the training, and will be a chance to exchange opinions and differences on a challenging topic.


This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.


This Training course is for 30 participants from Youth in Action Programme countries is recommended for youth leaders. The Youth in Action Programme countries are consisted of member states of EU, member states of EFTA (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Turkey and Croatia as countries which are candidates for accession to the EU.


The application deadline is 10 April 2013. Apply using the online application process AVAILABLE HERE. Participants will be selected on 23 April 2013. Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs.

Organizer: British Council (National Agency)

For questions and inquiries, please contact Faryal Iqbal at or by phone at 0207 389 4210. For further information, please see the official website HERE.

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