Combating Segregation In School Environments, Seminar In Strasbourg

Deadline: 22 October, 2012
Open to: youth workers and actors in formal education, who are residents of these countries or Kosovo
Venue: 21 – 24 November 2012,  European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France


“The role of youth work in combating segregation in school environments” is the seminar organised by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, 21 – 24 November 2012.

By organising this seminar, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe seeks to support the role of youth work, youth organisations and education actors actively engaged in fighting segregation, by promoting the exchange of practices on fighting segregation and identifying principles and approaches applicable to youth, educational, and social policies.


  • To review the causes, challenges, and manifestations of school segregation across Europe;
  • To share practices and approaches from the field of youth work and formal education;
  • To identify future actions needed to better equip youth work and policies for addressing segregation in schools;
  • To familiarise participants with the approaches and activities of the Council of Europe in the area of fighting segregation in schools, and supporting intercultural and human rights education;
  • To provide input from the Roma Youth Action Plan and the Enter! project on access to social rights for all young people.
  • The seminar is also designed as a mutual learning situation where participants can share their realities, experiences, and approaches across Europe in an intercultural dialogue.


The seminar is designed for participants who are:

  • active in youth organisations and other youth work structures tackling segregation in school environments
  • working in the field of formal education on the topic of segregation in school environments.

All participants must also:

  • have direct experience in working to combat segregation in school environments;
  • be  motivated to develop their competences in anti-discrimination work through youth work and to share their    experiences with other participants;
  • be committed to attend for the full duration of the seminar;
  • be able to work in English;
  • be residents in member states of the European Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe or residents of Kosovo


Travel expenses and visa fees are reimbursed (on presentation of the relevant receipts) according to the rules of the Council of Europe. Only the participants who attend the seminar can be reimbursed. The payment will be made either by bank transfer after the seminar, or at the end of the course in cash (in Euros).

Board and lodging for the seminar will be provided and paid for by the Council of Europe atthe European Youth Centre Strasbourg.


All candidates must apply online, completting the application form by Monday, 22 October 2012.

The preparatory team will select 20 participants on the basis of the profile outlined above. Candidates will be informed whether their application has been accepted or rejected, or if they have been put on the waiting list, by the end of
October 2012.

For further information, please contact: Jackie Lubelli / Nina Kapoor, Email:


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