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Study session: Active citizenship in the refugee crisis – local projects for the global exchange network
August 22, 2016 /// 00:00 – August 27, 2016 /// 00:00
The aim of this session is to highlight a mutual contribution and underline the exchange of diverse practices and experiences between refugee organisations, exchange organisation, refugees, volunteers, professionals and beyond. Our aim is to encourage active citizenship and working together towards inclusion as a main purpose to ignite constructive collaborations and partnerships with a special emphasis on youth. Objectives: • Raising awareness and discuss the terminology and legal definitions of the term refugee, • the organisations (both refugee organisations and exchange organisations) get an opportunity to learn from each other and discover the complexity and the challenges regarding the needs and the reality for an inclusive society (local community and refugees). • get inspired and learn from good practices in the topic from other European countries, within and beyond the AFS network; • develop at least one concrete initiative and activity for every participating country, involving AFS volunteers and structures in the refugee support and plan further follow-up; • Exploring the possibilities of collaboration between exchange organisations and organisations working with refugees and discussing synergies between the ideas/practices of youth exchange and the work with refugees.