Living diversity and strengthening social cohesion in Europe

Training Course / 14-23 March 2022 | Bad Bevensen, Germany

10-day training for youth workers from 8 countries. In the context of social inequality, racism and discrimination, we develop our skills in promoting diversity and inclusion of marginalized groups through intercultural dialogue and non-formal education.


This 10-day international training brings together up to 25 youth workers and other multipliers from 8 European NGOs, most of them representing often marginalized groups such as migrants or minority communities. In times of a global pandemic, increasing inequality, racism and discrimination, we want to use this unique learning opportunity to jointly discover ways to promote diversity and anti-discrimination through intercultural dialogue in youth work.

How to engage and work with youth of marginalized groups, so that “no one is left behind”?

How can youth work benefit best from intercultural learning and international exchange?

What are (educational) methods and lessons learnt to fight discrimination and promote diversity?

As trainers and participants, we will put our heads together to find answers to these and more questions and get innovative impulses for our every-day practice.


The training is open and welcomes all youth workers (employees as well as volunteers) from the listed countries, especially but not exclusively from marginalized or minority communities. The number of participants per country is limited. The main training language will be English and therefore at least intermediate skills are required. A certificate will be handed out after successful completion of the training.

Please contact Daniel Bernhardt further information regarding your participation: Participants from Germany can directly apply online here:


The training will start off with an overview on approaches of diversity and democracy education, followed by an introduction into intersectional perspectives and different forms of discrimination. Thirdly, participants will get the chance to learn from best practice examples of youth work with marginalized groups in nearby Hamburg. Last but not least, they will get space and support to develop their own project ideas – on the international level.


Next to expert inputs, the team of experienced trainers will apply a variety of interactive, group engaging methods and make use of different media to convey the training contents. We will facilitate peer-to-peer learning among participants and organize project visits. Tools of project management will be drawn from concepts of international development and peacebuilding work. Room for reflection and documentation will be provided to enhance the personal and mutual learning process. There will be plenty of time for informal exchange, socializing and networking.

Available downloads: flyer_living_diversity_training.pdf

More information at: SALTO