Resources for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Erasmus Project

General information for the Resources for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Erasmus Project

Resources for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Resources for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for youth

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2015

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Inclusion – equity; EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy; Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)

Project Summary

The EU has developed a clear mandate to encourage social inclusion as set out in the EU Youth strategy, the Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy and the Europe 2020 Strategy including the EU2020 European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion.

Equality of opportunity, inclusion and diversity are also seen as key principles that many youth workers adhere to. As a result of such strategic, policy and professional direction for equality, inclusion and diversity to be a clear focus of practice, there is a need for educators, trainers and practitioners to continue exploring effective ways to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and experience in order to meet the challenges that such a drive for these agendas reveals.

Given this context, this project aimed to provide a means for youth work educators, trainers and practitioners to develop resources that will support further the development of youth work practice that is inclusive, diverse and which promotes equality of opportunity.

The primary objectives were to produce a network of partners and thus a community of practice in order to develop knowledge and skills related to developing quality youth work practice. Such a community has then developed a toolbox of resources that includes:

– A principles and approaches report
– Good practice examples across the partners
– Specific resources for youth work practitioners to use
– A University education module to be used with youth practitioners
– Training outlines that can be used by training providers
– Learning that organisations and individuals have developed through the process such as intercultural competence, EU citizenship, professional linkages, mobility of youth workers and the development of specific skills.

The primary target for the RIDE outputs are youth work practitioners, organisations involved in running youth projects, youth work training organisations and university staff and students involved in youth work courses.

The project involved 5 partners. It was led by the University of Gloucestershire alongside: CESIE (a NGO from Italy), The Croatian Youth Network (a NGO) as well as Trnava University from Slovakia and Akdeniz University, Turkey.

All objectives have been completed and are freely available on various websites especially the project website www.rideproject.eu

The resources have been greatly welcomed amongst the networks of the project partners, where, for some, there is a real need for quality youth resources in the local language. The resources are now being used extensively by youth workers, youth organisations and educational/training partners.

The project and resources have already been highlighted as examples of good practice by the ministry for education in Slovenia and the ministry for youth and sport in Turkey.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 243388,54 Eur

Project Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE LBG & Country: UK

Project Partners

  • AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY
  • MREZA MLADIH HRVATSKE
  • CESIE
  • TRNAVSKA UNIVERZITA V TRNAVE