Regional ALF Networks Forum for Intercultural Citizenship
The Forum will bring together around 70 members of nine Anna Lindh Networks to discuss intercultural citizenship education. The two-day program will consist of Agora sessions with international expert speakers and thematic debates with decision-makers as well as Medina sessions where the participants are encouraged to discuss and share best practices and find new partners and connections.
The Forum will be held at Radisson Blu Seaside hotel in Helsinki.
Saturday 26 August (@Radisson Blu Seaside)
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:30 Welcome and introduction
- Pekka Haavisto, Member of Parliament (Finland)
- Karoliina Heikinheimo-Pérez, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Finland)
- Ambassador Risto Veltheim, Advisory Council of Anna Lindh Foundation
10:30 – 12:30 Agora Panel: Diversity in Intersections – Challenging Perceptions
- Abdirahim “Husu” Hussein, Moniheli (Finland)
- Anna Urbańczyk (Poland)
- Katharina Burlafinger (Germany)
- Mirka Seppälä, Home Accommodation Network (Finland)
- Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin (Finland)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Medina Workshops:
WORKSHOP I: Witty Tools, Sassy Techniques (facilitator: Tia Kangaspunta)
- Helsinki-Aleppo Virtual Reality Project – Teatime Research (Finland)
- Migrant Journeys: Game (Turkey – Sweden)
WORKSHOP II: Arts as Inclusive Power
(facilitator: Tuure-Eerik Niemi)
WORKSHOP III: Citizens fighting hate speech
(facilitator: Xavier Baró)
WORKSHOP IV: Young people, heritage and memory (facilitator: Hanna Lämsä)
15:15 – 15:35 Coffee & networking space
15:35 – 16:45 Medina Workshops (earlier sessions continue)
17:00-19:00 Networking space/Free time
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner at SALVE (Hietalahdenranta 5 C)
Sunday 27 August (@Radisson Blu Seaside)
09:30 – 11:00 Medina workshops (parallel): workshops by Network members to share project ideas and best practices
WORKSHOP V: Working with intersecting identities
(facilitator: Anu Leinonen)
WORKSHOP VI: Learning languages, learning cultures (facilitator: Neslihan Saglam)
WORKSHOP VII: Resisting Extremism (facilitator: Heidi Rautionmaa & Arto Kallioniemi)
11:15 – 12:30 Agora Debate: Education and the Role of Civil Society in Fostering Intercultural Learning
(moderator: Caroline Robertson-von Trotha, Germany)
- Neslihan Saglam, (Turkey)
- Martin Ubani (Finland)
- Lovisa Fhager-Havdelin (Sweden)
- Lahcen Tighoula (Morocco)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Conclusion and closure
15:00 – 17:00 Finnish Anna Lindh Network Meeting
19:00-21:00 THE SONG OF MY MOTHER – Movie night with film director Erol Mintas in ANDORRA (Eerikinkatu 11, Helsinki)
Regional Training on Intercultural Citizenship Education (Aug 28-31)
This 4-day training is addressed to a maximum of 25 educators in the formal and non-formal education sector in Euro-Mediterranean region. The training will be based on the capacity building methodology on intercultural dialogue developed by a team of experts coordinated by the Anna Lindh Foundation using as main educational reference the Anna Lindh Foundation Education Handbook on Intercultural Citizenship in the Euro-Med region and including the presentation of intercultural citizenship education concepts, interactive learning and testing activities on the competences and notions presented and exchange of educational practices among the participants.
The Handbook is conceived as a tool to provide knowledge and skills for teaching and learning about values of dialogue, pluralism, respect, social participation and social cohesion which can enhance the role of the “EuroMed Intercultural Citizen” as an agent of change within multi-cultural societies. The Handbook provides an overview about key concepts related to intercultural citizenship education with a clear focus on the Euro-Mediterranean region and presents case stories and concrete activities to be developed in the formal and non-formal education sectors. On the basis of this resource, the ALF is putting in place a capacity-building programme on Intercultural Citizenship Education for the creation of a pool of multipliers trained in the use of the Anna Lindh Foundation Education Handbook on Intercultural Citizenship and committed to the organization of educational activities and dissemination of the resource.
The Training will be held in Tieteiden talo (House of Science and Letters; Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki).
I am board member and educational adviser of the Association of Human Rights Educators (AHEAD) in Barcelona.
As trainer and educational adviser I collaborate in a regular basis on the development of Training activities for the European Commission, the Education Department and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe; and the Anna Lindh Foundation.
I was coordinating the courses on European Citizenship for the European Commission, and I am co-author of the Handbook on Intercultural Ctizenship Education of the Anna Lindh Foundation.
As Secretary General of the training organisation Trajectorya I work on Human Rights Education and Non Formal learning/education through diverse practice with young activists and leaders as well as with adult-learners.
I work in regular basis for the Council of Europe and collaborate with the Anna Lindh Foundation. Currently I am team member of the Training of Trainers on Human Rights Education of the Council of Europe.
The areas of my expertise include Human Rights education, gender equality (mainstreaming), intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, democratic (youth) participation, education for democratic citizenship, social inclusion, youth policy, Living Libraries, training of trainers etc.
I was board member of a grass-root refugee European network which is called Voices of Young Refugees in Europe (VYRE). Through VYRE, I have been working intensively over the issue of the social inclusion of migrants and minorities. Likewise, since 2013, I have been a member of Council of Europe pool of trainers where I had comprehensively worked over the issues of intercultural learning, counseling and mediation.
As a trainer and an activist trained in multidisciplinary programs I had a field experience in humanitarian projects in Western Africa, in Turkey and in France.