In the period from July 26 to August 1, 2021, a six-day training was held in Vranje (Serbia) for youth workers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Serbia, and Albania.

The training was attended by a total of 40 youth workers from these countries. The content of the training was designed based on the results of research conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania, which aimed to provide an overview of the current situation, strengths, and gaps in knowledge and skills in the social and financial education of children and youth.

Through interactive work, during the training, participants had the opportunity to practice and acquire skills of resistance to prejudices and stereotypes, then skills of financial literacy, as well as to acquire new and improve existing social skills. In addition to the above skills, the participants sought to encourage an entrepreneurial approach, but also to develop the necessary fundraising skills.

In addition, participants from the 4 mentioned countries had the opportunity to get to know the specifics of different cultures, traditions, and needs. They developed a common channel of communication for future peer support.

The activity was realized within the project “ACT4ROM – Action for Roma participation, entrepreneurship, employment, and empowerment”. The project implementation period is October 2020 – October 2022.

The project is implemented by the International Association “Interactive Open Schools” (MIOS) Tuzla in cooperation with partner organizations of the project: Partners per Femijet (Albania), Help for Children (Serbia), and Dokoran School, Wide Open School (Slovakia).

The project is implemented under the Erasmus + program and is funded by the Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture, which operates under the authority delegated by the European Commission.

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