PDF - Intercultural Learning in European Youth Work: Which Ways Forward? (2009)
The aim of this report is to mirror the input to and outcome of the seminar Intercultural Learning in European Youth Work: which ways forward?, held at European Youth Centre Budapest, 28–29 November 2007. As always, when trying to convert into written form the polyphonic interaction within a group of people congregated to discuss something they are all deeply engaged in, a report can capture only fractions of the reflections and ideas shared.
The seminar was well organised and its outcome, with regard to the time available, quite successful. Well-chosen, comprehensive and yet short introductory lectures were followed by long exchanges of reflections, questions and answers. When talking about a practice carried out in so many hands, and in so many ways, it is vital that it is reflected through many voices.
The overall level of active participation was impressively high. Participants engaged in sharing their thoughts and concerns, and many helped in adding to the general picture.
My thanks are due to all contributors, and in particular to Rui Gomes, who manages to be at one and the same time the assigner of the rapporteur’s task and a support during the writing process.