After the great success of the first intercultural evening, Day 3 got off to a hurried breakfast and sleepy start. In order to get the participants motivated, the session started with an enthusiastic energizer: singing ‘goodmorning’ loud and clear in many languages!
The focus of the first half of the day was youth workers. After discussing the qualities that make a good youth worker, such as being a good listener and having the ability to take initiative, the participants were split into smaller groups to design their own perfect youth worker. The result was a variety of appearances and characteristics, and these ideas were presented to the entire group.
A little before the much-needed lunch break, the trainers introduced the topic of the Council of Europe and the European Youth Foundation, along with all the available online resources these bodies provide. In another group task, the participants each tackled a relevant publication, such as the Manual on Hate Speech, and once again presented their findings to everyone.
Following yet another energizer, this time involving much dance and movement, the day concluded with discussion about CVs and other application documents. During this part of the day, the participants offered contributions about their own experiences.
After a long and tiring but very informative day, it was once again dinner time, followed enthusiastically by Intercultural Evening Take II: Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro.