our project

Why FOR-J?

The FOR-J project is on a mission to spread the word about effective conflict resolution techniques among Europe's youth.

With a keen eye on issues stemming from migration and discrimination, we're dedicated to fostering understanding and unity. But we're not stopping there – we're also crafting cutting-edge digital tools to equip youth workers with the skills they need to promote peace and harmony.

POINTS OF ADDRESS

Youth policy has the potential for a smooth integration of migrants and refugees, especially in the education sector.
Youth workers have crucial roles at this point in overcoming challenges through promoting mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue, inclusion, equity for minorities, and finally have positive impact preventing conflict between youth and improving integration of young migrants to the host society.

Therefore, youth workers need to gain awareness of problems of migrant youth and youth in general, increase their capacity to deal with their problems and learn the ways in which they can manage the conflictual situation to be overcome before they emerge.

  • Low understanding of cultural differences and the impact they can have on personal behaviours
  • Lack of know-how and experience in participating in conflict resolution mechanisms
  • Poor ability to express their needs and feelings
  • Low understanding of the impacts and dangerousness of conflict in everyday life
  • Low belief that individual action can actually shape the school environment
  • Low advanced pedagogical skills (in terms of methodologies) for fostering youth mutual understanding
  • Lack of know-how and experience in participating in conflict resolution mechanisms
  • Lack of innovative tools to engage with youth on conflict management
  • Poor understanding of changes the institutions and schools have faced in the last two decades
  • Lack of methodologies to manage conflicts, mainly raised from different cultural backgrounds
  • Low understanding of cultural differences and the impact they can have

Our added value

Multisensory spaces

Multisensory spaces are versatile environments designed to stimulate all the senses, functioning as educational centers and social gathering places.
They prompt introspection and conversation about personal and collective identities, values, and histories.

These spaces are not only innovative, but also crucial for promoting emotional well-being and establishing a secure setting for discussing sensitive topics.
By prioritizing emotional experiences and nurturing surroundings, we're transforming the approach to conflict resolution, enhancing effectiveness and empowerment for all participants.

TARGET GROUPS

YOUTH WORKERS

The EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 aims to empower young people through youth work, seen as vital for skill-building and preventing exclusion. Member States and Erasmus+ participants are dedicated to enhancing youth work by investing in innovation, supporting professionals, and improving skills recognition.

YOUTH AND MIGRANT YOUTH

The project aims to empower both youth workers and local youth, including migrant youth, in the four consortium countries. By piloting initiatives locally, we’ll see real impact, with training in conflict management benefiting not only youth workers but also their peer relationships. Participants will be selected from diverse youth organizations, ensuring representation from different cultural backgrounds and maintaining gender balance.

GOALS

Raise awareness among youth workers about restorative justice mechanisms and their application, sharing good practices.

Increase the technical skills of youth workers for the application of restorative justice mechanisms and innovative tools.

Build partners’ capacity to operate jointly and reinforce their network, boosting the internationalization of their activities.