HARP Education and Leadership Training 2015
European Second Generation Department: This workshop took place in Dunajska Luzna, Slovakia and was attended by 17 participants and 7 ESGD staff, representing nations including France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland.
The purpose of the workshop was to bring representatives from different nations who are interested in creating, developing or supporting activities for 2nd generation in HARP. As there are vastly different situations in different nations depending on the national structure and demographics, we know that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach that can be applied in any context. We therefore saw this workshop as an opportunity to provide some guidance and training in some key areas and also to be a connecting place for people to meet who are ‘in the same business’ of taking care of HARP.
We felt it was important to approach the workshop with the first full day focused on internal guidance as it created a sense of clarity and a good focus on the very real challenges we face when trying to take care of 2nd generation. This could set a good foundation for the second day, which offered some practical training with interactive sessions on how to build our confidence in leading and guiding people.
We were also particularly happy to offer something new to this workshop in the form of national consultations. These consultations meant that the different representatives had time to share, reflect and discuss their national situation from their perspective with a member of the ESGD team. This was particularly valuable because people could share honestly about their community’s situation and receive clear guidance to support them personally. Read More