EPTO, the European Peer Training Organisation, was pleased to host two trainings.
The Quality peer training against discrimination, a 5-days thematic training focusing on 3 main aspects: romaphobia, confronting discrimination and taking social action. The aim of this training was to improve the quality and strengthen the social impact of peer education methods against discriminations.
The Quality peer training for well-being, a 5-days pilot training aiming at fully integrating and mainstreaming a quality approach of well-being into a cohesive peer education program. The training was based amongst others on the “Learning for well-being” (L4WB) framework and “Risk and lifestyle education”. It was a process for learning to fully access one’s own resources of knowing, doing and being as well as to tackle issues of health and risk.
The trainings were organized as part of the project “Cultivating capacities for quality peer training“ aiming at improving the quality of peer training within and beyond the EPTO network. By reviewing EPTO’s pedagogical programmes, updating materials, integrating new relevant approaches, extracting quality standards of delivery and testing out new seminar formats, we cultivate capacities of EPTO’s peer trainers and new potential trainees and partners, in order to foster and mainstream quality in peer education.
Daria and Cristi, team Danube.EDU
From July 2014, Danube.EDU will be part of European network for peer education-EPTO, creating an inclusive society for young people to embrace their differences and realizing their unique potential!
“EPTO’s vision is that people enjoy learning from each other how to embrace their differences and realize their unique potential.”
For young people in Europe EPTO wants to contribute towards this vision by promoting and developing peer training.
Peer’ means equal. Your ‘peer’ is someone in whom you see a part of yourself. Someone ‘like you’ in one or more aspects of your identity.
For EPTO that counts a lot! By recognizing someone as your peer, you will be able to imagine how that person may feel… ‘be in his or her shoes’.
You can find peers in the same age group but also in sharing other traits such as ethnicity, religious or philosophical belief, gender, sexual orientation, physical or personality traits, personal style, history, origins, cultural and educational background – just to mention some of them.
Making that connection is the first step in learning about how to respect others.
If you are interested in getting to know more about peer education, its meaning and value, please visit the peer training campaign website http://www.peertraining.eu
More information here: http://www.epto.org/
Welcome to all Danube.EDU volunteers in EPTO network!!!
The coordination will be done by Ioana Rasuceanu/team Danube.EDU.