Here useful materials can be found to learn more about core concepts related to a sustainable and mutual integration between young people from different cultural backgrounds, though booklets and interactive materials on concepts such as active citizenship, youth empowerment, peer learning and integration, cultural and social capital, peer mentoring and intercultural issues. These materials are addressed to young people as well as trainers, educators and facilitators dealing with young people from different cultural and social backgrounds.
Overview research and Analysis on core concepts
The research and analysis is aimed at the development of 4 Booklet on the 4 main core concepts of the SUPEER project: Active Citizenship, Youth Empowerment, Social and Cultural Capital, Peer-to-Peer Learning.
The aim is to analyze and describe sustainable ways to build a bridge from these concepts to the practical integration and intercultural understanding among young people both native and immigrants.
Peer learning in youth work and integration
Peer learning can be described as the very heart of the SUPEER project. We will build a co-creative laboratory where different methods and tools are used to support – directly or indirectly – the young participants common building of empowerment and socio-cultural capital as well as their motivation to take on an active citizenship to the common good.
Empowerment in peer learning and integration
Empowerment is a core concept for all the youngster with different backgrounds, culture, skills and competences as a tool in the peer-to-peer learning and in the process of being an active citizen in the society they live in. In the process they get the opportunity to get a voice, to participate in discussions and be able to navigate easier in daily life. This process improves their living conditions, improves their self-esteem and it enables the ability to fulfill their hopes in the best possible way.
Social capital in peer learning and integration
Social capital is a form of “unity power” and provides individuals with important basic needs such as goodwill, companionship, credibility and trustworthiness. Negative social capital also exists such as in gang-groups. Building social capital among youth from both minority and majority environments has a constructive effect on integrating them in social communities and thus promoting empowerment and active citizenship among them.
Citizenship in peer learning and integration
Citizenship plays a significant role in relation to youth work in general – and in particular when we focus on youth work for young migrants and refugees as part of an integration process. By exploring the multifaceted dimensions of the concept of citizenship, the young people will have the opportunity to reflect on the importance of formal rights as well as the importance of committing themselves as citizens to local communities.