Hai să vorbim!/ Let’s Talk!/ Ka Vakeras!

1237900_4703274839869_1570854617_n (1) Andreea: In perioada 25-31 august, eu(Andreea), Stefana si Cosmina am participat ca reprezentante ale Asociatiei Gipsy Eye la cursul de formare “Hai să vorbim!” organizat pe tema Dialogului Intercultural in oraselul El Prat del Llobregat (10 km de Barcelona, Spania); cazarea si orele de curs avand loc in Hostelul Centre Esplai  din cartierul San Cosme. Organizatori au fost cei din Ong-ul Rromane Siklǒvne, traineri principali ne-au fost Diego Miguel Marin Romera si Pedro Casermeiro Cortes.

Celelalte tari prezente au fost Portugalia, Spania, Cehia si Romania (Asociatia Patrir Cluj Napoca)

De a lungul celor 5 zile am strabatut subiecte ca identitate, cultura, dialog intercultural, competente interculturale (cunostinte, valori, atitudini si calitati necesare pentru dialogul intercultural), teatrul oprimatilor, comunicare, tehnici de comunicare non-violenta, tipuri de discriminare, antigypsyism, „drama pretext”, proiecte tineret in actiune, tehnici de promovare proiecte.

Serile au fost si ele pline, am avut o seara interculturala unde ong urile prezente si au prezentat tara, costume, dansuri traditionale  si  am putut degustat bucate si licori  magice, seara de film (Whale Rider , Swing ) si intr-o dupa amiaza am avut timp liber de vizitat Barcelona.

Pe un plan profesional, acest training mi-a starnit curiozitatea cu privire la temele prezentate, am invatat multe instrumente de lucru care cu siguranta imi vor fi de folos. Am stabilit contacte cu lucratori de tineret cu care intentionez sa  implementez projecte.

Pe plan personal am devenit mai constienta de substraturile notiunilor “indentitate” si “cultura” (puneti-va aceste intrebari: Care este identitatea ta? Din ce este facuta? Cum este creata? Se schimba sau nu? Cum se schimba? Ce defineste o identitate, mediul in care traim sau tine de educatia noastra? Ce defineste o cultura? Cum iti dai seama ca apartii unei culturi? E cultura legata de un grup de oameni? Cultura de care apartinem ne influenteaza comportamentul?) Si cel mai important la nivel personal e ca legat prietenii noi cu omuleti din alte parti ale lumii de care imi voi aminti mereu cu mult drag.

La nivel lingvistic an avut ocazia sa imi exersez limba engleza, dar sa si descopar cu placere abilitatile mele in limba spanioala.

Recomand tututor sa participe la un proiect tineret in actiune, va veti intoarce mai curiosi sa stiti cat mai multe despre alte culturi, entuziasmati sa lucrati pe viitor pentru astfel de proiecte, indarjiti sa luptati mai bine pregatiti pentru cauzele care le apara ong ul din care faceti parte.

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Stefana: Ce am trait in Spania in cadrul acestui proiect a fost foarte intens si greu de uitat.  Am fost participanti din Romania, Republica Ceha, Portugalia si Spania, in total 24 de persoane care cu ajutorul trainerilor nostri si a organizatorilor  am facut o echipa unita si foarte implicata.

Ca tot am vorbit mai sus de organizatori si traineri vreau sa mentionez ca totul a fost bine organizat, locatia a fost minunata iar programul desi incarcat iti dadea o stare de bine, de libertate si relaxare. Trainingul a fost la un nivel de dificultate medie, in care oricine cu mai multa sau mai putina experienta si-a putut exprima opiniile. Au fost momente pline de haz dar si momente care necesitau seriozitate din partea tuturor .

Teme ca discriminarea, multiculturalitatea, identitatea au starnit mult inters din partea participantilor si cu totii am incercat sa  aducem ceva nou din propria experienta, din cele auzite sau vazute de altii.

Sunt bucuroasa ca am fost parte a acestui grup, si sper ca in viitor sa facem proiecte si sa ma reintalnesc cu cat mai multi dintre ei.

Gipsy Eye a propus mai multe proiecte, pe diferite teme si urmeaza sa ne cautam parteneri pentru a putea   incepe  implementarea lor.

Cosmina: Consider ca acest training a avut un impact important pentru mine in dezbaterea anumitor subiecte ca discriminare, rasism, cultura, identitate, dialog intercultural, comunicare non-violenta etc.

Am avut ocazia sa inteleg pe ce se bazeaza identitatea si prin ce te poti identifica tu mai bine. Am descoperit sensul precis al unor cuvinte ca empatie si simpatie; care sunt cunostintele, abilitatile si atitudinile de care avem nevoie pentru a facilita un dialog intercultural.

De asemenea dupa discutiile pe tema discriminarii am invatat cateva tipuri importante de discriminare, si anume cele bazate pe gen, varsta, nationalitate, orientare sexuala, religie etc.

Au fost discutate notiuni ca a face “o observatie” si a face “o prejudecata”, notiuni frecvent incurcate, chiar si de mine.:)

Pe final va voi lasa cu o intrebare si o tema de reflectie: “Ce se intampla cand oameni diferiti, din alte culturi intra in contact?”

 1267509_1413881618827314_1701122572_o“Barbatii si femeile nu sunt doar ei insisi, ei sunt de asemenea regiunea unde s-au nascut, apartamentul sau casa unde au invatat sa mearga, jocurile pe care le-au jucat cand erau copii, povestile pe care le-au auzit neincetat, mancarea pe care au mancat-o, scolile pe care le-au urmat, sporturile pe care le-au practicat, poetii pe care i-au citit si Dumnezeul in care au crezut.”

Somerset Maugham in “Pe muchie de cutit”

 

 

 English version

Andreea: Between 25-31 August, me (Andreea), Stefana and Cosmina took part, as representatives of Gipsy Eye Association, in the Training Course Let’s Talk! Ka Vakeras! organized by Rromane Siklǒvne. It was held in the Hostel Centre Esplai, San Cosme in the city El Prat del Llobregat(10 km away from Barcelona) Spain. The main topic was Intercultural Dialogue and our trainers were Diego Miguel Marin Romera and Pedro Casermeiro Cortes.

Other countries present were Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic and Romania (Patrir)

During our  5 days TC we talked about subjects like Identity, Culture, Intercultural Dialogue, intercultural competences (knowledge, values, attitudes and qualities), Theatre of oppressed, communication, non-violent communication techniques, types of discrimination, antigypsyism, „drama pretext”, youth in action projects and techniques of promoting projects.

The nights were also full of activities, we had an Intercultural night, where the Ngos presented their countries, typical traditional costumes, dances and we had the chance to taste some of the magic food and potions, movie night (Whale Rider, Swing) and in one afternoon we visited Barcelona.

On a professional level this Training Course really hook me on the themes  presented, I got the chance to learn new working methods  which I will use in my  future work with young people.  I have established contact with youth workers/leaders in other countries whom I intend to develop projects.

On a personal level I become more aware of the layers of notions like “identity” and” culture” (ask yourself these questions: What is your identity? From what it is made? How it is build? Does it change or not? How is it changing? What defines an identity, the environment where we live or it has to do with our education? What defines a culture? How do you know to which culture you belong? Is culture linked necessarily to a group of people? Does the culture we belong to influences our behavior?) The most important thing on a personal level is that I made new friendships with people from different parts of the world who I will always remembe1039998_10201039620365832_583918929_or.

On a linguistic level I had the chance to practice my English but also I discovered my abilities in Spanish.

I recommend to all of you to participate in an Youth in Action project, you will return more curious to know more about other cultures, excited to work in the future on these types of projects, eager be better prepared to fight for the causes that your Ngo stands for.

 

 

Stefana: What I lived in Spain in the frames of this project was intense and I will never forget it. We were participants from Romania, Czech Republic, Portugal and Spain, a total of 24 persons that with the help of our trainers and the organizers made a very involved and strong team.

Now that I mentioned the trainers and the team, I would like to say that everything was well organized, the location was wonderful and the program although was tight gave you a state of liberty and relaxation. The training level of difficulty was medium; everyone with more or less experience could express their opinions.  There were moments of fun and moments that demands us to act with seriousness.

Topics like discrimination, multiculturalism, identity, woke up a lot of interest in the participants’ side and we all tried to bring something new to the discussion from our experiences.

I am happy that I was part of this group and I hope that in the future we will implement projects together and meet all of them again. Gipsy Eye proposed lots of ideas for future projects and now we are in the process of searching for partners to implement them.

 

 

Cosmina: I think that this training course had an important impact for me in the debate of subjects like discrimination, racism, culture, identity, intercultural dialogue, non-violent communication.

I had the chance to understand on what is based the identity and through what can you identify better. I’ve discovered the precise meaning of words like empathy and sympathy; I’ve learned which are the abilities, the knowledge and the attitudes needed to facilitate an intercultural dialogue.

As well after the discussion on the discrimination topic I learned some important discrimination types based on gender, age, nationality, sexua1275396_10201039622245879_1759571991_ol orientation, religion etc.

There were discussed notions like making an observation and making a judgment, notions often mixed, even by myself.

To conclude I am going to give you a reflection topic and question: “What happens when diverse people, from different cultures, get in touch?”

 

“Men and women are not only themselves; they are also the region in which they were born, the city apartment or the farm in which they learnt to walk, the games they played as children, the tales they overheard, the food they ate, the schools they attended, the sports they followed, the poets they read and the God they believed in.”

Somerset Maugham in “The Razor’s Edge”

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