We are happy to invite you to an interdisciplinary student conference “Mediation in Youth Work” that will take place in Krakow. The aim of the conference is to discuss mediation – one of Alternative Dispute Resolution methods (ADR) and its role and use in work with young people aged 13-30. We will focus on different ideas on how to implement mediation and ADR in youth education, the role of conflict in youth development and application of non-formal learning in the field of conflict resolution education.
First ADR Kit is all about youth and their competences. To help young people develop their skills in conflict resolution we have prepared and tested 12 innovative and interactive workshops that can be used in schools, camps or youth projects.
A brief introduction to Restorative Justice. Although mediation is a common aspect of both ADR and Restorative Justice there is a very important and defining difference.
Imagine you are the owner of a factory producing scarves. Next to your factory there is a place manufacturing sweatshirts. You both use the same fabric for production, but one day, due to delivery problems, only half of the needed amount for both factories is delivered. What do you do?
From 13th to the 19th March 2017 the Italian NGO Vicolocorto hosted in Pesaro participants of “First ADR Kit” on the Seminar on ADR in Youth Work. Participants met 6 months after the first meeting and were developing their skills and working on workshops. From the beginning it was clear that they all wanted to challenge themselves and try to concretely create new tools in order to give back what they had learned.
In April 2016 our “First ADR Kit” strategic partnership journey began. Different representatives of 5 partners – Estonia, Italy, Norway, Poland and United Kingdom managed the first kick-off meeting of First ADR Kit strategic partnership. It was the first step of the long-term project that is going to last for 2 years, in which partner countries will develop new tools of teaching mediation in youth projects.
On 20 January 2017 Marzena Ples and Ufuk Bal, participants of FirstADRKit project, were speakers during the academic conference “Open Youth Work” in Vilnius. They have presented the concept of Altenrative Dispute Resolution in youth work and presented what the whole team have done so far in the project.
- „Mediation in Youth Work” – Invitation to the conference April 13, 2018
- Workshops April 10, 2018
- Restorative Justice and Mediation – what’s the difference? February 12, 2018