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.
It’s already been a few months since we met in Worcester, United Kingdom, in October 2016. It’s time to look back now and see what happened and how our project evolved since then. Read about workshops, places that participants visited and people thet met.
Alternative Dispute Resolution sounds complicated? It couldn’t be any less true! Mediation and ADR are not only theoretical elements of a conflict resolution process, but they are so much more. Non-Formal Education is regarded as one the most immersive, practical, learner-centred approaches in education. Combination of ADR and NFE is possible. Take a look!
When talking about mediation or ADR the first things to come to mind refer mostly to business sector, trade market and legal consultancy. That is not surprising. ADR for years has been present mostly in entrepreneurial sector. In order to support amicable and peaceful dispute resolution we need to start at the most fundamental level – youth education.
- What is mediation according to youth workers? [video] February 21, 2019
- Handbook on conflict resolution education for young people is ready! May 27, 2018
- „Mediation in Youth Work” – Invitation to the conference April 13, 2018