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?
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.
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.
On 12-15 of April, in beautiful Tallinn in Estonia, we participated in the Kick-off meeting of the “First ADR Kit” strategic partnership: long term project that is going to last for 2 years and engage five partners from Estonia, Italy, Norway, Poland and UK.
Have you ever wished there was a First AID to fix not only bones but also broken human relations? Don’t worry any more, we may have a Kit just for you – a First ADR Kit!
New Toolkit available! Ready to Mediate? Direction: Youth
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