Activists against Xenocide



DE, PL + 5

Activists against Xenocide is an international training on migration to and within Europe today and in the past for professionals of non-formal education from Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Poland and United Kingdom who are interested in the topic and want to learn methods (film and photography) on how to work on migration with young people.

Participants are encouraged to take part in an intercultural training and discuss during workshops, seminars and film-photo trainings political and historical experiences as well as knowledge of migration. Individual stories of people are in the centre of attention. Through the training participants address questions such as how can we humanly deal with the refugee situation, what do refugees actually experience, including the situation of the participant’s home countries (solidarity and discrimination) and how they can actively act and advocate for people in need. Furthermore, professionals demonstrate media skills which lead to higher qualification and enable youth workers to work in this area with young people and prepare them for the upcoming youth exchange.

Based on the impact on Europe's societies we will closely examine, the process of European integration and the way of dealing with today’s migration and refugee situation in Europe. Apart from dominating narratives about refugees and migration today and in the past, that exist in the general European public, participants deal with personal stories of people who have undergone that fate and share their individual experiences.

"Xenocide" is an invented, broader term to cover incidents like genocide and crimes against humanity. The term "activists" refers to people who saved others from suffering by resisting authorities committing xenocidal acts.

Activists against Xenocide 2018

The project consists of:

  • an 8 day training in Krzyżowa, Poland (14.-21.06.2018)
  • planning and carrying out microprojects with young people in their home towns
  • a 7 day youth meeting in Krzyżowa, Poland (08.-14.10.2018)

The training is part of a two-step project. Participants of the training are invited to carry out small projects (micro projects) on migration with young people in their home cities over the summer. They will have the chance to return to Krzyżowa with up to five young people for the international youth meeting taking place from 08.-14.10.2018. It is not obligatory to take part in the international youth meeting, but applicants with tangible ideas for carrying out projects will be given special consideration.
Since the training is going to be held in English, a high level of English is required.

Please apply individually by May 21st.

More information



Grupa Kobra, Serbia
Estonian Refugee Council, Estonia
Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, Poland
SocialVisions e.V., Germany
Hellenic Youth Participation, Greece
Association Center for Intercultural Dialogue - Kumanovo, Macedonia
Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales, United Kingdom


The project is co-financed by the European Union programme Erasmus+.