Project Daphne

Daphne
Freedom, Security and Justice

We all Know that racism and violence are a growing problem in schools, in society and the whole of Europe.

Ein hell- und eindunkelhäutiger Mensch mit dem Dialog

Daphne is not only a person of Greek mythology but also a program of the European commission with the aim to fight against violence against young people and women in Europe. People shall be made aware of the characteristic of racist motivated violence. Organizations of seven countries take part in this project among those is also the CJD. In Frechen we try to live violence – and racism de-escalation, which reflects itself in our attitude and actions. In order to respond to the problem the program of Daphne will develop, test and implement with the active involvement of the young people educational materials and intervention techniques based on informal education, creative art work and appreciative education methods to prevent or intervene in situations that could lead to violence in racist situations. The young people themselves are to be trained as Peer Group coaches.

We want to invite and win all groups of interest to share the program. The first Step we do is to offer a two days seminar for staff members of the CJD in Frechen on December the 12th and 13th from 12.30 to 18.00 o’clock.
Further seminars for staff members of the whole CJD as well as for schools, youth welfare offices, police stations and further stakeholders will follow in 2008. The seminar consists of different methods: It contains short information, partner and group work, role plays, theatre circus elements and movies.
The seminar wants to word out the following topics:

  • Exercises in Positioning
  • Definitions of racism
  • Socialized racism
  • Power and faint as  element of the structure of racism
  • Action against racism

The seminar addresses to teachers, pedagogical staff, educators and multipliers, working with the youth, who want to become more aware of the problems of racism and wish to achieve more positioning and competence of action. At the end of the seminar they will be able to do an anti–racism training themselves. Parts of the trainings are completely adoptable for the trainings with the young people, others can be easily changed. The seminar will be led by Martin Kroeber, teacher at the CJD Berufskolleg in Frechen. He has a certificate as trainer of de-escalation of violence and racism and has already often trained different groups.

Rassistischer Dialog zwischen einem hell- und einem dunkelhäutigen Menschen