PEER EU Youth Project 2015 – 2016
Travelling Ahead is working as part of the PEER Project until the end of 2016 and in April 2015 we supported young people to travel to Barcelona to deliver training to two Catalonian organisations – have a look at Nicole’s report here. A year later they returned to find out what the Spanish young people had been up to – you can see photos from both trips at the bottom of this page
In November 2015 we attended the first PEER Youth UK meeting – have a look here for more details.
Chloe and Nicole who are PEER Youth Trainers helped deliver a PEER training day in Cardiff to over 30 people on January 26 2016 venue – here’s some photos
Young people from Wales become Community Researchers for PEER
And we are very pleased to congratulate Nicole, Chloe and Ricky on becoming Community Researchers for the PEER Project. Ricky has been working with a group of young people in Pembrokeshire over the summer and Chloe and Nicole are going to be working with the new ‘Junior’ Youth Forum supported by the Equal Project in Torfaen – look out for their updates on our Blog.
The PEER project (Participation and Empowerment Experiences for Roma youth) involves partners in nine countries working with Roma children and young people aged from 8-18 to empower and build capacity and opportunities to engage participatively with them. It is funded through an EU Fundamental Rights and Citizenship grant JUST/2013/FRAC/AG/6230.
PEER will enable Roma young people to co-lead and take part in activities that involve learning about participatory action research together and identifying issues that concern them; getting a better understanding about the issues by learning from others; Analysing the issues and planning for change; carrying out their plan to achieve change; and reflecting on and sharing lessons about what has been achieved. The changes might be in their own understanding, the views and actions of their peers, their own and wider communities, or the actions and decisions of professionals and politicians.
Please note: The EU definition of the term Roma includes the ethnic groups Travellers, Gens du voyage, Kalé, Sinti and others. In each country and community PEER uses the words that people choose to describe themselves, their ethnicity and their nationality. For example, young people involved in PEER in the UK describe themselves as Welsh Gypsies, Romany Gypsies, Scottish Travellers. The term Roma is used across Europe to include all groups.
PEER Training Days in Barcelona with our young trainers