Anti-racism and Equity in Youth Work and Peace Education

Anti-racism & Equity Training Course – Best practices from Northern Finland

The training course consists of elements of study visit and partnership-building activities. It offers a space to share best practices and approaches to anti-racist and inclusive work, and build partnerships among actors committed to equity in youth work.

Do you want to strengthen your knowledge of anti-racism, inclusion, and equality in the field of youth work? Are you looking forward to building new sustainable and engaging partnerships? Do you want to learn and share your methods on the listed topics? Are you ready to contemplate and assess your work and youth work practices critically and challenge yourself to learn more?

The objectives of the training course

We aim to provide a collective opportunity to share and strengthen our understanding of racism, inequality, and power structures in the youth work field as well as a phenomenon in societal structures. The content also covers critical reflection and introduces anti-racist and inclusive activities and methods to the participants. We aim to enable opportunities for impactful discussions, reflection, study visits and the exchange of the best practices among participants. We aim to increase awareness on the topics of racism, inequality and their structural impact, and to build strong, engaging partnerships for future co-operation.

The participants will gain knowledge and strengthen their key competencies in anti-racist youth work and inclusion.

Target group

We require the representatives from the organizations to be actively working in the youth field and dealing with the topics of anti-racism, inclusion, and equality.

You are eligible to apply, if you are currently living in any program country that is taking part in the Erasmus+ program, and are sent by an executive organization with Erasmus + OID-code.

The program is designed to be based on active participation, self-reflection and is activity oriented. The trainers have experience in youth work, diversity & inclusion, anti-racism, and gender equality. We enable an opportunity, not only to listen and learn but also to contribute and discuss the covered topics.

We warmly welcome newcomers of international cooperation and from Erasmus+ projects to the event. We are committed to organise the event as widely accessible as possible, taking into account on top of physical accessibility also social accessibility.

Preliminary information about the program: We start our day working days with breakfast before 9 a.m. We work from 9 a.m. latest until 5 p.m. See draft program as an attachment.

Oulu is the largest and oldest city of Northern Finland. Oulu has been selected to be the European Capital of Culture 2026.

The Peace Education Institute’s all activities and events are based on the principles of Safer Space Guidelines. We do not accept discriminatory language nor behavior in our events, and all participants must follow mutually agreed principles and guidelines to build a safer space for all.


Participation fee

There is no fee for participation.

Accommodation and food

We will provide accommodation and food for participants during the training.

Travel reimbursement

The travel expenses of participants will be reimbursed within the reimbursement framework set by Erasmus + distance based fixed maximum sums. (Distance calculator:   

(Maximum reimbursements: 20 € for travel distance less than 99 km, 180 € for 100-499 km, 275 € for 500-1999 km, 360 € for 2000-2999 km, and 530 for km > 3000).  


The training course takes place on the 19.–24.9.2022. in Oulu, Finland (including travel days).

The call for application is open between 6.–26. of June 2022.

Everyone who applied will be contacted by early July 2022.  

Contact for questions

Anna Litewka-Anttolainen, 
E-Mail: anna.litewka-anttolainen[at], 
Phone: +358 50 475.

If you have questions concerning the accessibility of the training course, do not hesitate to contact Anna-Leea Määttä anna-leea.maatta[at]

Project Partners

Haver Srbija, Serbia

Haver is a non-profit educational organization, active in the field of informal education and
working in partnership with individuals, NGO-s and public institutions to overcome
prejudice, discrimination and intolerance in Serbia. The mission of Haver is to contribute in building a society of coexistence, living together based on shared values and common understanding. Programs of the organization are designed and cover all generations, with a special focus on primary and high school students and teachers in Serbia.

PiNA, Slovenia

PiNA was founded in 1998 at the Initiative of the Open Society Institute. Today, the Association for Culture and Education PiNA is a Europe Direct Information Centre, a Eurodesk regional partner, a regional Centre for Intercultural Dialogue, a regional NGOs HUB and a youth centre with the status of operating in the public interest in the field of youth. Expecting to give something back to society and to have a positive, enduring influence on targeted population, all PiNA’s projects share a common idea – the social impact and focus on four main areas: active citizenship, international cooperation, human rights, creativity and social reflection.

RKI, Finland

The Peace Education Institute is a Finnish, politically non-aligned peace organization for educators who work in formal and non-formal education settings. In practice, this means teachers, youth workers or activists who are interested in creating safer, more inclusive and equal spaces in their work and in wider society. Our work is guided by three themes that are anti-racism, equality, and global.

Taki Jestem, Poland

The project is co-funded by the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any content of this project.
Logo of Haver Srbija. A purple character is raising its hands up while standing.
Logo of Pina in black letters.