During the period from March, 27th to March, 31th, 2019, youth workers from the partner countries participated in the Blended Mobility sessions under the Blend-IN Project. The training was organized by Celje Youth Center and conducted in its premises in Celje, Slovenia.

Law and Internet Foundation selected 4 participants to take part in the sessions, i.e. Sophie Nenova, Rosaliya Kasamska, Maria Stoyanova and Kalina Ruseva. The training was a mixture of theoretical and methodological and practical exercisesandexperiential session, aimed at achieving the knowledge levels set in the Blend-IN Handbook. The direct result of the face-to-face sessions was the initial preparation of participant to face the challenges of their work.

The project Blend-IN aims to tackle the existing mistrust and non-tolerance among the different communities that live in Europe through educating youth workers. The current project is designed in the complex context of Europe that is not as united as it was, a field for rising Eurosceptics and growing tensions. Still, young people all over the continent have similar interests and problems and present the driving force for enacting positive change. Taking into account these dynamics, the Blend-IN partnership is driven to contribute to the pan-European efforts to promote the value brought by tolerance and diversity.

The project is implemented under the framework of the European Commissions’ Programme Erasmus+, within Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Action: Strategic partnership for youth.