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Variety is the spice of life  - Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU)

This publication is the outcome of the project ‘Variety is spice of life’ which was implemented by Youth for Exchange and Understanding and supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

This publication is for youth workers, trainers, and facilitators dealing with gender issues. This guidebook is a tool for youth workers, youth organisations, and facilitators who are dealing with gender issues in their work with young people. There are three main chapters : Birth, Adulthood, and the 3rd Age. Each chapter consists of information related to gender issues of that life stage and a series of activities for youth organisations to use when working on gender as a subject. There are also a set of recommendations, ideas, suggestions and tips on working with this subject and the activities for workshops and training courses, etc. Please use it in your activities with simple acknowledgement of YEU as author. The project has been supported and funded by the European Youth Foundation.

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Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming Toolkit - World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)

The Gender and Diversity mainstreaming toolkit was produced by WAGGGS in the framework of its 2017 annual work plan supported by the EYF.

This toolkit will support member organisations and leaders in reflecting on how they are promoting inclusion and how they can adapt what they do to be more inclusive from a gender and diversity perspective. The toolkit looks specifically at six core areas: Membership, Educational Programme, Relation to Society, Finance, Structure and Management and Training. It provides tools to run a mainstreaming project and gives examples from both girl-only and co-educational settings.

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I Act Handbook - International Falcon Movement Socialist Education International (IFM-SEI)

The I Act handbook has been developed during an EYF-supported workplan in 2017.

I Act is a project looking at preventing sexual violence using the active bystander approach. Being an active bystander means taking responsibility and choosing to act when you see something happening that could either lead to, or is an act of sexual violence. Each individual action might not seem like it can make a difference but when we all choose to act, we can create a bigger change.

This ground-breaking resource will challenge the reader's perception of what is sexual violence, show how to spot acts of sexual violence and give tools to be active bystanders to contribute towards developing organisations and societies where it is the norm to challenge acts of sexual violence together.

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Sexual (R)evolution. It's time to make a difference - ADAE Network

The publication contains a comprehensive overview of topics related to gender issues such as sex and gender, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, trans- and gender non-conforming roles, gender and power, gender-based violence, double discrimination of women with disabilities, the feminist movement and LGBTQI terminology.

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Gender equality for a world of opportunity - World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts - Europe

The publication gathers lessons learned and recommendations for future actions on gender equality in everyday life.

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IGLYO on Gender - International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization

Tool for those interested in getting information about gender-related issues through the LGBTQ perspective. This booklet collects 7 articles on a variety of topics such as: body image; gendered childhood; how gender is reflected in spoken language; and how gender identity is displayed.

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Rainbow Resources - Compasito Companion on Sexuality and Gender - International Falcon Movement - Socialist Educational International

The handbook is the second edition. The publication is divided in two parts: a first part giving the theoretical framework on child development; non-formal education; learning styles and definition of main terms. The second part collects methods to work with children and young people on sexual and gender issues. The methods, which are energizers and activities, are divided into 3 categories which are: identity and being; families and relationships; and bullying and discrimination. A glossary is also provided. The resource is available in English, German, Spanish and Lithuanian.

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Toolkit to Work on Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights - Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service

The toolkit is the output of one activity implemented in 2016 by CCIVS in the framework of an annual work plan supported by the EYF on Raising Peace Campaign, with a thematic focus on human rights and peace. It is a basic tool to promote the work on gender, sexual orientation and body autonomy in international youth camps. The toolkit is divided in 3 parts, each of them focusing on a specific issue. The first part consists of an introductory workshop on the main topics; the second part gathers examples of workshops to do with participants of international workcamps. And finally the third part covers guidelines for camp leaders to avoid situations where people are discriminated on the basis of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Bringing into play - Manual for young online activists - Libero

The publication presents the characteristics of online activism and online activists. Examples of tools to be used, as well as information on how to train activists on human rights education, are provided. The publication also gives practical examples of how to transfer the online world into the offline world. A list of online activists from different countries is presented together with a list of best practices and successful stories about how to be an online activist.

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Combating Hate Speech in Bosnia-Herzegovina. A Balkan Diskurs Special Report - Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC)

This report explores the prevalence of hate speech in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The publication is presented as a collection of articles which provide insights into the fight against online and offline hate speech across the country.

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IGLYO on Online Hate Speech - International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Stduent Organization

The publication investigates the differences between hate speech and offensive speech. It also collects testimonies on online hate speech in Norway and Italy. Information about the Council of Europe No Hate Speech Movement is also provided.

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Artoolkit, Art for intercultural dialogue - International Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development (CEIPES)

This toolkit is a result of the international meeting “Artool Market”, that was held from 13th to 19th of March 2017 in Palermo and collects methodologies based on art in the field of intercultural dialogue, anti-discrimination, inclusion of migrants and peacebuilding processes. The toolkit has been developed within the EYF-supported work plan 2017 “Mandala - Meeting is an art”.

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25 Stories for Peace - United Network of Young Peacebuilders

The publication is a collection of inspiring real life stories about what it means to be a youth worker in the field of peacebuilding. It gathers testimonies of young peacebuilders who are active in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. It shows the different approaches but also the similar challenges peacebuilders face.

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Exercising our rights! Developing new tools in support of social cohesion - Youth for Exchange and Understanding

The publication has been created as a tool to enhance social cohesion at a local level. It starts with a brief introduction of the NGO, its values and work; and the project through which it was developed. The glossary explains the main terms relating to social cohesion and the Council of Europe Action Plan for Social Cohesion is introduced. The final part of the publication presents examples of activities to of social cohesion and its different forms.

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Peace Bag - Fundació Catalunya Voluntària

A practical guide to mainstreaming peace education and intercultural dialogue in youth work with particular emphasis on EuroMed joint projects. The toolkit is divided in five parts. The last section presents several activities, ranging from ice-breakers to role-plays, aimed at tackling a wide array of topics:  leadership, inequality, identity, conflict analysis, religion, gender equality, minorities and human rights among others.

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Peace Education Handbook - International Falcon Movement - Socialist Educational International

The publication focuses on peace education with children and youngsters and is divided into a theoretical and a practical section. The first part provides a theoretical background on what peace education is and how to analyse conflicts and transform them. An overview and explanation of non-formal education is also given together with tips for peace educators about guiding activities or playing the role of mediator. The second part gathers 24 educational activities into 3 categories: understanding conflicts, transforming conflicts and making peace. The publication contains information about the organisation, its values, vision and mission. A description of how the handbook was developed is also provided.

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Skillsharing Portal - European Youth for Action

The publication collects a wide range of tools about direct actions, planning projects and defining a strategy, theatre of oppressed. Additional material is available on the website

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Social Impact Measurement - Case study: "All alien! Step 1 Training Course and its Social Return on Investment" - Don Bosco Youth-Net

The handbook aims to be a resource for other organisations in order to identify proper methods and tools to measure the impact of their activity and to make comparisons over time. After giving precise definitions of the main terms, a base for analysis is presented and models to assess impact are presented. The last part is devoted to a practical case study as the organisation calculates the impact and the social return on investment of an international meeting.

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Youth Impact for Peace: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in Six European Youth Organisations - UNOY Peacebuilders

The report is the output of the first phase of a long-term organisational capacity development project to increase the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) capacities of youth peace organisations. It has been implemented by UNOY Peacebuilders together with other 5 European partner organisations. It collects the research results of MEL practices in those organisations in relation to different kinds of activities such as capacity building programmes, advocacy projects and support to dialogue and peace processes and it gives some suggestions on how to improve it.

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Steps towards social entrepreneurship - Youth for Exchange and Understanding

The publication has been created by the participants of an international activity on the development of social entreprenurship skills to support young people's autonomy and fight discrimination. After giving a definition of social entrepreneurship, the guide defines the main elements of a social enterprise, the skills and role of the social entrepreneur and the steps to establish a successful social entreprise. Examples of successful social entreprises and entrepreneurs are given and some of the action plans created by participants.

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Training Manual: “In the mood for climate change?”MIJARC Europe

This publication is one of the outcomes of the first phase of MIJARC Europe's Annual Work Plan 2016 - an online training course called "In the mood for climate change?”. This was designed as a fun course to give participants basic information on the phenomenon of climate change.

Climate for Peace Inspirations, How to organize activities for climate justice and sustainable living - Service Civil International

The toolkit gives ideas on how to organise youth activities for climate justice and sustainable living. It collects examples of projects developed by SCI branches and other organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America to raise awareness about climate change and sustainable living. Tips about how to make visible the work done on this topic at the local level are also included along with a short description of how the toolkit came about, as it is the outcome of several activities implemented by SCI International in 2015.

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Environmental education for sustainability - Youth and Environment Europe

The publication is the outcome of the training course for young people who wanted to become environmental educators. After a brief introduction about the training course and the explanation of its aim and objectives, the guide tackles the topics of sustainability, the methods of environmental education, the profile of the environmental educator. Later on a list of useful materials such as books, videos and websites is also presented.

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Pacman guide, Paths to Alternative Consumption - Fair Trade Hellas

Concise and practical guide on ethical and responsible consumption. It explores the notions of fair trade; ethical consumption; responsible consumption and conscious consumerism. A practical section devoted to examples of sustainable lifestyles follows the theoretical section. . Awareness raising, advocacy campaigning and educational activities, approaches and activities are presented.

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The Green Toolbox - International Young Naturefriends

The toolbox deals with the three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, social and economic sustainability in workplace and everyday life. It collects facts, cases studies, information and practical tips on a wide range of topics such as: recycling; saving energy; organising activities; purchasing; merchandising and gifts; food; waste management; selection of venues; activities; mobility; and green building. It also gives suggestions on how to include sustainability in projects which are not directly related to this topic.

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Upcycling - Youth and Environment Europe

Tool for individuals and organisations looking for ideas on how to reuse and recycle materials. It is organised in two sections: the first part provides background information about upcycling, including tips on how everyone can make a contribution. The second part presents concrete ideas on how to reuse materials such as paper, plastic, glass, carton, clothes and metal.

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Young and Green Peace - A global report on youth and peace and environmental sustainability - UNOY Peacebuilders

This toolkit is a useful starting point for those interested in exploring the inter-connection between environmental sustainability and peacebuilding with an emphasis on involving young people. Concrete examples of best practices or problems faced by young people when it comes to environmental sustainability are presented and some recommendations on future steps are also given.

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SNAP Activism – Including High School Students in Creative Activism LIBERO

With “SNAP Activism – Including High School Students in Creative Activism” toolkit, the youth NGO Libero aims to promote new innovative methods of youth activism tailored for needs and habits of high school students in order to boost their participation and active citizenship. This toolkit is a set of recommendations and examples of methods for inciting youth activism. Tips and tricks are intended to help youth workers to create innovative and unique approach to high school students and boost their participation. This toolkit has been developed within the project Snap activism supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

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Promoting active citizenship and participation. Methods, activities and project ideas - International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY)

This toolkit is a collection of non-formal education methods, activities and project ideas. While the main thematic focus is on active citizenship and youth participation, the toolkit also provides a step-by-step guide on how to develop a complete 4-day youth training course with non-formal education methods that can provide inspiration for other youth activities.

Only available in English

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Combating stereotypes - PVN Albania

This manual was created in order to develop research on the topic of stereotypes in Albania and to challenge negative stereotypes that prevail in  society. The publication contains theory and research on the topic at a local level, which has been gathered for young people by young people. It will serve as a tool for young people and youth workers to combat hatred, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism etc.

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Volunteering Against Poverty, Educational Resources on Poverty and Inequality - International Falcon Movement - Socialist Educational International

The publication is the outcome of the project Volunteering Against poverty that aimed to give voice to the 'invisibles' and to challenge people to contribute to social changes. This toolkit collects educational methods, mainly ice-breakers and games, on poverty, its causes and consequences.

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Toolkit to work on Migration and Human Rights - Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service

The publication is a tool to promote the work on migration and human rights in international youth camps. It aims to raise awareness about challenges linked to migration such as: freedom of movement and the right to have the same opportunities and civil and social liberties as citizens of the receiving country. The toolkit is organised in 3 parts: an introduction exploring the main themes; an “activity pack” consisting of workshop ideas to be used in activities; and a set of tools on the theme of migration, for those wanting to gain more knowledge on the topic. The toolkit is the output of an activity implemented in 2016 by CCIVS in the framework of an annual work plan grant given by the EYF on Raising Peace Campaign, with a focus on human rights and peace.

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