Religious Diversity – Anti Discrimination Programme and Training
Between 2004 and 2012, I worked with transnational partners from across the EU, led by CEJI (Centre Europeen Juif d'Information) based in Brussels, developing a range of highly interactive training materials based on an anti-discrimination approach to issues of faith and belief, which has continued to win many international awards, most recently appearing in an European Commission publication acknowledging and disseminating examples of good practice (Aug 2014).
At its core is a 5 day training programme (English, French, German and Spanish versions) which is aimed at experienced anti-discrimination trainers from all over Europe. The programme has been widely and successfully delivered across the continent together with shorter 2 day workshops for non-trainers and 3 day modules on Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
In 2008 it received the European Commission's Gold Prize for Adult Education, recognising the groundbreaking work on religious diversity and intercultural education in Europe and also the BMW Foundation's International award for intercultural training. I have played a key role in developing the materials and delivering the training. More recently I constructed and piloted a successful 3 day module on Social Action (Brussels Oct 2012). Visit www.belieforama.eu and www.ceji.org to find out more.