The X International Youth Camp “Dialogue” was held from 3 to 9 August 2019 at the Tourist-cultural centre “Ethnomir” (Kaluga region, Russian Federation).
This year the Dialogue camp celebrated the 10th anniversary. Topics and problems that are considered year after year at the event do not lose their relevance and popularity among young people.
The Dialogue Camp broght together more than 150 youth leaders and youth workers from a wide range of ethnic, religious and cultural background from Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States countries and different regions of the Russian Federation.
The focus of the camp is the development of competences of youth workers and exchange of practices of youth NGOs working in the area of intercultural dialogue in order to emphasise the role of youth NGOs in promoting the culture of peace and preventing extremism, discrimination and exclusion in the society.
Tasks of Dialog:
- Development of participants competence.
- Dialogue should help to understand how to strengthen peace and counter extremism and discrimination in modern society.
- The most important issues in building intercultural dialogue and peace must be identified and discussed.
- Activities of participants should be analysed, quality criteria should be defined and recommendations for improvement of projects should be drawn up.
- Participants should be aware of their role and that of youth organizations in intercultural dialogue and help develop personal and joint initiatives that promote intercultural dialogue and strengthen peace.
The National Youth Council of Russia and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe with the support from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education «Moscow Technological University» jointly organized the camp.
The project was initiated by the National Youth Council of Russia. It have been held annually since 2009 with the support of the state authorities of the Russian Federation.
In 2010, the project was supported by the European Youth Foundation. Since 2011 the Dialogue camp is an part of the Plan the Framework Programme on co-operation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in the youth field and Action Plan for 2018-2020 for the implementation of the strategies for international youth cooperation