Discover Escape Racism Project 

The main objectives of the project are:

To create innovative practices in the field of youth work through the development of a toolkit of methodologies which promotes the development of soft skills of youngsters such as leadership, communication skills, team-working skills, problem-solving, critical and lateral thinking and at the same time promotes  human rights, social inclusion and intercultural dialogue.

To increase the availability of innovative and non-formal methodologies by developing on-line tools at disposal of all the organizations and institutions  Europe wide and different scenarios of educational escape rooms in four countries, accessible to youth, especially with fewer opportunities.

To develop organizational capacity of the five institutions of the project consortium coming from 4 different countries (Italy, UK, Spain and Hungary) with different cultural and organizational experiences and strengthening of the strategic partnership among them.

In order to reach these objectives, the following Intellectual Outputs (IO) will be developed: 

Creation of a Training kit for Youth Educators (IO1) that will include the development of non-formal methodologies, techniques and approaches useful for youth workers and educators active in the field of human rights, intolerance and racism prevention. It will also include the creation of an escape room kit that the target groups will use during the pilot phase of the project and in future educational activities;

Implementation of a pilot phase – Testing the IO1 through workshops (IO2). The pilot phase will include the development of a methodology for testing the training and escape room kits followed by the implementation and the evaluation that will be made at the beginning and at the end of the pilot, with the aim to amend and improve the project products;

Development of online tools (IO3): the material and kit produced for the IO1 will be converted through the creation of online tools, webinars, digital material and videos that will be included in an online platform to assure maximum visibility and accessibility of project outputs and products and to guarantee also sustainability beyond project lifetime.

To guarantee an high quality of the outputs, a training course of 5 days for the staff is foreseen, during which the partners will acquire and share the necessary competences to create escape rooms that will be useful for the creation and the implementation of the IOs.

Among the main results:

Creation of a Training kit for Youth Educators that will include the development of non-formal methodologies, techniques and approaches useful for youth workers and educators active in the field of human rights, intolerance and racism prevention. It will also include the creation of an escape room kit that the target groups will use during the pilot phase of the project and in future educational activities

Implementation of a pilot phase that will include the development of a methodology for testing the training and escape room kits.

Development of online platform with online tools, webinars, digital materials and videos, to assure maximum visibility and accessibility of project outputs and products.

All the communities involved in the project will benefit in the long-run period. The communities will benefit from a raised awareness on racism and discrimination, youth involved will act as multipliers with their peers and families, sharing a more inclusive idea of society and relations among people.

In a long term perspective an international community of organizations and youth workers will be created, with a strong background on non formal education, engagement of youth with fewer opportunities  and able to create real and lasting impact in their communities and in other sectors of society.

The e-learning platform will also serve as a sustainable tool accessible at European level, where to share best practices and that can be enriched by new inputs Europe-wide.