Curso de Formação "Us & the Others" em Lisboa

Curso de Formação “Us & the Others” em Lisboa

logos grundtvigTraining Course

Us and the Others
Photography and Multiculturalism

Lisbon, 21st to 27th April 2014

tolleranzaPhotography is a powerful medium, able to transmit messages, to promote intercultural dialogue and make people change attitudes.
This course aims to provide participants with the possibility to use photography as an instrument to communicate and foster multiculturalism.
By providing participants with technical and theoretical knowledge on photography and multiculturalism, the course will increase the participants’ competences in using photography as a media to communicate and campaign for multiculturalism.
In order to achieve this main goal, the course will work also on group dynamic, intercultural communication, social cohesion and active citizens.
At the end of the training, participants will be proficient in the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, being able to use photography as a tool to transmit their message in an effective way and express their personal perception of multiculturalism in the contemporary society, contributing to a more tolerant and open citizenship.

The training will be as much interactive as possible: having participants coming from different parts of the World the course will take advantage of this by giving space to the active involvement of the participants at every stage. Both formal and non-formal education methods will be used, combining short theoretical presentations of key-concepts on photography and multiculturalism with practical exercises and outdoor activities in Lisbon downtown.
eletricoThe methodology will be based on the “peer to peer approach” where participants will have the opportunity to share experiences and images, discuss ideas and compare different point of view in a comfortable and informal environment where everyone will feel valorized and respected.
Before the participants arrival to Lisbon, some texts and images will be uploaded to an online platform promoting the share of thoughts and ideas among all. Both participants and trainers will upload these images, becoming part of this community.
At the end of the training, a final online exhibition will be prepared by the participants, using their own images, allowing them to express themselves within the training theme. This collective exhibition will be uploaded to the online platform and will be spread through several communication channels, allowing the dissemination of the information and knowledge gained during this training.

hostelTraining venue and schedule
21st to 27th April 2014, at Cais do Sodré Sunset Destination Hostel
Praça do Duque de Terceira
Cais do Sodré Train Station, 1st floor
1200-161 Lisbon, Portugal

The Course will be from 10:00 till 18:00 with a lunch period from 13:00 till 15:00.
Coffee breaks will occur in the middle of each session.

GRAZIANO TULLIO – Italian, Master in Communication and International relation. Since 2005 working as coordinator and advocacy officer for human rights and international cooperation projects in Europe and overseas. Eight year of International experience as trainer in the field of intercultural dialogue, human rights education, social inclusion, active citizenship, and social campaigning.
JOSÉ LIMA – Portuguese, his professional activity dates back to 2005, when he started working in the areas of computer engineering, consultancy and training having participated in some international projects in countries like Brazil, Cape Verde or Luxembourg. He got his professional trainer degree certificate in 2006. After attending a professional photography course between 2008 and 2010 in Atelier de Imagem, he started an events photojournalism project called Margens de Luz, a project where photography has a documental approach. He currently teaches photography in Atelier de Imagem in the Introduction to Photography and Photography Fundamentals courses.


The course is open to all youngsters and adults that wish to learn more about photography and multiculturalism. No previous experience in photography is required, since all the basic concepts of photography will be addressed during the training.
Participants should bring their own photo camera, without any specific requirement.
All participants must be able to communicate and work in English, since this will be the working language of the training course.

Training fee
The course is partially funded by the Grundtvig EU Programm, for this reason it has a reduced participation fee of € 250, which includes access to tuition, all the materials (except photographic equipment and computer) and also lunch and coffee breaks during the training period. The fee covers also the welcoming dinner which will take place at 20:00 on the 20th of April together with the international participants. The fee has to be paid by bank transfer to 0007.0000.00168350097.23 until the 15th April, the latest.

Upon request students and the unemployed can benefit from a reduction of the fee to 150€.

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To apply
Send the filled application form together with the proof of payment of the training fee, to

Deadline to apply: 15th April 2014

After sending the application form and the proof of payment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Associação Spin, together with all the remaining details concerning your participation in this international training course.