This November, representatives from across the STAR E network came to London to explore the next stage of the programme, which included the kind of activities that can be done to challenge discriminatory attitudes.
Within the STAR E network is a smaller team responsible for how we will disseminate the learnings and make them accessible for the future.
This group is comprised people from a range of countries: Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom to name a few. For STAR E meetings and for the intended dissemination we use English. Although it’s expected that when people in other countries use the activities they’re delivered in the language of the young people they’re engaging.
During the course of the day everyone in the group had been very inspired by the range of activities, and it was agreed that the dissemination should focus on providing an online resource for people to search and find the right kind of activities for the groups they work with at different times.
In discussion with the meeting facilitators we identified the kind of factors affecting how people might choose an activity. For example, the number of people they’re working with, the time available and the themes they want to cover.
By the time we finished the meeting, there were still questions to be answered, but with another session set for the next day, there was huge enthusiasm for finding these answers with the rest of the STAR E participants.
A few months ago the group had few ideas about what dissemination might look like. So it was great to have a renewed vision and purpose for how we will proceed from here!