PLURAL Association was funded in 2012 with the goal of creating spaces of dialogue and non-formal education opportunities that engage youth, adults, and organizations in the spirit of democracy, social equality and human rights. We aim to promote socio-economic, cultural, ethnical, gender, religious and political diversity and social inclusion.
The values of the organization are equity, social inclusion, diversity approach, participative democracy.
The main focus of Plural Association is developing non-formal socio-political and civic education opportunities. Our projects address young people, youth workers, teachers, community leaders, policymakers and other stakeholders. We place a great emphasis on creating inclusive projects, where participants of various social strata would take part, including socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
Complementary, for raising a deeper understanding of the subjects we work on, we run sociological research and documentation projects. We contribute to societal dialogue for promoting and development of our goals and approaches by involvement in national and European networks, activism activities and advocacy.
The format of our work includes youthwork, train for trainers, seminars, study visits, presentations at academic and professional conferences. We are proud to say that Plural has been part of over 40 international projects.
The areas in which Plural works are:
- Education in human rights and for democracy
- Education in history and politics
- International youthwork and training of multipliers
- Memory work
- Dialogue and peacebuilding
- Sociological Research
Our projects focus or include transversally topics such as:
- Diversity, inclusion, and anti-discrimination
- Gender roles, feminism, and intersectionality
- Ethnic minorities, especially Roma issues
- European identity and migration
- Active participation, representation, and empowerment
- Conflict management
Our socio-political and civic educational projects are based on the use of non-formal education methodologies that include activities such as group work, simulation games, debates, simulation games, forum theatre, work with media, intergenerational dialogue. Our pedagogical approach is based on the following stages: reflecting & raising awareness, discuss& exchange and empowering for taking action on socio-political issues. We tackle the subjects at the individual level, group/ community, and structural level and analyze the connections between these layers.