Training sessions for Cultural and Linguistic Mediators in the Veneto Region

A six-day training for Cultural and Linguistic Mediator has been organized in Padova. It lasted from November 19th till December 11th  2019, 24 hour of training divided into 6 days of 4 hours.

The aim of this INSigHT activity was to train the participants on anti-trafficking, in order to ensure they can best provide support to anti-trafficking operators, particularly in dealing with Nigerian migrant.

Fourteen Cultural and Linguistic Mediator participated to the six-day training.

Six of them are already Cultural and Linguistic Mediator in the field of anti-trafficking and participated to the training to bring their experience and to keep themselves up to date. Two of them are Cultural and Linguistic Mediator in other fields and participated to the training to learn the specificities of the anti-trafficking activity. One is operator in a shelter structure for THB victims but never experienced herself in Cultural and Linguistic Mediator activity. Five of them have never worked in this field.

NAVE formazione Mediatori

Due to the interesting agenda, the training has been opened to all the anti-trafficking stakeholder of the N.a.Ve Project. The participation has been successful, the trainings have been followed by 30-50 persons every time.

The Cultural and Linguistic Mediators who participated to the training are doing now (from January till June 2020) an internship of 200 hours supporting the anti-trafficking operators of the N.a.Ve project.

November 19th 2019
9.00am-1.00 pm: the teacher was Alexandra Malangone. She’s a Senior  Lawyer in the field of Human Rights, immigration and asylum law. She’s been studying the nexus between trafficking and mixed migration, working mainly on victims of trafficking, torture and unaccompanied and separated minors. Her training has focused on the international legal framework in anti-trafficking policies.

November 20th 2019
9.00am-1.00pm: Barbara Maculan and Francesca Sguotti from Equality NGO, anti-trafficking operators in the N.a.Ve Project, focused on the national framework of anti-trafficking.

November 26th 2019
9.00am-11.00pm: Gaia Borgato, Roberta Amore and Barbara Maculan from Equality NGO, anti-trafficking operators in the N.a.Ve Project, explained the N.a.Ve project and the three different action phases in which the project is divided (Contact Area, Evaluation Area and Inclusion Area).

11.00am-1.00pm: The teacher was Yvan Sagnet. He arrived from Camerun on 2008 for study reasons and graduated in Torino in 2011. He’s been the spokesman during the famous strike of farm workers in Nardò, in Puglia region. They stroke against the ‘caporali’ and the farmers and it finished when the Italian government decided to enact a law against serious labor exploitation (or ‘caporalato’). He’s the founder of ‘NoCap Association’, founded to promote a Social and Human Right Approach, the respect of animal and the environment and to help the creation and the dissemination of virtuous farm work and farm companies. His training focused on his personal experience and the fighting against serious labor exploitation.

December 3rd 2019
9.00am-1.00pm: Professor Natale Losi, Director of the Ethno-systemic-narrative school in Rom. He’s a family psychotherapist, ethno-therapist, medical-anthropologist and sociologist. During the training he focused on the revisiting of trauma in the ethno-systemic-narrative approach and on the migration in a psycho-social approach.

December 9th 2019
9.00am-1.00pm: The teacher was Devisri Nambiar. She’s a cultural anthropologist, she’s been working on the research field of migration. She’s been working since 2008 in the field of Cultural and Linguistic Mediator and she actually is socio-legal operator in the N.a.Ve project. Her training focused on the role of the Cultural and Linguistic Mediator in the field of anti-trafficking.

December 11th 2019
9.00am-1.00pm: The appointment this day has been dedicated to the role playing technique. Giovanna De Angelis, expert in this field, guided the group into a simulation where the participants acted different roles. Three scenes were build up; the goal of each role playing was to let the trainees understand how the role of Cultural and Linguistic Mediator works.