DOmino (1995/2004)

Manual to use peer group education as a means to fight racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism and intolerance

Domino is designed to support youth and social workers, youth leaders and peer educators. The different sections of DOmino contain both theoretical knowledge of peer education and various projects descriptions, methods, quotes and stories from young people.

DOmino is the result of real youth work practices in several European countries – both in the formal and informal educational sector. The editors of the manual have drawn from experience and good practices of various youth organizations, youth initiatives and schools. The existing diversity in Europe is also reflected in the presentation of a set of practical approaches aimed at enriching the dialogue between and amongst young people and adults.

“…Young people often speak to other young people with more credibility and effect than others. There will be different views among the young about various aspects of immigration and refugee policies. The point is not to agree on everything, but on the essentials needed to protect the most vulnerable groups. If youth speaks to youth and for youth in schools, clubs and the media, taking a clear distance against racism and intolerance, then the days of xenophobic sub-cultures will be numbered, which is precisely what we would like to see happen. It is our young people who carry all our hopes for the future. They are the coming generations within which civility, tolerance and dignity will continue to guide countries and peoples…” – Mrs Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway, 1993.

*The manual is available online with open access in English and French on links below.

• Council of Europe. Manuals and Handbooks. Council of Europe – official website:
• Council of Europe. 2004. Domino. A manual to use peer group education as a means to fight racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance. (Third Edition, Revised):