Erasmus + : KA1 - Youth Exchange - Programme Countries

Place: United Kingdom, London

Activity Dates: 15/01/2018 - 23/01/2018

Countries: Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, 

 

Participants per country (incl. leaders): 5

Project Description:
There is much discrimination in Europe and most of it is based on ignorance and fear of the unknown. Stereotypes are created and this project will allow young people from different countries to learn about each other in order to overcome these common problems. The main objective of the project is to overcome different forms of discrimination through methods of giving the opportunity to young people to learn from each other and to develop friendships.

In order for the EU to be more united and united in diversity, we need to learn about each country, its people, its customs and its traditions and its history. When we know and understand our neighbours and they understand us, we build respect and only then can we start building a united Europe. This project will focus on young people getting to know each other so that they can be the future generations that bring Europe closer together, making it a unified Europe and breaking any borders that are created from ignorance.

The greatest identifier of any country is its culture, and this will be the biggest focus of the project, learning about our own cultures, the roots of our cultures and then being able to share our culture with others. Creating a unified European culture would be counterproductive, as we are all unique, but promoting the diversity of each individual culture and sharing it so that we can embrace the best elements of each culture, and at the same time allow us to respect the differences and diversity of the different countries we will allow our youth to be the building blocks of a closer more unified Europe.

The main objective of the project is to overcome different forms of discrimination through methods of giving the opportunity to young people to learn from each other and to develop friendships. Also exchanging good practices between each other to allow for a stronger approach to combating discrimination and xenophobia in youth. We will cover various fields of discrimination and marginalisation that youth experience today, including gender equality, bullying, various forms of discrimination and we will also review EU policy regarding equality and discrimination.

Also exchanging good practices between each other to allow for a stronger approach to combating discrimination and xenophobia in youth. We will cover various fields of discrimination and marginalisation that youth experience today, including gender equality, bullying, various forms of discrimination and we will also review EU policy regarding equality and discrimination.

We will look at active citizenship and how we shape the world we live it, we will look at citizenship and the EU democratic system from the perspective of human rights and how these laws and rights are designed to prevent discrimination and how we can make the difference to stop discrimination starting from home.

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Testimonials

"Where do I belong?" Youth Exchange - Romania was one of the most beautiful and succesful experiences I have had so far. I feel truly grateful for each and every person, story and moment we shared. The knowledge gained, the learning outcomes and engagement of participants was inspiring. The quality of each national team stood out throughout the entire project as the group dynamic grew with each day. WDIB was yet another amazing chance to work close to OTI representatives, to absorb their know-how and to gain new skills, as the involvment of each participant was taken care of, offering a feeling of empowerment and involvement. On a logistical level, the organising was spot on and each impediment was solved in a natural way, as part of the learning process. The chemistry we, as facilitators, felt was impressive and it gave us even more reasons to feel like it is worth it to keep going and to make the change we wish to make. After participating in many Eramus + projects, I can truly say this was one of the very best. This gives me hope and excitement for what is yet to come. Where do I belong? Where people as beautiful as those on this project are :) Thank you, OTI!!!

Teo Sarbu from Romania - "Where Do I Belong"

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