Maneken Challenge "United In Diversity":

 

Erasmus +:KA1 - Youth Exchange - Programme Countries

 

Place:Cyprus, Paralimni

 

Dates:18/11/2016 - 26/11/2016

 

Countries: Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, FY Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine 

 

Participants: 4 participants age 18 - 30, plus 1 leader of any age

 

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. 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 like race, religion and orientation and we will also review EU policy regarding equality and discrimination.
As a result of the freedom of mobility within the EU we see a great increase in young people moving to other EU countries to work or simply to live there and this gives rise to a lot of discrimination and in many cases problems for the local communities and also the foreigners living in these countries.
Our project hopes to address these issues and bring to light methods for better understanding and cooperation so that we can truly live united in Europe with all our diversities. The idea is to understand and respect the different cultures by embracing similarities and understanding and respecting differences. Taking the good elements of other cultures, traditions and customs and allowing them to form our own cultures and individualities. We will celebrate and embrace the European moto of United in Diversity and teach young people how to live by this moto to promote enlargement of the EU and peaceful cooperation and existence of its citizens.

Food, Accomodation is covered 100%. Travel Costs up to budget according to Erasmus + programme.

 

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1. Intermission

2. Humanity

3. Hearth

4. EUth Perspectives

5. 2gether 4ever

6. Progress

7. The Peafecul

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Testimonials

Where Do I Belong…………………...

A great question. A question that most of us have asked our self’s, our friend everyone.

Do we have an answer though, is it possible?

Well in Romania during the course of this Youth Exchange we tried and we tried hard. For me personally I kind of know how to answer this question to myself now. And for me the answer is ‘’everywhere’’. 

And why is that because in this amazing project I learn some valuable lessons. Lessons about discriminations lessons about stereotypes. I had the chance to be in the shoes of an immigrant trying to find asylum or in the shoes of a nationalist extremist activist, that gave me the ability to understand stuff to see the world through a different eye and to realize that everything is A MATER OF PERSPECTIVE. And that perspective led me to my answer. 

WDIB was an amazing project for me one of the best I attended or probably the best. The OTI team as always was amazing with the workshops and the OTI Romania team was spot on everything through accommodation (on that lovely small and homey hotel with good food) through general organization of the entire project. An amazing team that was always there to support each and every one of us with all our needs. 

I am really grateful I took part to this magnificent project not only because I get to learn all the stuff I did but because I had the chance to mix and meet lots of new people, but I also had the blessing to make new true friends. Friends that I will cherish for the whole of my life .

Until we meet again all 

Antreas Mr.Big Antreou from Cyprus

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