Erasmus + : KA1 - Youth Exchange - Programme Countries

Place: Romania, Predeal

Activity Dates: 16/03/2017 - 24/03/2017

Project Description: 

With the EU being home to so many different people and the freedom of movement in the EU allowing people to live and work anywhere in the EU we have become truly European countries. Statistically this might be correct but realistically speaking most people living and working in other countries are perceived as intruders or foreigners in other countries and they continue to feel this, so are we truly European countries?

We have become social groups within our society and too often we are excluded from society, we need to bring people together to understand each other in order to end discrimination.

Our project will look at discrimination in all forms, starting with the principals of the fundamental EU rights including mobility and seeing the impact this has on discrimination and then extending our views of the problems of discrimination to all forms of discrimination including gender equality and racism.

Our project hopes to give our young people the opportunity to learn from each other and from their own mistakes so that we can understand each other better and respect each other, so that we can truly be European countries living in harmony. When we can learn to live together as European we will also learn that all people are equal regardless of gender or race, religion and preferences.

Tolerance will allow us to accept each other’s differences and embrace our similarities and accept people for who they are so that as young people we can set the example of overcoming xenophobia and discrimination.

 

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Magazines:

1. Are U EUware

2. BRIDGE

3. Divided Today Together Tomorrow

4. Freelandia

5. Perspective

6. The Free Thinker

7. United Cultures

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission (Erasmus + Programme). These publication(s) article(s), video(s) and magazine(s) reflect the views only of the author(s), and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Testimonials

Thank's to the Youth Exchange „Where do i Belong?” organized in Romania, in a wonderful area, named Predeal, i would like to think that i just found out where my soul and heart feels the best. 

In the first days were more relaxed and had enough space and opportunities to get to know each other and to accommodate.

So we took baby steps at first but I feel like we learned how to communicate better with people from other cultures (develop our social skills) and the most important aspect is that we were all the time encouraged to make friends through cooperation.

Personally i feel that there was not a single person with who i didn't interact with or had a dynamic activity with. 

I had the opportunity as well to organize a first workshop regarding the asylum seekers procedure from Romania together with Mihaela which decreased my fear for public speaking and also helped me to reach full potential when i want to transmit an idea in front of a numerous people.

Each activity that we had (name games, role play, creating a video, a magazine, a song about our experience during this days, building a country together, migrating to another cultures and become minority, crocodile game, game of thrones, etc) had a moral story behind, a problem that people are facing in different situations. 

This activities helped us to synchronize as a group, to realize all the barriers that a migrant, a refugee for example needs to go through, or maybe how all the stereotypes regarding genders affects our daily life without even recognize them. 

After all, I am pleased to say that this project has been really useful to share our experience, to overcome our fears, to learn to work as a one mind group, to connect everybody with everybody. Even the hosting place was amazing and the staff has been delighted and implicated.  

I am taking a picture in my memory palace to be sure that i will never forget this experience and the beautiful people which actually made this happen.

Thank you, my friends!

Anita Toth from Romania

 

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