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YOWK: Your Own Work - Italy (Balestrate, Palermo)

Youth Exchange - Balestrate, Palermo, Scicily, Italy

15/09/2015 - 26/09/2015

The participants of the exchange are from Italy, Czech Republic, Bulgaria , Spain and Cyprus.

There will be 1 group leader and 5 participants from each country.

Age of Participants : from 18 to 25.

Age of Leader : no limit

“ YOWK :YourOwnWorK: What, how, where??!?!” is a youth exchange that will take place in

Balestrate, province of Palermo, in the South of Italy from the 15th to the 26th of September.

The project will linvolve 25 youngsters plus 6 group leaders, coming, from Italy, Turkey, Spain,

Bulgary, Cyprus and Cezck Republic. The project has its origins in the problem that youngsters,

especially those with fewer opportunities, have no initiative in the creation of self-employed,

preferring instead to wait passively for an employee, even in a contest and in a period of severe

economic crisis that has seen reduce the demand for workers and, indeed, increase dramatically

unemployment and layoffs.

The working methodology will be based on full involvement of young people as per the European

guidelines about non formal and informal learning and will include a mix of reflective moments,

practical activities, ludic moments based on learning by doing and mutual learning.

The youngsters will undergo a non-formal process of intercultural and concrete learning with the

main aim to develop the attitude, resourcefulness and young people's interest to initiate self

entrepreneurial activity, increase opportunities for reflection and professional orientation, in

particular those on new areas of offers of employment, develop the capacity of young Europeansespecially

those with fewer opportunities- to self-assessment of their skills and improve the

marketing and personal promotion.

The YOWK’s objectives are in line with the European priorities of the Europe 2020 and with the

strategic objective of the Erasmus + program : Enhancing creativity and innovation, including

entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training.


Deadline of Applications: 30 June 2015



This project has been funded with support from the European Commission (Erasmus + Programme).

This publication article reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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