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June

Bansko, Bulgaria

10-17th June

Youth work countering hate speech

This project is a multinational training course aimed at educating youth workers and social activists to counter hate speech and promote media literacy and human rights education.

The project will involve 30 youth workers coming from 10 countries both EU members and partner countries from Caucasus: Bulgaria, UK, Latvia, Italy, Romania, Denmark, Greece, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijdan. The project is a result of an extensive partnership and will be implemented in Bansko (Bulgaria) between 08 and 15 of April 2019. The partner consortium believes in the power of youth work to counter hate speech, discrimination, racism, nationalism and radicalization.

In line with the Erasmus+ requirements, the whole project’s general objectives are:

-strengthen the skills and competences of youth workers related to fighting hate speech and radicalization;

-promoting human rights;

-equip the youth workers with the right tools to promote tolerance; 

-familiarize the youth workers with non-formal education methods.

 

July

Bansko, Bulgaria

1-9th July

Online Activism 4 Youth Work

The overall aim of the project is to provide youth workers and NGOs with the adequate measures knowledge, skills, competences and experience using online activism for preventing youth radicalization

By providing an overall understanding of hate speech, human rights and online activism and providing space to analyse concrete case studies and learn from best practices, participants will increase their competences to look at their context with a wider scope and develop their critical thinking. Therefore, youth workers participating in the training will gain the skills to plan and intervene in these situations with transformative approaches through the implementation of non violent online campaigns and activities.

The training will provide knowledge and skills for developing online campaigns and activities trough digital tools and counter and alternative narratives. Therefore, a variety of non-formal educational tools such simulation exercises, group work, case studies, debates and theater methods will be accompanied with feedback and evaluation sessions, Moreover, a round table with activists will be organized to share their experience with the participants and help them build their own campaigns. 

 

In line with the Erasmus+ requirements, the whole project’s general objectives are:

-to provide deeper understanding of counter and alternative narratives as a tool for fighting hate speech and violent extremism; 

-to provide practical tools and knowledge how to build online campaigns;

-to strengthen the potential and capacity of the NGOs to counter youth radicalization using online activism;

– promoting the European values of democracy, respect for human rights, diversity, intercultural dialogue.

 

Craiova, Romania

9-17th July

European Union Volunteers for Inclusion

 

“European Union Volunteers for Inclusion”” is a contact making seminar taking place in Romania, gathering 28 youth workers from Netherlands, Croatia, Turkey, France, Denmark, Spain, Romania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal.  It is intended to facilitate cooperation and partnership among youth workers from all across Europe.

The seminar will aim to facilitate international contacts and projects between partner associations. It will also aim to familiarize participants with the changes that occur during this period with European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and will detail all the tools and phases of such a project. 

In line with the Erasmus+ requirements, the whole project’s general objectives are:

– establishing a network of 14 accredited EVS organizations with the help of youth workers who will coordinate local activities with disadvantaged young people

– developing with the youth workers 5 Erasmus + project plans, projects involving disadvantaged young people from local partner communities until the end of the project

– equipping the 28 youth workers with key competences and specific competences (coordination of the volunteer team, mediation, volunteer training, etc.) needed to develop a successful international volunteer project.

Aarhus, Denmark

25th July – 3rd August

Youngsters, a bridge for a better Europe

 

“Youngsters, a bridge for a better future”” is a youth exchange taking place in Denmark, gathering 42 youngsters from Denmark, Poland, Italy, Greece, Romania, Latvia and Cyprus. It is intended to deliver a better understanding of the EU values together with active citizenship and intercultural dialogue.

With this youth exchange we aim to gather together youngsters from different cultures, backgrounds as we believe that young people are the ground of the community we live in. We are estimating that this project will help to change attitudes and behaviors of young people towards diversity and discrimination and encourage adults to recognize the value that young people’s contributions bring to society at local, national and international levels. Through the exchange, the participants will understand that their differences are enrichment for all of them, and that all of them are part of the common idea of European Identity. 

In line with the Erasmus+ requirements, the whole project’s general objectives are:

• Foster solidarity and tolerance, respect and mutual understanding, dialogue and cooperation between young people coming from different religious, cultural and social backgrounds;

• Prevent the negative impact of discriminatory action, fighting against exclusion and marginalization of young people with fewer opportunities;

• Encourage young people to participate in the solutions for social hindrance, thus stimulating their prospective role as active citizens;

• Calibrate the understanding of the European values and the freedom of movement;

• Highlighting the connection between European citizenship, human rights, democracy and intercultural learning, together with the underlying values.

 

August

Naples, Italy

1-8th August

Youth against radicalization

“Youth against radicalization” is a youth exchange involving young people from 5 countries: Italy, Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain and Romania from 16 to 24 years old who will meet in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, from 1st to 8th August 2019.

The need of the project lays on the fact that in last few years in Europe we observe increasing number of young people being drawn into extremist movements in their search for identity and a meaningful place in society.

Profound feelings of injustice and frustration about their social exclusion are amongst the main root causes contributing to young people; vulnerability, and increase their willingness to adhere to extremist, sometimes violent groups, which offer an apparent social purpose to them.

 

 

The main objectives of the exchange are:

– Raising awareness of the issue of extremism and radicalization of young people and the role of young people in preventing them;

– analyzing and realizing the key factors that can lead to the radicalization of young people such as discrimination, hate speech, xenophobia;

– to help young people understand the process of forced radicalization with different roots, causes, stages and effects, thus helping to reduce the risk of radicalization at European level;

– understand and be aware of the role of social media as a channel for spreading the language of hate and extremist ideologies and promoting media literacy;

– promoting a positive attitude, acceptance and understanding of “other and different”, and in particular refugees and migrants;

– to help young people better understand what hate speech is and the link to extremism.

– promoting the European values of democracy, respect for human rights, diversity,

intercultural dialogue.

 

In line with the Erasmus+ requirements, the whole project’s general objectives are:

-to raise participants’ awareness about the importance of countering hate speech and radicalist behaviour;

-to facilitate the process of exchanging personal experiences through non-formal education activities connected to art in general

-to familiarize youngsters with the concept of tolerance and solidarity.

 

Kljuc, Bosnia & Herzegovina

7-16th August

Make art, not walls

Radicalization in all different shapes and sizes gets often overlooked in today’s world. Often do people close their eyes to the sight of something unpleasant. Probably because of that thought that just you, just one person can’t do much, or maybe you don’t know what the actual solution might be, or for any other reason.

Wouldn’t it be a small step forward for humanity to encourage a group of young people to think about what they can do to make a change towards the better, to put their minds into the topic, to share all sorts of ideas for a better world together, and implement some of them?

 

The goal of this youth exchange would be exactly that, starting from understanding the terms of radicalization, discrimination, racism, nationalism, and so on, through sharing experiences and ideas with a touch of art, the most versatile way of making a point and letting your voice be heard.

 In the end, all of the gained knowledge will be brought to the streets via street theater and a photo exhibition. We hope to be a domino piece falling onto another that will make the one after it move, and in that way do our part in making the world a little better place to live in, because in the same moment we are having an inverse situation happening in the same time that the radical acts are overlooked, the radicalized themselves get overlooked, leading to confusion, feeling of isolation and loneliness which is making them, so to say, an easy target to radicalized groups that present themselves as a place where you can easily fit in and satisfy the need of socializing, but with a controversial ideology behind it.

In line with the Erasmus+ requirements, the whole project’s general objectives are:

-to raise participants’ awareness about the importance of tolerance;

-to facilitate the process of exchanging personal experiences through non-formal education activities connected to art in general

-to familiarize youngsters with art as a form of expressing themselves.

 

Luxembourg

26th August-3rd September

Spread the word, sing with us!

This project encourages young people to use music as a tool to express themselves and their ideas. The participants will go through a series of non-formal based activities.

The activities will take participants back in time and allow them to grasp how music developed through the years and peek into the influence of music within their daily lives. Participants will craft their own instruments and use them to take part in an international jamming session. The crafted instruments will allow ALL participants to be able to take part in the jamming and perform with the others for the rest of the project regardless if they have any prior musical skills. 

 

Participants will explore the concept of a cover song, after which they will prepare, rehearse and perform some of the timeless classics in their own style. International bands will be formed according to interest (musical genre, topics willing to address) and the participants will write down their own lyrics and melody and put them together into author songs. These songs will address current European issues viewed through the eyes of participants. After a lot of rehearsing, the bands will do a public performance followed by a jamming session of an open character. 

The project will culminate with a street performance in Luxembourg city, 21 June, where the young people will hit the streets of Luxembourg and do a series of street performing to celebrate ‘Fete de la musique’ together with local musician and music enthusiasts. 

In line with the Erasmus+ requirements, the whole project’s general objectives are:

-to raise participants’ understanding and knowledge in the field of music;

-to facilitate the process of exchanging personal experiences through non-formal education activities connected to music in general;

-to familiarize youngsters with music as a form of expressing themselves.

September

Agros, Cyprus

13-21st September

DE.MO.CR.A.CY

“DE.MO.CR.A.CY.” is a multilateral Youth exchange that will organized in Agros Cyprus between 13-21 September 2019 and will include 40 participants from Denmark, Moldova, Croatia, Armenia and Cyprus. The main reason why we would like to carry out this Youth Project is that we believe the youth generation is the main driving force for positive changes for the better democratic Society, and Youth Policy is one of the most important prerequisites for it. 

 

We would like to implement a project which aims to achieved the following:

– Promote and encourage youth for active participation among the European society

– Make participants understand a concrete point of view of what EU is doing for citizens;

– Support young people in finding their role in society, by giving them instruments and a clear understanding of their opportunities;

– Encourage young people to take concrete actions in the defense of their rights, duties, and role in the present and future of Europe;

– Foster active youth participation, helping young people to become agents of positive change in their society and in Europe.

In line with the Erasmus+ requirements, the whole project’s general objectives are:

– Develop a better understanding of the concepts of democracy, citizenship and participation;

– Fight ignorance on European Union, Euroscepticism and sharing a positive attitude towards EU and Europeanism;

– Increase the awareness among young people on social issues the EU is facing;

– Explore the concept of youth participation in a broad sense and raise awareness on the importance of young people’s active participation

 

Berlin, Germany

18-29th September

ENcourage

EnCourage is an 10-day action-oriented Youth Exchange aiming at mobility and social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities. Through a variety of activities embedded in the archetypal story pattern of “The Hero’s Journey” the participants will create their own vision for their personal Hero’s Journey.

 

The program integrates approaches, methods and exercises from various fields. The participants will collect experiences through the levels: mind, emotions and body – in order to create a holistic experience. 

EnCourage gives a playground where participants can experience, reflect and improve their personal and intercultural competences with a focus on cultural awareness and social responsibility.

 

In line with the Erasmus+ requirements, the whole project’s general objectives are:

-to improve participants’ intercultural competences

-to facilitate the process of exchanging personal experiences through non-formal education activities;

-to increase openness to unknown;

-to help participants get self-confidence and determination.

 

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