Act for Our Europe
Start date: Jan 1, 2016,
End date: Dec 31, 2017
The Youth Exchange “Act for Our Europe” will take place in Oeiras, Portugal, and has as main topics: EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy, Inclusion- Equality and Helthy Life-style and active ageeing . The project will involve 9 organizations from: Portugal, France, Italy, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Greece and Slovenia. Each group will be composed by four youngsters (between 18 to 25 years old) and one leader. The Portuguese group will have 2 leaders. In total there will be 46 participants in the youth exchange that will take place from 19 to 30 June 2016.During this time, the young people will take part in several activities of non-formal learning linked to European diversity, in which we want to highlight not only the cultural differences that show the identity of each country, but above all the similarities that connect the participant countries, as a way of fight against stereotypes and contribute to the development of a more inclusive Europe. Each day there will be a subject regarding Europe and activities under that subject. Some examples are Citizenship, Culture, Heritage, Sports, Social Causes, Sports and Healthy Life-styles or Environment. There will be work groups, ateliers, sport activities, cultural visits, volunteering actions and a street action. It's also planned a "Market of Cultures", in which each group will present his own country and culture to the local community. The young people will have the chance to know the local community and to have contact with the Portuguese culture and habits and share at the same time their own culture with the other members of the group.In the end of the youth exchange we hope that the young people become more aware of their role in the society and about the importance of Intercultural Dialogue to reach one more inclusive Europe from all to all. We also hope that this can be the beginning of several individual and group projects in each participant home town.
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