Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Oct 31, 2015
The idea for the exchange project was born while we were communicating with partners. We found that all of our countries have different types of issues related to the migration of people. We also decided after our meeting with potential partners at that time to conduct a research which showed that annually a total 214 million international migrants are immigrating from country to country. Young people constitute more than 10 per cent of this some, yet too little is known about their struggles and experiences. The aim of the project is to concentrate on the following objectives in order to address the issue:
? To focus on the consequences of migration and reflecting on the practice of migrant integration and inclusion in European countries;
? To share best practice in tackling migration, integration and inclusion in youth work;
? To exchange experience and good practice related to international/local migration and mobility and its influence on young people in Europe;
? To prepare young people in addressing the challenges and opportunities resulting from migration for young people /society as a whole;
? To raise the competence of young people about the push and pull factors of migration and causes and consequences of migration and how to prevent negative effects of migration (such as discrimination) in society;
? To promote European cooperation between youth organizations promoting youth mobility and support engagement youth with immigrant backgrounds in participating organizations? activities;
? To provide informal learning opportunities with a European dimension and creating innovative opportunities in connection with active citizenship, especially for the young people with fewer opportunities through the development of new initiatives in the field of migration and mobility for young people within the framework of Erasmus + (Learning Mobility of Individuals).
Participants with different background, concentrated on young people coming from rural areas and communities prevailing with emigrants is our target group. They identified their need to take part in further activities that will enable them to transform the attitude and behavior of the broader communities, thereby integrate emigrants and increasing common understanding between different nationalities. Another reason why we would like to pay a particular attention to this group is because they are less informed about the different opportunities which programmes such as Erasmus + or other could bring to them. As they are less aware, they tend to be the one who take the decision to immigrate and search for a better life abroad. Third, our participants' need to know about the consequences of migration and how that would possibly reflecting on the practice of migrant integration and inclusion in European countries.
During the exchange participants will experience the particularity of the non-formal education methodology that is very participative and inclusive. The experiences and realities of participants will be the starting point of the programme. A range of working methods will be used which will facilitate learning and exchanging experiences about migration. During the Youth Exchange, participants jointly will carry out a work programme (a mix of workshops, exercises, debates, simulations, outdoor activities, and info session) prepared before the Exchange. All activities include space for participants to reflect on their learning (ideally using Youthpass) and encourage creativity and initiative.
"Another motherland " aims at improving the level of key competencies and skills of 36 young people, including those with fewer opportunities (economic and social), as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labor market, active citizenship, inter-cultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people and through strengthened links between the youth field and the labor market. This project will contribute to the raising awareness (inter-cultural, European, etc.) of different aspects of migration among young people and to develop strategies for the youth organizations in Europe for integration and inclusion of young immigrants into new societies and to help young people to re-integrate into their home societies. Participants will learn to listen to the others, express their opinion better, persuade the others (all this in foreign language ? English), work in a team, lead a team and cooperate. This will be achieved through exchange of knowledge, understandings, experience and know-how methods. All of the participants will take place and will make a movie about the project. Through social networks we will promote our project and the results. Participants will have the chance and will be strongly encouraged to continue the multiplication of the results after the end of the project and benefit form it in long-term.
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