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ASHA European Neighbourhood Dialogue Programme
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

ASHA European Neighbourhood Dialogue Programme This is an Erasmus+ project bringing together youth workers from the EU and neighbouring regions (Mediterranean and Eastern Partnership) in order to explore the nature of the relationship between Europe and its neighbours, develop competences in intercultural dialogue and enhance future co-operation. The project is a direct reflection of the interests and needs of young people in partner countries and communities. The project will bring together youth workers and youth leaders from EU and Eastern Partnership (EaP) as well as Mediterranean countries (MEDA) countries: 64 participants (32 per seminar) from 15 organisations in 13 countries (five EU countries: UK, Estonia, Spain, Poland and Italy, four EaP countries: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine as well as four MEDA countries: Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan). The project’s overall educational objective is to develop participants’ youth work competences. Specific objectives include: - Reflecting on the meaning of Europe, its borders and on Europe’s relationship with countries to its East and South - Gaining a general understanding of the European Union’s policy towards neighbouring regions: Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean - Deepening the understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity in European youth work - Identifying key issues in EU-Eastern Partnership and EuroMed dialogue in youth work, and developing project ideas addressing these issues - Promoting co-operation between EU and EaP/MEDA organisations in youth work - Sharing of best practice between youth workers from the EU and EaP/MEDA countries - Improving the quality of future Erasmus+ projects through greater co-operation and development of joint projects The seminars will be held at the ASHA Centre in the Forest of Dean, UK, in January and February 2015. Working methods: non-formal learning methods including small group work, energizers, ice-breakers, team-building and intercultural learning activities, trainer inputs, multimedia presentations, group discussions and presentations. Project outcomes: exchange of expertise and good practice between youth workers in the EU, MEDA countries and Eastern Partnership countries; increased number and quality of projects in EuroMed and EU-Eastern Partnership area.
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