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Baltic Youth Exchange 2016 - Quo vadis Europe?
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Mar 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Baltic Youth Exchange 2016 - Quo vadis Europe? invites 48 young people (age 18-25) from around the Baltic Sea to an intercultural exchange and to discuss some of the challenges Europe is currently facing. These include educational issues, the debt and economical crisis, the refugee situation and again upcoming nationalism. They work out the situation in the participating countries and discuss where Europe is heading.In addition intercultural exchange is an objective of the Baltic Youth Exchange. By meeting young people from the Baltic Sea region understanding, tolerance and the idea of an European identity should be promoted. Participants are also shown possibilities how they can contribute to the political development of their region as well as Europe at local and regional level. Due to this, it also supports democratic life in Europe and active citizenship. Furthermore it strengthens the cooperation between countries in the Baltic Sea region and other partner countries.The common experience in the group and the communication in English also promotes teamwork and communication skills.The work on the topic is done with a mix of methods from ice-breakers and warm-ups to group exercises and simulation games.Moreover, the issue is processed in different small groups and plenary discussions in different settings. So we plan an Action Bound rally, during which the participants will deal with the different aspects of the topic.To develop a group feeling we are planning in cooperation with our partners different experiential education communication and cooperation exercises. In addition, various "outdoor activities" planned.All participants receive a "Youthpass" certificate.
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