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Be Cyclist
Start date: 01 Aug 2016, End date: 31 May 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The main aim of "Be Cyclist" youth exchange is to raise awareness and create space for learning and sharing experiences among youngsters coming from Netherlands, Spain, Romania and Lithuania. During this project youngsters will discuss and raise awareness on inter-cultural understanding, protective environment, healthy lifestyle. We will be using social media tools to promote this project among wide audience, by sharing stories, videos and pictures. The objectives we will try to achieve are as follows:1. Fostering mutual understanding and inter- cultural learning, thus minimizing stereotypes and prejudices2. Learning blogging, graphical designing, video and poster production3. Raising awareness on environmental issue4. Empowering participants with knowledge and competencies to actively take part in society5. Experience education through non-formal methods6. To promote Erasmus+ programme opportunities that participants can use in their futureThe main needs that are addressed in this project are: Intercultural understanding among young people in europe, raising tolerance and solidarity, using new methods and tools for sharing the information and learning, promoting healthy lifestyle, learning about protecting our environment, enhancing life skills and competences among young people to support growth and innovation for the future of european community.Groups of 6 participants plus one group leader will be representing partner country. Project will be organized during 7-15 November 2016 in Almere the Netherlands. The daily programe is designed for 8 working days. Using non-formal education methods we will offer participants wide variety of interactive workshops, presentations and discussions. As an outcome of our project we expect that participants will use the new skills and competences to increase their intercultural sensitivity, become more tolerant and respectful toward other European cultures and become more active in their communities and organizations, make choices for healthy lifestyle and become active in protecting the environment.The working methods will include:- cultural animation (ice-breaking games and energizers),- team-building activities,- exchange of experiences,- presentations by both participants and guests,- practical workshop on refurbishing bikes- practical workshop on decorating your bicycle- discussion platforms,- non-formal education activities (including learning-by-doing activities and creative exercises such as simulation games and creative thinking activities),- cultural activities,- new media skills- on-going evaluation.For the long run perspective , the project will have a long term impact on locally and internationally on personal and organizational level in partner countries by multiplying effect of educating young people with ‘pass it on’ strategy. The learning outcome of the project will be an increased knowledge and experience of young people in using new media tools for intercultural dialogue and promotion of European values and Erasmus+ programme.
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