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Beyond the Potential
Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

50 youth people of different background consisting of 42 young people between 18 - 25 yrs and 8 youth leaders from Sweden, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Denmark joined together for a full week to unleash hidden potential in the face of adversity and challenge. The youth live between different conditions and cultures - local and continental, as well as global, and they are heavily challenged by these differences. This Erasmus+ program ?Beyong the Potential? offered a unique insight into how to heal the pain of war, bridge the cultural gap and build a brighter future using European values and valuable lessons garnered from European WW2 and their descendents. Through debates, assignments, lectures and workshops a Swedish historian and licensed Swedish psychologist team together to offer insight into the dramatic history behind the establishment of the EU and take the participants on a historical tour of the similarities between WW2 and the World's ongoing wars, and this negative consequences on cultures and societies. This is followed by an introduction to European values and how to implement, combine and internalize these values together with common values to get the best of two worlds. The participants faced the harsh realities of 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation survivors and compared the similarities to their own background and generational conflicts. How did communities and societies survive this ordeal? What could one learn from them about surviving persecution? The seminar continues with advice, tips and tools on how to use education and knowledge to build a bright future. Included in the seminar was a visit to Museum of living history, home of many social problems inherited from the WW2 in Europe. On the lighter side there is also time for leisurely sightseeing, swimming, sports and games. The ultimate goal of the seminar was to plant inspirational mental seeds that slowly grow and give long-term benefits for life.
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