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Dialoguing through participation
Start date: Aug 1, 2010,

YFU's core work is intercultural dialogue and youth participation as a large network of young volunteers in YFU make it possible for hundreds of young Europeans to participate in long term youth exchanges every year. The young volunteers who are active locally to help train, support and counsel the exchange students and their host families work closely on the development intercultural competences. Recently, it has become clear that a large number of organisations are increasingly faced with the challenge of attracting young people to become involved as volunteers. While the YFU community seeks to nurture intercultural competences as an integral component of intercultural dialogue and a key part of social and civic competences, there is a growing need to find ways in which to share and develop more up-to-date tools to foster and measure the intercultural competences. In Dialoguing through participation, one volunteer from YFU Norway and one volunteer from YDA Turkey will participate in a 12 month Group EVS project at European Educational Exchanges - Youth for Understanding in Brussels, Belgium to find innovative and creative ways to encourage youth participation and to collect and find new ways to share and promote tools which support the development and measurement of intercultural competences.

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