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Do it 'youthself'. Get inspired!
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Dec 1, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Through the project "DO IT YOUTHSELF. GET INSPIRED!" the Youth Council of the Rioja and three other organizations from Turkey (Trex), Slovakia (Step) and Belgium (Dynamo) will host a seven-day youth exchange to be held in August 2015 in the community of La Rioja, Ezcaray. In total 40 young people aged between 22 and 30 will be involved with the priority given to youngs from rural areas, from poor working conditions or the unemployed. Key objectives of this project defined as: -To promote the active participation of young men / women in society, promoting European citizenship -To improving the skill levels, key skills and opportunities of employability of the participants -To promote a creative, innovative and proactive approach to help young men / women to develop their capacity for entrepreneurship and initiative -Encourage mobility as a way to promote values such as solidarity, tolerance and respect for other cultures -Create an ideal environment to share experiences, concerns that will lead to future projects In short, and as the title stresses, the aim of the project is to promote an active, participatory and creative attitude to drive young men / women to realize their talents and to achieve their personal goals. Our intention with this exchange is, as the activities proposed by the dynamics of living with a group of young people from other countries, and also to give an inspiring experience and to seed new initiatives and future projects. Therefore this initiative includes not only travel days, but a preparation stage and a later assessment. Throughout this process, young men / women be involved in regular meetings and constant communication between the organizations. The main activities to be undertaken during the trip: intercultural evenings, cultural visits, sports activities and contact with the environment, energyzers and other group dynamics. We have also defined three groups of activities with different proposals that aim more directly to the objectives: "Handmade Do it yourself.", "Believe in your possibilities" and "create your project." The working methods are based on the active participation of young men / women in order to provide a set of key competencies for the future as well as participating in their partner organizations. The dissemination of the results after the completion of the project to achieve an ongoing effect will be a prior objective for this project, by using tools of media, such as maintaining a blog, social networking, talks, open days or contact with member organizations of the Youth Council of La Rioja and other associations. In the long term it is expected that this project will serve to promote youth initiatives within the Erasmus Plus programme in addition converting the Youth Council of La Rioja to as a reference organization that promotes “youth participation, European awareness and support for young people of La Rioja”.

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