Europe Bring us Together
Start date: Feb 1, 2016,
End date: Aug 31, 2016
"Europe bring us Together" is a multilateral youth exchange with 36 participants that Agros Youth Club will host in Cyprus between 18-25/6/2016. Our partner groups comes from Italy,Spain, Croatia, Estonia and Hungary. The theme of the project developed following consultation with the partners and participants. It was recognised that the theme was of significant interest to the participants. The objectives of the project are to provide a forum to share ideas across cultural lines and increase awareness of differing social and cultural realities. The project will explore the differing cultures of the participant countries and seek to develop a sense of tolerance. The participants will have defined and crucial roles in the project demanding that take responsibility and demonstrate initiative, through this process they will achieve personal and social development. Given the importance of making people realize that we are all members of a large family called Europe, we intend to contribute to making young people aware of their European citizenship. Basic purpose of our project is to promote cultural diversity by developping the intercultural learning. The main topic of our exchange is discovering cultures and learns new ethics, arts and traditions. During the project we will try to build bridges between the European Youth and we will promote the volunteering and the values of our common future in Europe. Also during the project we will organize intercultural nights where all the partner groups will present their country, their culture, traditional foods, drinks, music and dances. With this project we want to mix different cultures and cross borders to other traditions, languages and mentalities by involving actively with groups from other countries. We aim to understand the lifestyle and social backround of each country by looking into the problems and the way of life of youngsters in EU Countries. The project seeks the diversity of ideas, opinions, ethical awareness, and cultural differences of the participants in a unique framework of experience and activities. We shall look for similarities and differences between us. We also aim to familiarise ourselves with each other’s culture, to learn about the educational system in these countries and acquire new experiences and cultural knowledge.Our activities shall include seminars and working groups related to art, culture and education. Those activities involve discussions, workshops, lectures and evaluation in order to create a strong interaction between the youngsters of the participant countries.The main aim of this project is to contribute to the process of building tolerant integrated society based on respect to the gender equality and cultural diversity with active intercultural cooperation and dialogue, through raising the awareness of a group of youth leaders about the theme of gender identity and cultural diversity and through supporting their development as youth workers and peer educators in this field in their communities. In this way, the youth exchange is focused both on supporting the target group of the project and on making further impact on the local communities involved.This project targets the priorities of the ERASMUS+ programme since it tackles the issue of citizenship, youth participation, cultural diversity and inclusion at their most basic level. This will allow them to deal with fields of life, which are affected by those historical happenings. Improving cultural self awareness and developing interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment allows young people to be able to stand up for themselves, be more active, resist peer pressure and xenophobia, be more goal oriented and see life as a positive, meaningful experience.
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