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Europe, Gallipoli and the Arab Revolt project
Start date: 25 May 2015, End date: 24 Dec 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Young people & Youth Workers from Europe; Turkey; & the Middle East, participate in a Youth Exchange focusing on how the First World War changed the World, while participating in a Life changing experience developing work-focused skills through informal learning techniques including: Theatre; Art; Digital; Literacy; Photography; & Social Media to act as a platform for young people to have a Voice. Youth Worker mobility Through a two stream programme of activities, Young People & Youth Workers develop new work-based skills, improve their professional outlet & develop as individuals. Element one, involves Youth Workers participating in a job shadowing activity in Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey & Israel, further developing their youth engagement & development skills through the mobilisation of creative & digital technology. Youth Workers will also learn about the countries hosting Youth Exchange visits, their history, especially the battles, social changes & effect on people, especially ethnic minorities during & following World War I, especially how war change peoples’ views & also caused future conflict. Youth Workers will use this new found knowledge throughout the programme and future activities, developing work plans & informal learning activities that specifically communicates the effects of World War I, especially the effects on UK & Serbia & Macedonia through the war in Europe, the effects on Turkey, through Gallipoli and the effects in Israel, especially the consequences that led to its foundations, through the Arab Revolt. Activities will include informal learning workshops, job shadowing & observations of the different techniques in youth work in different cultures/countries EGAR Youth Exchange Through a multi-lateral Youth Exchange, focusing on 5 countries which were the destinations of 5 significant aspects of WWI: Gallipoli; Arab Revolt; Europe and Eastern Battlefields, young people will learn about the World War I through a unique experience during its’ centenary between 2014 to 2018. Young People will develop new skills, designed to improve their opportunities to move into employment or self-employment, as well as mobilising digital and art-based skills to promote an outlet of self-expression. EGAR will also connect young people from different backgrounds, to learn about their different cultures and shared history through World War I and most importantly how this War influenced and affected their own countries from 1918 to present day. The EGAR programme will deliver 5 stages throughout the Youth Exchange programme: • Work Development training • You:ME • Creative Skills • E-Film production • Film Launch Work Development training: participants will develop a range of Life & Work skills, to assist them into long term employment including: Communication; Inter-personal; Respect; Understanding; Employability; Team skills. All young people will also participate in accredited training sessions, & will obtain a work-based qualification, based on their own careers interests & objectives. Qualifications will include: Health & Social Care; Digital/ICT; Sport Coaching; Teaching; Leadership; Construction. You:ME: participants will learn about each other, their cultural backgrounds & how World War I affected their countries. They will learn and practice different languages, through games, theatre role plays and photography-based scavenger hunts. Participants are assigned to different teams and learn about the differences in UK, Israel, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey pre & during WWI & the changes in society post World War I. Participants will consider identity; ideologies; democracy & different types of citizenship. Participants will also learn about Propaganda used by all Countries during WWI & how this has influenced modern Medias, Creativity & one’s understanding of Society. Creative Skills: Participants will take part in a range of Art-themed informal learning activities, investigating the World War I. Skills will include: Theatre & Drama skills; Literature & Article composition; Photography skills; Music; Film-making skills; Digital & Social Media skills. Near the end of the activity, participants will come together & decide on a Film theme that represent young peoples’ understanding of WWI & their own thoughts on the events between 1914 to 1918, & the after effects. E-Film production: Participants will appoint a Director, who will assign roles to participants including: Script writers; Producers; Actors; Photographers; & Editors. They will all work together, over a 3 day period to film, produce & edit their final film. Film Launch: participants will spend 2-3 days preparing for their own Film Festival & Launch, marketing it through online channels & social media, learning at each step required for a successful launch. Launches will be held, & platformed both on EGAR’s own website, as well as all EGAR partners websites & their networks.
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