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Identity in a globalized world - challenges for youth initiatives
Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: Nov 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project "Identity and Globalization: Challenges for youth iniciatives" is an exchange between Russian and German youth, interested in topics of Identity, cultures and traditions of ethnic minority groups and development of youth initiatives on tolerance, cultural diversity and intercultural communication. The youthexchange is planned to be from 26 July 2016 till 4 August 2016. During the project participants will stay in Kazan, a Tatar village and before Departer in Joschkar ola, the city where OPORA is located.Participants are young people from Germany and Russia between 18 and 28 years old, mostly volunteers of OPORA and JANUN, interested in the topic and ready for follow-up activities after the project.The idea of the project was inspired by a youthexchange between youth from Germany and Russia in Mari El in 2014 und 2015.The topics of Identity, Ethnical Identity, European citizenship and globalizations were interesting for participants. Mari El is an ethnical republic where Mari people live, And at the same time there are Russian, Udmurt, Tatar villages on the territory of republic who are keeping their own cultural traditions. We want to see what are the difficulties that ethnic minorities have to keep their own culture and what are the challenges for youth iniciatives in ethnical regions. At the same time nationalistic and intolerant movements are growing in Europa, also in Russia and Germany. We will try to analyse during the days of the exchange the reasons for this and to develope idesas how we as youth-organizations can stand up for tolerance. On local level the desired impact of the project is improving the youthprojects on intercultural learning, tolerance and xenophobia, introducing international practice to the work of local NGOs. In the regional level the impact would be prevention of xenophobia in a Region of Russian Federation with very low number of foreign contacts.

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