Introducing Fair Trade for Youths
Start date: Jan 1, 2016,
End date: Jul 31, 2016
Fair Trade has been around for some decades, however, it is rarely discussed properly by youths. This exchange will provide a learning and discussion space for youths from Spain, Malta, Turk,ey Romania, Italy and Bulgaria There will be 5 participants from each partner country with a total of 30 participants and 6 partners.The main activity will be an exchange in Vigo in Galicia, Spain between the 22nd and 28th of March 2016 that will prove the partner organization with a space where to explore together the concept of Fair Trade and discuss best practices to promote it. This exchange links to our objectives which are:a) make participants think about their consumption and its relation to justice. b) make participants categorize and think about what is Fair and Unfair. c) provide good practice ideas d) make participants discuss Fair Trade even within the context of European countries and migrant workers exploitation.e) Promote the Erasmus+ programme as an intercultural and interstate learning tool.f )ultimately, we aim to will design a zine(s) that we can all share in our countries.The working method will be Non-Formal Education. We will utilize a lot of role-play activities, take a step forward, theater of the oppressed, producers link game, theater activities, discussions, energizers, icebreakers and other activities. During the last day zines will be made on Fair Trade to be later spread in the participating countries.The expected impact on the participants is a greater awareness on their purchasing power and how their consumption affects others. The participating organizations will be more motivated to do common and public actions, no matter how small for important issues. They will gain partners that they can collaborate in the future with and in general they will know more about Fair Trade. The target groups are the local communities of the partner organizations that will be targeted through the zines where they will also start to think on their consumption and Fair Trade.For more awareness in the future, we must start with small actions now, especially targeting the youths of today that contribute a lot of society and as such they can be multipliers. With more Fair Trade in Europe, the EU will be seen as a better development-promoting network and relations with developing countries will be improved. The lives of workers in developing countries will also be bettered.
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