Start date: Aug 1, 2016,
End date: Dec 31, 2016
The project “Look out” arises due to the concern of young people, throughout different european countries, about the situation created by the influx of immigration and refugees arrival. This situation has generated attitudes of rejection of the other as a form of affirmation of self identity that may contribute to come up individualistic and social and environmental preservation non-involved lifestyles. The project aims to promote the attitude of looking beyond oneself. The young people will thus learn how to reflect and contrast their point of view with what’s happening around and also with different mindsets.The development of this project will let them learn to be active, committed persons; how to be key change factors in their surrounding ambience spreading, to the other young ones around, an engaged lifestyle.The project goals are:• To exchange experiences among volunteers, that are involved in the local associative world in each of their countries, in order to arouse reflection on how to build a personal identity based on attentiveness towards others.• To determine what means for youth, Multiculturalism, Sustainable Lifestyle and Social Inclusiveness• Boosting critical thinking against the expansion of exclusion and xenophobic ideologies.• To encourage young people with a sustainable lifestyle.• Promoting greater social involvementThe exchange will count on 12 young Madrilenian plus 16 non-Spaniard ones: enterprising and engaged ones; all of them clearly involved in the activity of the association they belong to; ready to share with other young people what learned and experienced. The responsible ones are people with a deep and wide background on dealing with youth inside their organizations.The activities to be carried out are as follows:Prior to mobility: publicity of the project; participants search and selection: youngsters, coachers and mentors; determination of contributions and initiatives that each organization shall develop all along the mobility: goals and contents of the project.Along the mobility: the actitivities have been structured into several modules. Each module will cover one day of mobility:Module I. Look in for look out “Keys to understand and share feelings”Module II. Personal identity “To be anti-fragile and resilient”Module III Look outdoor “A substainable lifestyle”Module IV Ethical LeadershipOnce the activity will be finished, a Report and the Account Summary will be written; young participants will be helped to get youthpass; project outcomes will be publicly shared and all the young people who took part in the project will pass their experiences onto other youngsters of the organizations they do belong to, providing continuity to the project over the time.The methodology includes different non-formal educational activities: presentation by an expert, individual work, groups exhibition, group dynamics, initiatives panel, outdoor activities, cultural visits, cineforum, daily assesment of goals and achievements and Focus Group. The project is expected to serve to their entrepreneurial spirit enhancement, learn new methods of working, take the lead on an active participation into society, become the very protagonists of their time and agents of change in the society of their countries and the European Union.This project will have a first impact, directly, on both young and participating entities and a second one, indirectly, in the people who live and interact with them in their daily lives.
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