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Meeting of cultures- Meeting of values
Start date: Aug 1, 2010,

The project "Meeting of cultures - Meeting of values" is a seminar taking place in Krushevo (FYROM)involving 8 (eight) organizations from 7 (seven) different countries FYROM, Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria,Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a total of 58 participants (15 participants and onegroup leader from host organization and 5 young people and 1 group leader by sendingorganizations).The duration of the project from preparation to evaluation is 90 days and the duration of the activity is7 days.Main theme: Promotion of common values through the implementation of dialogue among youngpeople with different culture background from SEE countries.Objectives of the project "Meeting of cultures - Meeting of values" are:" Development of intercultural learning of young people from SEE, to create increased awareness and a deeper understanding, identify common needs and problems and finding common solutions.- To express unity and common visions for shared future of the people from all ethnic groups of SEE countries and further establishment of high quality, continuing projects and partnership- To empower young people from SEE to engage themselves as active citizens, capable to reflect on the essential characteristics of society. The young people make up the future of Europe.The project includes interactive workshops : respecting cultural differences and promote mutual understanding, culture and tradition values in SEE vs. modern European values, young people as active operators - not as passive target group, creation of the possibilities for employment together through various forms of regional networking, strong regional youth networks. It aims to help young people identity their own culture, establish intercultural cooperation and mutual values with youth from different European countries, exchange experiences and promote themselves as active citizens.The following program priorities are considered by the project: participation of young people and cultural diversity (permanent priorities); youth unemployment (annual priority); develop mutual understanding between young people in a spirit of openness (specific action priorities).To sum up, initiating activities for the creation of regional youth policy is in the interest of youth from every country, having on mind the fact that active young people need to be promoters of European values in the societies in the region. All proposed topics for discussion are determined in coordination with all partners in the project.If the project "Meeting of cultures- Meeting of values" will be approved this paragraph may be used for publication
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