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Merry Europe!
Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Mar 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The MERRY EUROPE! project is a multilateral Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ programme context, which will take place in Viadana city and surrounding areas, in Italy. The project aims to contribute to young people's personal development and support them into raising awareness and promote active European citizenship, to promote tolerance and mutual understanding amongst young people from different countries and social backgrounds. Based on the themes of European Awareness and Art & Culture this project seeks to achieve the following goals:- to raise European awareness of young people as active citizens with rights and responsibilities in their community and the European community- to cultivate and promote inclusive attitudes and fight against discrimination -to promote intercultural dialogue - to encourage creativity and spirit of initiative in the participation of youngstersThus in the eight days of activity, the 40 participants, aged 16-28, from Italy, Romania, Sweden, United Kingdom and Denmark will explore and better assimilate together concepts like European Citizenship, intercultural dialogue, inclusion through different types of activities. Using common or similar elements, such as European citizenship youngsters are in the proper environment to experience diversity as a positive aspect of life, encouraging them to be active citizens that participate in their community life, European citizens that help to build an open societyThe Activity is structured in three learnings elements: European citizenship, Inclusion and Christmas/Winter traditions. Participants in this project will have increased competences as European citizens, b able to identify and fight forms of discrimination and be active citizens that support inclusion.
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