Start date: Feb 1, 2015,
End date: Jul 31, 2015
NATUR-ALL TOGETHER (NATURALL) is an international youth exchange which has 3 European partners from Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. NATURALL is about working with young people who have become alienated to social lives because of excessive usage of internet, social media tools and smart applications on phones and computers. Young people live without really feeling, speak usually without pronouncing; just text. NATURALL targets those young groups and wants to create a difference in their lives by showing them the importance of social and cultural interactions of people. The fact that Internet and its facilities' usage should be kept to minimum and whenever necessary will be tried to be presented to participants through experiences and interactive activities. There will be 24 participants 4 of whom will be group leaders with equally balanced age and gender diversity. All partner associations are adept at their works and eager to contribute to the process in their professional ways. Non-formal education will be the main method that is why all activities include creative minds and active participation. Social engagement is the main purpose of this project so visits to local bazaars, farm fields and craft centers are the core of the project. Participants will monitor and guide their own learning environment through reflection sessions, open debates, portfolio preparation and Europass CV briefing. Participants will attend brainstorming, open debates and reflection sessions to improve themselves intellectually and get the very idea of the project. Youthpass will be provided to participants, which will help them assess themselves and form their own learning paths.On the other hand all the activities will be supported by sinking into oblivian traditional street games of participant countries.Through this participants will be provoked to be on real playgrounds in order to be socialize and to do something for the sake of their health and being away from virtul social networking sites and game platforms even for a while. Participants of NATURALL will feel the multicultural richness of the process, shattering the stereotypes of cultural dogmas. Portfolios in which there will be information on village life of partner cultures and personal information that participants will prepare will include the 4 countries' cultural variety into the process. Time capsule, comparison activity of participants' first day and final thoughts, will be a god way for them to evaluate themselves and see the project's results vividly. NATURALL will create awareness in participants' lives towards healthy media usage, significance of social interactions and they will convey this message to the world with an infomercial that will be broadcasted in a national TV channel. More people will know about the theme of the project and learn more about Erasmus+. Public will be informed about the project results and process in the infomercial and effects of the project will reach out to more young people.
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