Start date: May 10, 2015,
End date: Nov 9, 2015
he Revitalizing nature parks youth exchange will take place in Črnomelj (Slovenia) and will be attended by 42 participants and group leaders from Slovenia, Germany, Spain, Macedonia, Croatia and Turkey. The exchange will take place between 19th and 27th August 2015.
Črnomelj has three nature parks - Griček, Jurjevanska draga and Majer. Up until twenty years ago, the parks were full of children and their parents, playing and having fun. However, through time, things changed and the social life of our youth has now moved on to social networks. The city of Črnomelj is dealing with high unemployment rates and depression and the aim of this project is to encourage awareness about including given resources into raising the quality of life. We wish to show the participants and the public, that we need to look for the positives in our environment and make an effort to activate the given potentials. We will also try to present the parks as a place of social inclusion for people on the edge of society. The participants of the youth exchange will use the parks to present traditional games of their countries and to lure the local population in the parks with sport and other social events. The learning dimension will also be an important component of the project. Our wish is to encourage the awareness of youth about the meaning of nature and parks in urban environments, the possibilities of social inclusion on public events and the meaning of planned competence enhancement for an individual’s personal development.
The participants of the project will be young people, well aware of the meaning of active citizenship, who wish to make positive changes in their local environment. Special attention will be paid to inclusion of underprivileged youth.
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