Start date: Dec 1, 2016,
End date: Dec 31, 2017
Our project will cover two main concerns, namely unemployment and environmental conservation. We have found with so many problems most people lose interest in issues of environmental conservation and often focus only on the problem of unemployment. This project will combine environmental conservation by creating opportunities for employment in these industries and fields. It is known that unemployment is a major concern for all EU countries, and we are also aware of the environmental problems we face. The idea is to combine the two and try to achieve solutions for both problems. We will look at how we can use waste, items which are generally turned into pollution as a form of income. This will allow people who are in desperate need of finding employment to be able to start working from home or to start small businesses in their communities with very little costs. This project will give value to waste and also reduce unemployment. This project is especially of importance to young people in smaller communities. We will look at recycling and also upcycling and find ways for young people to become active in their communities to turn their communities into more sustainable ones and at the same times find ways to overcome unemployment in these areas.Workshops will be designed to maintain a European dimension as all groups will be made up of at least one person from each country allowing for cultural learning during the workshops. Workshops are designed around the various subjects allowing the participants to discuss the issues and work together to solve problems and share experiences.Role playing will also be used to allow the participants to get another perspective of different problems. This has proven to be very successful as it allows for the participants to see common problems from the viewer’s point of view rather than the actor. This also allows for innovative ways showing problems.Simulations are also done during the project, allowing people to take on roles which are opposite to their real roles. During the simulations the participants will take on roles to re-enact a real situation based on events and problems in the real world. The participants will work together in their different roles to solve problems and to find solutions to these problems. Important here is that the participants take on random roles which add additional learning tools as they need to think and act as the person they are simulating. Using all the above tools and methodologies the participants learn through informal and non-formal methodologies which are real and based on past experiences. As a result we hope to give our participants and our youth the tools to increase their chances of employment and also protect them from the dangers of social media. We will help them to take advantage of various EU tools to be able to maximise their learning outcomes and ultimately help youth workers to help youth find employment. In addition to learning about the problems the youth will also exchange cultures and traditions and learn about the different cultures from the different countries allowing for better understanding of each other and therefore creating a more unified EU, fighting xenophobia and also discrimination.
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