Rückenwind for all 2015/16
Start date: Aug 15, 2015,
End date: Aug 14, 2017
This proposal is the result of our daily work and our target group needs. It is all about youth, especially youth with fewer opportunities.
For all in the past our mobilities have been a turning point for better. For much better! We are tempted to say, we are saving lives! But we have to support more, much more! For this application the seminar we have had in December in Austria was another starting point.
The overall aim of this project is, to give young people with fewer opportunities self-perception and self esteem a push for them to take action for their future, and so, the whole project and all the activities will be related to the effects of our actions and the power of changing small attitudes.
We start with the urgent needs of the youngsters which include several youth exchanges (sending) and EVS projects (sending) but we also offer youth workers mobilities to strengthen and train for cooperation and for hosting placements in Austria as well.
The concept is a complete cycle of 5 youth exchanges, 10 short term EVS, 1 long term EVS, 3 seminars and 1 study visit to activate young people in civic life with the use of Rückenwind and Erasmus +mobilities.
A continuous training and reflection is a must for youth workers. For this reason we included the reflection, sharing and evaluation circle in this application. To involve some of the youngsters in a seminar will be challenge, but rewarding in many ways - for youth workers and youngsters alike. We are going to separate the International Circle with Point Europa and Educere to make sure that the application will approved . With this new application it is impossible for us to put our projects in a planned multi measure one. We hope for the future the get the necessary possibilities to write a multi measure application without a limit for activities or participants.
Our focus is on the ones who very rarely participate in mobility projects - young people with severe challenges and restrictions.
Over the years we learned, how much international mobilities can be rewarding and how outstanding changes of lives through Youth in Action and ERASMUS+ can be!
With the indicated projects we would like to support self-development, cultural awareness, and wider understanding of Europe and the common challenges. We expect a more positive individual pathway trough this life-changing experience.
With the topics Inclusion, Dance, Health, Nature, healthy lifestyle and local community we would expect youngsters animated who are most probably not participating in any European program.
The youngsters will work together, across language barriers, to create something valued and important together. A great chance to build some solidarity and positive group dynamics.
Suitable supervision and training will always be in place, but the volunteers will also be called upon, perhaps for the first time in their lives, to take a responsible role in a piece of work, relying on other people and with others equally reliant on them.
The aim of the projects are to give young people with fewer opportunities more appetite to take part in further EU program projects. If they are interested after a youth exchange they could take part at EFD short term projects, EFD long term and later on the seminars. It should give the several projects a red line for the youngsters, partners and society as well.
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