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Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Jul 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This project will take place in Portugal in Torre de Moncorvo to guide teenagers and young people. This project is composed by 2 activities: Advanced Planning Visit (APV) from the 11th to the 13th of November 2016 for 12 participants and Youth Exchange (YE) from the 1st to the 8th of April 2017 for 36 participants. The project will be coordinated by Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Torre de Moncorvo, involving 5 sending partner organisations. The main objectives are: - improve informal and non-formal competences & skills of participants, teenagers & young people to improve personal development and employability in the European labour market;- raise expectations towards future, open minds and broaden horizons of people with fewer opportunities;- promote active citizenship in society, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity;- foster quality improvements in youth work;- enhance the international dimension of youth activities and the role of youth work;- develop basic and transversal skills: entrepreneurship, digital and multilingualism (Portuguese, Romanian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Estonian and Greek).The participants should be self motivated, proactive, creative, with handwork skills, self-initiative, willing to take on new challenges, flexible and ready to help in different tasks related with teenagers/young people. A high motivation to work with this group and special interest on music, dance, theatre, sports, cooking, computers, handicrafts, gardening, history can be an added value. So, is expected the participants to have a positive attitude, patience and good listening capacity.Working methods used/Activities planned:- group dynamics, conversations, cultural visits, internet research, presentations, drawing, singing, body expression, dancing, cooking, active participation, games, workshops, e-mails sending, gathering audiovisual material, meetings, presentations about Erasmus+ Programme.Results expected:- creation of promotional materials done by participants to be used by all partner organizations & other stakeholders to disseminate the project in events and social networks.Impact envisaged:- development of new skills, abilities and competences of participants & the community involved in personal, social and cultural field to raise employability chances;- build new research, analysis and evaluation tools, in order to produce better practices in the future;- create positive awareness on participants & the local community about different cultures;- offer support and provide new ideas, points of view, methods and techniques and improve their capacity to provide quality activities to the participating organisations beneficiaries;- improve the work of the sending organisations in preparing future participants;- motivate other young people to take part in Erasmus+ Programme.The potential longer term benefits:- increased chances of employability for participants;- improved learning performance;- increased sense of initiative and entrepreneurship as well as active participation in society;- increased self-empowerment and self-esteem;- enhanced intercultural awareness;- better awareness of what's a European project and E.U. values;- increased motivation for taking part in future (formal/non-formal) education or training opportunities abroad;- improved foreign languages competences; - increased number of people taking part in Erasmus+ Programme;- better quality in youth work in partner organisations in favour of young people; - increased motivation and satisfaction in the daily work.

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