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Stories for Changes
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Mar 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Year 2015 was European Year for Development (EYD) the fist year that EU dedicated for it's foreign affairs and Latvia had a great role in the process as we are holding our Presidency of the European Council. Latvian development organizations were willing to share their experience with local and international youth and youth worker community. Therefore we have developed the project "STORIES FOR CHANGES" that aimed to promote the EYD, concept of glocalization and responsible global citizenship through the STORYTELLING approach inspiring and explaining how to live sustainable and responsible in everyday reality and why it is important. In order to reach the aim project had following activities: 1) Training course for 24 youth workers from 12 countries (Latvia, Poland, Spain, Romania, Estonia, Portugal, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Belgium) in Latvia from 21st -28th of August. The aim of the training course was to explain EYD, raise awareness on global education issues, concept of glocalization, responsible global citizenship and learn how to promote these ideas through the STORYTELLING in order "translate" global issues for local and personal realities. 2) Storytelling campaigns in each partners country in a period from September - December, 2015 to promote EYD, raise awareness on global issues and above all - help to link them with daily youth realities and activate for sustainable and responsible everyday life; 3) Follow up meeting in Latvia from 4th - 8th of January, 2016 to evaluate project activities, specifically local campaigns, develop further cooperation and very important to celebrate the success of the EYD together with LAPAS (Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation), EYD Youth Good Will Ambassadors and other Latvian NGOs who work in global education field. This was important celebration event and participants of the project had an opportunity to meet organizations who have been involved in Latvian Presidency activities, developing many EU level events. Project has following results: +) 24 youth workers from 12 different countries aware of EYD and global educations issues and they act as change ambassadors in their communities; +) storytelling campaigns carried out in 12 countries across Europe to reach more that 1600 youth; +) active promotion and communication on social networks promoting campaign as well as use EYD official communication channels on social networks to spread the message from youth in EU and beyond. The greatest impact of the project is empowered young people across Europe who know their role in global world and and they live sustainable and responsible in their every day life.
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