Sustainable Development Goals: Make it Happen
Start date: Dec 15, 2016,
End date: Dec 14, 2018
The Youth Exchange “Sustainable Development Goals: Make it Happen” will take place in Oeiras, Portugal, and has as main topics: Environment and Climate Change, Gender Equality/Equal Opportunities and international Cooperation, international relations, development cooperationThe project will involve 6 organizations from Portugal, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain and Greece. The idea of the project is to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to youngsters and give them tools to act in their achievement until 2030. Each group will be composed by 6 youngsters (between 18 to 25 years old) and 1 leader. The Portuguese group will have 2 leaders. In total there will be 43 participants in the youth exchange that will take place from 17 to 30 June 2017.The project took in consideration not only the Sustainable Development Goals, but also the celebrations of International Year of Global Understanding (2016) and International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (2017). The general objectives of the project are:* Promote the active citizenship of young people in general and their European citizenship in particular;*Develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular to promote social cohesion in the European Union;*Develop mutual understanding between young people from different countries;*To promote European cooperation in the youth field*To promote among young people and the community in general Erasmus + program in its various formsThe main specific objectives are:* To sensitize young people to the problems of society, taking them to act;* Introduce the topic of Sustainable Development Goals to young people;* Empowering young people with tools so that they can be engaged in the promotion of SDGWe believe that through the various non-formal education activities proposed we can achieve these goals, since the entire project was traced back to the question we all have a duty to contribute to a more sustainable world, in its all dimensions. Some of the activities are workshops, volunteering actions, sport activities, ateliers, Street Action, Role-play activities, cultural visits and intercultural evenings. By joining young people from different countries we are to contributing to the cultural enrichment of all participants and their awareness of the diversity that surrounds them. Also the participants will develop skills in areas like entreperneurship, social situations, environment and others. The participants will also need to take responsibilities or manage time and resources. All these knowledge will be helpfull in their future integration in labour market. In a long term, all the partners will benefit from the results of the project as youngsters will go back to their comunities and try to implement some of their laernings or even their small projects proposed during the activity. Also for the future we wope we can keep the cooperation with them in different Erasmus +. For local comunity, the project will also allow them to know more about the SDG, discover Erasmus + and new realities through the contact with youngster from different countries. We also hope this contribute for breaking stereotypes.
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