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The Butterfly effect
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Feb 28, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

As the name of this youth exchange »The butterfly effect« shows already, we would like to point out the awareness and importance of our daily routines to the world in the broadest possible sense. Thus this particular youth exchange will focus mainly on global education topics: sustainable development, global interdependedness, production chains and fairtrade. The idea stems from the youh volunteers and their involment and active paritcipation in forms of nonformal learning. They and heir peers were facing various challenges concening interconnectedness of the production chains and the impact of their daily routines on other people as well as he environment. Young people have found that tools that have been developed during participation in non-formal education helped them to act more responsibly towards other people and nature. As well to be able to think criticaly which helps them on a daily basis to face a variety of management options, both in the private as well as business sphere of their life. The possibility for a better insight also as strengthening multicultural competences they wish to pass on to their peers. Learning through the themes of sustainable development, global interdependence, the production of goods and fair trade, they seem ideal to explore the effects of integration of our everyday practices. At the same time to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills and competences of young people, promote tolerance and solidarity. 26 participants from five European countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Slovenia) will be participating in the activities of the themes of global learning. During that time they will visit the ethical and socially responsible cooperatives/companies, where they will learn about socially responsible business models. They will also create the brochure, which will serve as a guide and the transfer of the mainstream consumption towards more sustainable behavior. The primary objective is to arouse the interest of young people for more sustainable practices, global learning and ethically and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Through various activities we expect them to develop skills of selfinitiative, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, working in a multicultural environment and enhance awareness of the importance of lifelong learning process. By issuing brochures we also aim at a long-term effect of such promotions Erasmus+ as well as greater involvement of young people during the actual exchange. After all they will have the opportunity to experience the valuable effects of their own work for others and therefore srengtened a sense of their own competence whether chanching their daily routines or thinking about their career opportunities and development.
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