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Start date: Feb 2, 2015, End date: Sep 2, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Our project is meant to be for "young Europeans working for gender equality and good practice." The exchange took place in Tortona, Piedmont - Italy, and involved Tortona (IT) and Maracena (ES). The preparation activities started in March and the project ended in late July having delayed implementation from March to June, with the final evaluation and reports shared between the two organizations. 43 young people between 15 and 18 years and 8 leaders were hosted in Tortona in June 2015 and dealt with the issue of gender equality, the sharing of good relationships based on respect, acceptance of diversity whether gender or cultural or religious, to the development of practices that reinforce self-esteem, to educational approaches that train to conflict resolution, to identify and to overcome stereotypes and contain its effects. We wanted to train for optimism and self-esteem, develop practices and experiences that help young people to understand and accommodate the diversity of individual and collective value, introducing the theme of the fight against gender violence. The aim of the project highlight paths that promote personal development and lead to an improvement and development of the youth policies at the local level, contributed to improve our ability to impact on a regional, national and European. With this youth exchange we wanted to guarantee and share basic values such as non violence, interculturality (no racism), social integration, environmental awareness, solidarity, healthy habits, courage, self-improvement , friendship and camaraderie, to achieve greater equality and social justice, to promote the development of solidarity in all its dimensions, and through the exchange of ideas, information and experience among / the young, overcoming gender stereotypes and not only. In the project we had also... witches, fairies, stories and history ... it teaches and marks. We believe this project with young people has left a significant mark in the young because it had a strong impact on the emotional part of each of us. Key project in the operational strategy of prevention of the project Youth 4 Youth internal European Daphne program that acts as a guide and reference of the women's groups that make prevention and treatment of violence in the two countries.
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