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Start date: 06 Jun 2016, End date: 05 Jan 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Context: Fashion is one of the things which distinguish young people from others and with new fashion young people bring new ideas to society. With fashion we express and communicate a lot of things about ourself, about our cultures and it's historical backgrounds. So we want to rise our consciousness about that. Besides we believe that developing our individual (not mainstream) fashion we could rise acceptance of differences in our society (in the context of immigrants theme). It should be mentioned, that by critically analyzing various elements of fashion (f.e. advertisement of certain lifestyle/wearing), we could rise critical thinking in our circles and in this way to minimize populist tendencies in our societies. Besides partner organization want to develop their international cooperation skills and learn from each other, especially helping Lithuanian partner to implement his first international project.Aim Group:Project is firstly designed for youngsters with fewer opportunities. We are aiming to reach participants from rural areas or young people who can't find job.Project content:6 partners put stress in active participation of young people in all parts of the project: preparation-exchange-follow up activities. In preparation phase: the groups will have 1 day meetings for setting their individual goals, wishes for the project and understanding non formal way of living; 2 investigation of national fashion and critical thinking of processes in societies. Exchange phase responsibilities are equally shared among all 6 partners. Beside theme topics for each day, we have concrete time in the program to reflect learning points. The program is designed in the way, that in learning process would take part participants body (f.e. for "slow fashion" analysis from day4 to day 7 will be used in different surrounding-nature without a lot of things from civilization), feelings (f.e. morning circles, feed back session day 7) and brain (f.e. Schulz Von Thun 4 ears model to analyze info; or principles of Fair trade). It should be mentioned that in the end of exchange participants themselves will organize event for local community. To support participants initiatives during exchange we will have spaces to bring important for young people their topic ( Loesje critical writing part; flipchart to put ideas how to improve exchange, walking in the nature experience when everyone will work on personal issues rised themselves.At follow up participants will initiate one event at home countries and will have 1 group meeting to end the project and to see results in personal developmentBasic educational elements of project‘s activities:-Creative methods, which push out participants from their comfort zone;-Regular reflection and documentation of learning process;-Participants involvement into changing/ offering/ leading various parts of the program in all 3 parts (preparation-exchange-folllow up) of the project;-Methods involving into learning process different environments +participant's body/feelings/brain;-Event about Sustainable and fair trade fashion for local community, which will be organized by international group;-Participants initiated event in local community (in follow up phase and at the end of exchange phase), where they will try to inspire other people with ideas which they found out at project activities;-working according Ruth Cohn "TZI" principle (where any theme which is brought by group member is more important than topic "fashion")in small international groups. Outcomes for participants: Knowledge of preference learning way (how do participants go from unknown to known)-Attitude, that body+feeling are as important as brain in learning process- Skill to look at the phenomenas via different corners perspectives (to be critical)-Skill to set personal aims;-competence of communication your personal needs via different medias;-skills to speak in front of the group;- competence of self reflection out of interaction with different nationality people;-attitude to take action to change things that do not work in their surroundings;-skills to describe personal strengths and accept personal weaknesses;-attitude to tolerate other persons' values and behaviors;-Skills critically analyze information or messages which are going from mass-media/ advertisement/ mainstream-skills of being creative and solving problems in creative way;-competences of "slow culture" (skill of communication with other people; skills of reflecting day/event; skill of taking time for thinking about direction/values of the life; skill of writing diary...);-competence of accepting your unique and authentic life (lifestyle, fashion);-competences of evaluating and learning from concrete behavior/experience.In the section H1 is also described concrete impact of the project to each partner organisation.
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