We are different, but united
Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: Nov 30, 2016
KA1, Youth exchange with partner countriesTitle: "We are different, but united" Dates: 10.09.2016-15.09.2016 (09.09 – arrival day, 16.09 – departure day)Participants age: 15-20 y.o., group leader 18+Group per country: 4 participants + 1 leader (Estonia as applicant and coordinator 6 + 1)Countries: Germany, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Spain, Ukraine, Armenia, PolandApplicant organization: NGO Youth Club Active (Estonia)Partner Organizations: ESW (Germany), DRONI (Georgia), Youth view non-governmental organization (Armenia), Agency for Free Development (Ukraine), Fundacja Pokolenia (Poland), AssociationDESE3 (Spain).Venue: Vihasoo youth camp, Tammispea village, Estonia Description of the project:The idea of making project appears, when we were taking part in YE in Estonia. After that we gathered group from Youth Club Active and started to think more deeper about appeared idea. We were talking a lot about how it is important to people to understand that we are all different, but we live on the same Earth, to respect different traditions and religions, to think about tolerance, to communicate with people of different attitudes. Nowadays, it become very relevant to focus on tolerance, as problem with refugees in Europe very high and a lot of people hate them. From leader of our organization we found out about opportunity to participate in seminar „Formula 2“ in Riga, Latvia that work on our idea deeper and try to realize it in action. We decided there to continue the topic of tolerance. In our opinion it is very important for youth in the age between15-20 to break stereotypes and build communication with different people. It is better to have your own opinion and experience in communication with different cultures, backgrounds and people from different social groups. Our faith and culture should not divide us but unite.The main aims and objectives: 1. To explore and overcome prejudices, stereotypes that disturb intercultural dialog and focus on tolerant thinking2. To find out how in our (in other) country (-ies) people relate to different cultures, traditions and religions (multicultural dialogue)3. To discover method photo and express tolerant thinking to different religious and cultures through it. To realize photo exhibition "We are different, but united"4. To focus on global European problems as racism, discrimination, refugee’s migration and deal with term “tolerant thinking” though multicultural dialogue that to avoid those problems. 5. To find ways how to break down the barriers and do not be afraid of communication in foreign language and express own point of view. 6. To make people confident in their point of view, to be able positively attitude to differentness among people in different countries with different backgrounds7. To discover your own understanding of the term „tolerance“ 8. To find a lot of new friends and partners, to build good relationship with youth from Armenia, Georgia, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Spain, Estonia and Belarus9. To improve skills and develop different competences in frames of non-formal learning. To deal with YouthPass as with instrument for self-reflection.
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