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YE - Crossover Europe
Start date: May 1, 2016, End date: Nov 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Youth Exchange "Crossover Eurrope"Countries involved: Norway, Portugal, Italy and CyprusNumbers of partcipants: 28Numbers of leaders: 8Numbers of facilitators: 2Age of participants: 15-20 yearsDate: 2nd of July to 1oth of July 2016Venue: Tomar, PortugalThe idea of this project was created by a group of Norwegian and Portuguese youth after finishing another youth exchange in April 2015. They wanted a follow up of the first project, and to develop it they invited two more countries to join. The objectives of the exchange is to learn about and compare food and traditions in the four involved countries. We will have a special focus on the traditions in the hosting country, and use this as a tool to discuss and share experinces and knowledge with each other. Another important objective is of course the mulicultural dimension in the life of youngsters from different regions in Europe. Improving social skills is also important in general. By focuisng on food and traditons we will also have the opportunity to learn more about healthy lifestile. In the end this objetives are a tool in the work to increase multicultural awarness amongst youngsters, and rise respect and tolerance between different cultures. It`s a small, but still important step in right direction working against racism and xenophobia. Hopefully this project will broaden the horizon of the participants involved, and also make impact on the people around the participants as family, friends etc.
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