Start date: May 1, 2016,
End date: Apr 30, 2017
Through the "You(th) dream" youth exchange and its activities based on non formal education, 60 young people and 10 leaders from Spain, Turkey and Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria will acquire competences necessary to become participative and able to dream and realize their ideas. We consider that the main goal of youth leaders’ work today is to encourage youth to take charge of their lives by addressing their situations and then take action in order to improve their access to resources and transform their consciousness through their beliefs, values and attitudes.All that will be based on the following objectives: -To involve a group of motivated young people who meet some basic requirements and whose participation may result in an effective and proactive contribution and in sustainable development initiatives after the project’s conclusion-By using non-formal and informal learning, to provide knowledge and tools aimed at enabling rural young to take advantage of all possible opportunities;-To promote the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge and to motivate rural young to work for their development and for active participation;-To motivate young people to review, develop and propose any recommendations and ideas;- To establish friendships with people from different cultures and through that, strengthen the European conscience and the feeling of belonging to the EU.METHODOLOGY:The methodology of the activities is based on the principles of non formal education, in order to facilitate a structured frame but at the same time a flexible one, for the learning process of the participants. The activities will focus on the importance of learning in groups, the importance of learning through games and experiments, horizontal relations, respect and an equilibrium between theory and practice.ACTIVITIES:All activities have the aim of strengthening young people's the ability to make possible their ideas/ wishes to come true. By those we will promote youth initiatives, active participation of young people in our society and development of key competences, so necessary to make their dreams come true in the future. Those activities are compound of educational sessions, creative sessions, reflection session, case studies, groups and individual tasks, debates, videos, etc.RESULTS:Tangible results:1. Several small projects to be realized within the exchange groups;2. Several projects of social, cultural or educational character to be realized on local level with the participation of the inhabitants themselves and to be duplicated in participants' local communities;3.Young people able to ask for help, present their ideas, take risk, creative, realists, committed and participative, among others;LONG TERM BENEFITS:Young people with initiative, able to dream and realize their dreams, and to spread their ideas and energy to others.
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