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Youth Exchange Programm in Europe
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The aim of our project is establishing international relationships and exchange knowledge of different cultures to strengthen tolerance and the spirit of Europe. After the successes and positive experiences of the last years we have been able to revive the lasting European connection. In addition, the leader of the Northern Irish group has gained a lot of experience working with youngsters and has supervised the project in the past years. The subject racism in the German and Irish history plays a major role in our exchange program, pointing out the mistakes of the past generations and teaching the young people how to prevent them happening again in the future. The project should also give the youngsters the opportunity to get to know a foreign culture and to learn how to make compromises, adapt and be open minded towards different cultures and people. Additionally they should be given the opportunity to experience how to get along in a new group with people from different social backgrounds, cultures and origins. Our group is made up of 15 interested and committed young people aged between 15 and 18 years who decided to join the project after reading a newspaper advertisment. The participants are organizing the whole project by themselves to strengthen their independance and to involve their wishes. The independent organization of the project will result in a varied program which will appeal to both genders and guarantees their equal participation. The planned activities include cultural experiences as well as sport events and should show our exchange partners some of impreassions Bavaria. We hope that due to the EU support, even members of financial disadvantaged families are able to take part in this exchange. What is more, the project should help to improve the young Germans knowledge of the English language and also enable them to experience a new culture. As a result of this the participants will become more open minded and independent while learning how to show respect and tolerance towards people from different cultures.
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