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YOUth in Charge
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Oct 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"YOUth in Charge" is a youth exchange targeting 40 marginalized young people from Denmark and Moldova. The project aims at enhancing social cohesion of the participating young people, by fostering an entrepreneurial spirit among them and increasing their self-awareness. The project is made in cooperation with Copiii Bugeacului - a youth organization from south Moldova which, for more than a decade, has created and offered non-formal education offers to local marginalized youth. The project has the following objectives: - To give participants the opportunity to be resourceful and bring a local change; - To give participants the opportunity to reflect upon their potential, and visions for the future; - To promote entrepreneurial thinking among participants as a means of fighting to social marginalization. In order to reach its objectives and successfully attain its aim, the youth exchange will offer participants the following activities: 1. Activities enhancing participants self-awareness; 2. Activities promoting entrepreneurial thinking; 3. Activities giving participants opportunity to identify needs of the local community; 4. Activities enhancing participants social involvement by delivering small-scale actions. During the youth exchange will be used such methods as group discussions, interactive presentations, documentation through video, photo-voice, surveys and interviews, self-reflection, problem tree. The project will create a zone of free expectations where the participants will have a chance to be resourceful and bring a small contribution in the local community. Their self-awareness shall be enhanced and it is expected that they will adopt a proactive and entrepreneurial attitudes towards their challenges. The project is expected to create impact on the local community especially through the small scale actions designed and implemented by the participants, as well as through follow up activities. The project is desired to be a contribution to the achievement of Europe 2020 strategy, in particular of the poverty and social exclusion headline targets. The project is, furthermore, enhancing the cooperation between Programme and Partner countries by offering young people mobility activities while enhancing their active participation and social inclusion.
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