Youth Violence Behaviors - 2.0 Threath
Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Nov 30, 2015
The project titled Youth Violence Behaviors - 2.0 Threath, promoted by the Municipality of Sant'Alessio Siculo (ME), was a combined project, composed by a Study Visit and a Youth Exchange under the KA1 - Programme Countries.
The activities of the project have been held in Sant'Alessio Siculo – Italy, scheduled in the following way: the Study Visit from 10th to 16th September 2015 and the Youth Exchange from 20th to 28th October 2015.
The Project involved Public Bodies and NGO coming from Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal, Estonia, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Latvia, Hungary, Spain e Romania.
To the Study Visit have taken part 3 representatives from each countries, In total 30 participants + 3 Staff, actively working with young people by offering them the opportunity to participate in activities and workshops in which they can improve their skills and awareness of Youth thematic at European level and to experience and try new non formal methodologies . To the Youth Exchange have taken part the same organizations with the involvement of 4 young people and 1 Group Leader for each one, in total 40 youngsters and 10 group leader. The project, inspired by the main idea of respect for diversity and feeling of tolerance, prevention of violence and the conscious use of new technologies and social networking, Antidiscrimination and social inclusion, which expose young people to new forms of violence known as cyber bullying, sexting and online threats. The main objective of the project was to promote a “Safe” culture of network: the good practices are widely disseminated and to help boys and girls to increase their sense of well-being, preventing antisocial behavior and reduce discrimination and exclusion phenomena and marginalization. The project aimed to increase the knowledge and ability to protect young people when using Internet and particularly the social networks, including through mobile technologies available today, which make access to the network is always available. The project intended to develop competences for youth workers, youth leaders, trainers and young people that contribute to a spirit of mutual understanding and respect of each other, to raise awareness of understanding of other cultures by offering them the opportunity to build international networks of contacts. The working methods envisaged have been based on the principles of non formal education which promotes the active learning, among youth workers and young people and the peer exchange of knowledge: both are based on the learning by doing and on the horizontal cooperation between participants, in order to ensure the individual personal and professional development. The activities scheduled were: Presentation performed by each partner, Social Games, Workshop, Ice Breaking and Socializing Games, Creativity Games, Seminar and learning moments, Working Group, Brainstorming, Experience Laboratory, Press Conference, Case Studies, Simulation Game, Teambuilding Activities, Exchange of good practices, Networking, Evaluation, Intercultural Night, Moments of debates, Panel Discussion and Comparison. Furthermore this articulated project also offered the space for establishment of new network and cooperation for future international youth projects. Through the use of a non formal methodology, has been carried out activities that saw youth workers, trainers, youth leaders working together with young people to design project and to realize a final product, as toolkit in downloadable format against violence and cyberbullism, to be presented to schools that served as material for dissemination and follow up of the results of project.
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