Zero youth risks challenge
Start date: May 8, 2016,
End date: Nov 7, 2016
The idea of this project is motivated by the European social alarm that is occurring in the formal and informal education due to the increased number of peer harassment (one in four young people suffers harassment or violence from their peers / friends).Around 600,000 teenagers between 14 and 28 commit suicide every year in the world, a figure, which at least half of all cases, has any connection with bullying; being the European countries hardest hit by this phenomenon, accounting about 200,000 suicides per year.As the number of youth bullying rapidly increases, measures must be taken to try to solve this big problem, affecting even the families of the aggressors and attacked and also the staff working with young people not knowing how to address this great social phenomenon.Several different risk behaviors can affect the development and welfare of our youth. Among them we can mention: the bullying and school violence, alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, discrimination and exclusion of groups.The prevention of risk behaviors is an important need in our work with young people, and it is relevant to approach it and know how to help young people and prevent them.Objectives:- Improve and renew the tools for trainers, educators, monitors in youth prevention - Provide information on bullying to workers, families, young people and society in general- Sensitize and educate young people, teachers, coaches, trainers about the need of prevention.- Exchange realities regarding the topics of the project in the participating countries.- Share experiences and best practices with other trainers, educators, monitors.- Become familiar with different tools and methods of non-formal education for prevention and work with youth.- Encourage the establishment of anti-bullying and anti-violence policies.- Develop different activities for personal development and skills of the participants.- Hold presentation about and encourage cooperation in the new Erasmus + ProgramProfile of the participants:People working in the field of youth, trainers, teachers, monitors, youth workers whose daily work is to help the young people, to improve their skills and motivate them every day.22 participants from 11 countries (Spain, Slovakia, Macedonia, Malta, Sweden, Estonia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Romania, Hungary and Greece) will take part in the project.Results:- Web-blog of the project to put all materials, project results.- Facebook group to share all the materials and exchange of experiences with the participants- Flick where we will upload all project photos.- Youtube channel where we will upload all videos created during the project.- Public media. We will also use the networks of the project partners for dissemination of results.- Logo. We will use on all the materials to disseminate the project.Impact:The most important impact of this project will be on the participants giving them the opportunity to train themselves through different workshops, learn about different realities in other European countries, new tools and methods to prevent youth risks among young people, active participation in an international activity, improving their communication skills in English.We hope that the participants will create a multiplier effect, that when they will return to their countries can provide their associations ideas, workshops and activities to work with young people with the goal to prevent bullying, promote integration, etc.
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