Maneken Challenge "United In Diversity":

 

Erasmus +:KA1 - Youth Exchange - Programme Countries

 

Place:Cyprus, Paralimni

 

Dates:18/11/2016 - 26/11/2016

 

Countries: Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, FY Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine 

 

Participants: 4 participants age 18 - 30, plus 1 leader of any age

 

Project Description:

There is much discrimination in Europe and most of it is based on ignorance and fear of the unknown. Stereotypes are created and this project will allow young people from different countries to learn about each other in order to overcome these common problems. The main objective of the project is to overcome different forms of discrimination through methods of giving the opportunity to young people to learn from each other and to develop friendships. Also exchanging good practices between each other to allow for a stronger approach to combating discrimination and xenophobia in youth. We will cover various fields of discrimination and marginalisation that youth experience today, including gender equality, bullying, various forms of discrimination like race, religion and orientation and we will also review EU policy regarding equality and discrimination.
As a result of the freedom of mobility within the EU we see a great increase in young people moving to other EU countries to work or simply to live there and this gives rise to a lot of discrimination and in many cases problems for the local communities and also the foreigners living in these countries.
Our project hopes to address these issues and bring to light methods for better understanding and cooperation so that we can truly live united in Europe with all our diversities. The idea is to understand and respect the different cultures by embracing similarities and understanding and respecting differences. Taking the good elements of other cultures, traditions and customs and allowing them to form our own cultures and individualities. We will celebrate and embrace the European moto of United in Diversity and teach young people how to live by this moto to promote enlargement of the EU and peaceful cooperation and existence of its citizens.

Food, Accomodation is covered 100%. Travel Costs up to budget according to Erasmus + programme.

 

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1. Intermission

2. Humanity

3. Hearth

4. EUth Perspectives

5. 2gether 4ever

6. Progress

7. The Peafecul

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission (Erasmus + Programme). These publication(s) article(s), video(s) and magazine(s) reflect the views only of the author(s), and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Testimonials

"Where do I belong?" Youth Exchange - Romania was one of the most beautiful and succesful experiences I have had so far. I feel truly grateful for each and every person, story and moment we shared. The knowledge gained, the learning outcomes and engagement of participants was inspiring. The quality of each national team stood out throughout the entire project as the group dynamic grew with each day. WDIB was yet another amazing chance to work close to OTI representatives, to absorb their know-how and to gain new skills, as the involvment of each participant was taken care of, offering a feeling of empowerment and involvement. On a logistical level, the organising was spot on and each impediment was solved in a natural way, as part of the learning process. The chemistry we, as facilitators, felt was impressive and it gave us even more reasons to feel like it is worth it to keep going and to make the change we wish to make. After participating in many Eramus + projects, I can truly say this was one of the very best. This gives me hope and excitement for what is yet to come. Where do I belong? Where people as beautiful as those on this project are :) Thank you, OTI!!!

Teo Sarbu from Romania - "Where Do I Belong"

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