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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Magazines:

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 an experience I wish everyone could have. The project focused on many topics that we deal with on a daily basis such as migration, refugees, inequality, barriers of different kinds that we both face and place for others to overcome. All activities were interactive and challenged the participants to come up with creative ideas, solutions or performances in a short period of time. The activities were made in a way to interact with people from different nationalities, religions & backgrounds and to question all our beliefs and cultural norms. 

Everything we did was inspiring and entertaining, a way to learn by doing and a way to learn from the others. I enjoyed every single moment and strongly recommend participating to anyone who enjoys international environment and learning in unconventional ways. 

Thank you all for being who you are, sharing your thoughts and ways of doing and special thanks to the organizers who outdid themselves! :)

Maria Kovalenko from Bulgaria

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