Erasmus +:KA1 - Youth Exchange - Programme Countries

Place:Cyprus, Paralimni

Dates:26/11/2016 - 03/12/2016

Project Description:

Obtaining a degree or diploma is almost a prerequisite for our youth today and the ability to freely move to other countries to study has allowed our youth to obtain education from almost any university in the world.  However having a degree does not guarantee employment.  As a matter of fact on of the factors that create large amounts of unemployment is the fact that so many people have degrees in the same fields.  Another issue of concern is that not all universities are recognised with the same respect in different countries.  Some universities are so well known that simply having a degree from that university could secure employment but then we realise that these universities also happen to be the most expensive thus not accessible to all.

Our projects aims to look at education and the value of education, meaning the value of it when we come back to our country and the value associated with the chances of finding employment with that degree or diploma.  

We have seen that young people follow fashionable educational choices and we want to evaluate this to help young people make more informed choices regarding education so that they are more employable after their education.  Giving them the tools to understand the markets before they start their studies and to make more informed choices.

The main issues covered during this youth exchange is youth unemployment and finding ways to prevent the unemployment problem for youth by giving them the tools to understand future markets and current markets to make more informed choices in education.  We will look at educational facilities and how their degrees are received in our countries and how we can understand the impact of our educational choices.  

We will also look at other methods to increase skills and competences of young people to increase their employability.  The project will allow the young people to exchange knowledge and experiences to help each other prepare for the labour markets.

 

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

 

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1. Business Times

2. Career Booster

3. Career Vision

4. Dope Magazine

5. Employment TIME

6. got WORK ?

7. Labor Magazine

8. SUCCESS

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission (Erasmus + Programme). This publication article reflects the views only of the author(s), and the 

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Testimonials

Thank's to the Youth Exchange „Where do i Belong?” organized in Romania, in a wonderful area, named Predeal, i would like to think that i just found out where my soul and heart feels the best. 

In the first days were more relaxed and had enough space and opportunities to get to know each other and to accommodate.

So we took baby steps at first but I feel like we learned how to communicate better with people from other cultures (develop our social skills) and the most important aspect is that we were all the time encouraged to make friends through cooperation.

Personally i feel that there was not a single person with who i didn't interact with or had a dynamic activity with. 

I had the opportunity as well to organize a first workshop regarding the asylum seekers procedure from Romania together with Mihaela which decreased my fear for public speaking and also helped me to reach full potential when i want to transmit an idea in front of a numerous people.

Each activity that we had (name games, role play, creating a video, a magazine, a song about our experience during this days, building a country together, migrating to another cultures and become minority, crocodile game, game of thrones, etc) had a moral story behind, a problem that people are facing in different situations. 

This activities helped us to synchronize as a group, to realize all the barriers that a migrant, a refugee for example needs to go through, or maybe how all the stereotypes regarding genders affects our daily life without even recognize them. 

After all, I am pleased to say that this project has been really useful to share our experience, to overcome our fears, to learn to work as a one mind group, to connect everybody with everybody. Even the hosting place was amazing and the staff has been delighted and implicated.  

I am taking a picture in my memory palace to be sure that i will never forget this experience and the beautiful people which actually made this happen.

Thank you, my friends!

Anita Toth from Romania

 

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