Fairytale - European treasury of Wisdom (Youth Exchange in Poland, October 2011)
The project is called the Fairytale - European treasury of Wisdom - (Fairy Tales - Treasure of Wisdom) and the applicable knowledge of legends and fairy tales. The project, will take 8 days. The project will be implemented as part of 1.1. Youth Exchange with the Youth in Action. ” The project will be attended by a group of 45 young people (15 PL, 15 EST and 15TR). The main theme of theproject is a European awareness and religious dialogue. A project dedicated to the legends will help us understand the formation of the European Union, Poland, Turkey and Estonia, and to demonstrate it in a very creative way. Activities that will be used in the project will review the main concern of legends and fairy tales directly related to Europe. Our task will be to create a fictional legend, in which the main characters will be Polish, Estonian andTurkish. We will also present our stories that we learned in childhood, and moved by us today. We will take part in a masked ball, where w e will disguise our self as fabulous and legendary figures (we will be kings, princesses and dragons). During the workshops and activities with the European Union we will increase our knowledge in this topic.
Youth on the Move: European Migration and Youth Mobility (Training Course in Georgia, September 2011)
This seven-day training course, taking place in Kobuleti, Georgia, in September 23rd and October 1st , 2011, will gather 32 youth NGOs workers dealing with migration issues from EU and EECA countries to address issues pertaining to challenges and opportunities related to migration and mobility in Europe. Issues such as East-West and South-North migration, European mobility programmes as well as raising awareness of the challenges of international migration and the role of young people in it will be discussed. As a result of the training course, participating youth workers will gain knowledge and skills necessary in developing migration and mobility-related projects in their countries and communities. Estonian participants: Heleri, Raido and Ilja.
Nice Poland – Cool Estonia (Youth Exchange in Poland, September 2011)
The project ”Nice Poland - Cool Estonia” is implemented under the program ”Youth in Action”action 1.1. Youth Exchange.The project will be carried out priorities for the year 2011 related to creativity and entrepreneurship. An important element ofthe project will be to implement the priorities fixed the Youth in Action: European citizenship, involving young people with feweropportunities, cultural diversity. ”Nice Poland - Cool Estonia” is the brainchild of a group of youngpeople who want to change from time to time his monotonous life. The project will participate 45 young people from Polish andEstonian. When we got to know of each other’s culture, tradition and customs. We’ll see a history of Polish and Estonian, tastycuisine of these countries. The photographs and films will be able to enjoy the beautiful nature of the eastern part of Europe. The project will also workshop on the European Union in particular, European citizenship. We will discuss the issues related toxenophobia and racism. There will also workshops on human rights, democracy and equality.The main methods used in the project include - workshops, brainstorming, creative discussions, actively spend time outdoorsand artistic activities.
European Umbrella, On The Same Sky (Youth Exchange in Spain, August 2011)
The aim is of youth exchange is centered on the concept of European identity and citizenship. It is known that each community has a series of common features, traditions, ways of living, etc that clearly differentiate them from others. What about Europe? Is there a European identity? Various answers come to our minds. This is the reason why our target is to discover what the European identity is by giving emphasis on different aspects such as gastronomic traditions, music and our lifestyle. We will conclude what we do have in common and what European identity means. Finally, we will try to clarify what European citizenship is and what should be in our opinion. Many times we hear about it but do we know what it means? This project will be done in Jerez de la Frontera and Campano, with groups from Greece, Estonia, Norway, Turkey, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Spain during 10 days. We will develop the intercultural learning, tolerance, and European awareness. For achieving our aims we use methods based on tasks division from the cooperation, creating small groups to increase the participation, and learning from each other. We will have games to unify the group (starting in the countryside to increase the convivence) and create an adequate background of working, cultural exhibitions (based on National Evenings), contact to local people (on gymkhana and debates), role game and cultural visits. Estonian participants: Heleri, Greete, Kaisa, Katja and Tiia.
E-Nature (Youth Exchange in Slovenia, June 2011)
The multilateral youth exchange “e-Nature” is a project within the Youth in Action program which promotes healthy lifestyle and living in nature which is changing every day. Through the ecology we will try to connect past with present and future as well and local and global aspects, which goes hand in hand with man and nature-friendly and healthy lifestyle. The main purpose is to spread awareness about environmental concerns while personally making an impact. Many of the items regular people use every day can be improved to be reusable and reduce waste. For instance, participants will try to make homemade "eco houses" with collected materials from surrounding area. We are planning excursions around the mountains and forest to collect data about current environmental worries and to enjoy place with fresh mountain air. The nice summer weather will be used as an opportunity to bike short distances, rather than taking the car. Trips to the town and other surrounding places will be part of activities.
We will include many experts in the project, which will prepare workshops and lectures and tips to teach the next generation about sustainability and green living.
By the end of project and after, participants will present their awareness on most innovative way they can provide. Perhaps the best way to spread awareness is to take advantage of all the social networking sites which are so prevalent today. Through mediums as simple as a Facebook status, hundreds of people can take note of what others are doing and be inspired to participate as well in future projects.
Take Your Chance, Be The Change! (Training Course in Rwanda, May 2011)
Kigali 2011 : “Take your chance, Be the change!” has one main aim : to create a Europe – Africa network of young people promoting diversity and a culture of peace through the media. To achieve this aim, we want to complete six objectives : to train a group of 24 youngsters from Europe (12) and Africa (12) to raise their awareness of their own stereotypes and prejudices, to raise their awareness of their consequences in society and to raise their awareness of the role played by media in spreading these to the public. In addition, we also want to help them to develop skills to act as multipliers on a local level, to provide them a space to share their own experiences in the media, the youth field work and the non-formal education and to reinforce the existing partnerships between African and European organizations, to stimulate new ones and to sustain long term collaborations. Estonian participant: Heleri
From Field To The Plate
The overall aim of this youth exchange is to raise awareness of healty food policies and draw attention to food security. During the project, youngsters are going to work and get acknowledge about possible ideas about healty food itself and promotion of it. Inside the activity programme the participants are going to have chance to meet with local people such as university students and local NGO’s. There will be some local activities which participants are going to do with the local people to mainstream food issues. Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Turkey are the partner countries. Estonian participants: Bret, Geete, Rasmus, Johanna-Brit, Henri and Anton.