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Promoting Inclusive Society

Sunny beaches, ancient culture, astonishing architecture, beautiful nature, and do not forget the most important part - the most delicious pasta. That is Sicily, the place we were honored to visit, and the island that facilitated our Erasmus+ Youth Exchange. To be specific - it was the city of Agrigento (do not forget to pronounce it with an Italian accent) in which our project took place. Agrigento is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Sicily, which is known for its ancient temples and unique atmosphere. 

We had the opportunity to meet and get to know amazing young people from Italy, Greece, Spain, Romania and Bulgaria. The theme of our project wasPromoting Inclusive Society”, so during the eight days spent there, we tried our best to understand the topic of inclusion and promote it. Various workshops, debates, group projects and team activities helped us accomplish our goals. Very interesting and educational was the discussion with the refugees in Agrigento, who shared with us their experiences and made us realize how much different our situations (as European citizens) are. 

One distinctive thing about this project was the degree to which we engaged with the local community, meaning that we actually went out to the streets and talked to a lot of people. We even recorded some of our activities and uploaded them to an internet page we created: http://proinclusion.tilda.ws/, so that the whole world can see what we were doing and what every one of us can do to help our country be a better place for everyone. 

It was the most wonderful experience and we are truly grateful for the fact that we have been able to participate. Not only did we learn a lot of things and helped others enrich their knowledge about inclusion, we have also had tons of fun! We hope that we will be able to go to another project and experience these incredible things at least one more time.  

 

Ciao! 

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Promoting Inclusive Society
(Youth exchange)

 

 

Understand better the prejudices and stereotypes

 

/24.5.-31.5.2022/Agrigento/Italy

Organizator of the project: FreeMinds in Action

The youth exchange will take place between the 24th of May to the 31st of May 2022 in the town of Agrigento in Italy.

About the project: The project aims to understand better the prejudices and stereotypes in our communities and learn to overcome them. By having as participants youngsters with a different background a safe learning environment will be created and a unique opportunity for everyone to share ideas and learn from others experience in order to see which is the best way to fight exclusion. The participants will learn how to present their culture, how to meet, accept, share their respect towards other cultures and characters, to show an interest in cooperation and communication with young people from other European countries

Objectives of the project:

  • make participants aware about their personal and cultural identity;
  • make participants recognize prejudice and all forms of discrimination;
  • develop empathy, critical thinking and communication skills;
  • create an inclusive environment for participants; develop actions which deal with discrimination;
  • to enable the participants to use theatre as a tool for education, communication and affirmation to increased self-empowerment and self-esteem of the youngsters

Working Language: English

Participating Countries: Italy, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia

Príbehy účastníkov

 Who is the ideal participant in the project?

  • 18-30 years old
  • Age of leader: no limit, but must be over 18, teachers, youth worker
  • gender balance
  • interested in the topic of the exchange

Group requirements:

In particular, the group's role will be to actively participate in the project program in an effort to meet its defined objectives. The secondary task will be to present Slovakia and its culture in an interactive form during the "Intercultural night" and to present Slovakia and its climate problems.

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Important info:

Accommodation, meals, and the program throughout the project are fully reimbursed according to the rules of the Erasmus + program through the project organizer.

Travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants.

Each participant is individually responsible for the planning and implementation of the trip. Extremely important: The participant is obliged to keep the travel document to and from the destination and hand it over / send it to the project organizer according to his instructions.

Insurance: Travel insurance is NOT paid by the participants or subsequently reimbursed. Each participant is obliged to take out health insurance, which is valid in Italy.

How to apply for the project?

Send us your CV (in English) + motivation about why YOU should go to this project at project@youthfullyyours.sk

INFOPACK can be found HERE!!!

Deadline to apply: ASAP

The project is financially supported by the Erasmus + program.

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