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vineri, 8 noiembrie 2019

Non-Formal methods used...

The project activities were aimed to engage young people through active participation, which is a priority in the "Erasmus+" framework. 

The activities planned during this youth exchange included, exclusively, non-formal methods; the aims were to facilitate the intercultural exchange, exchanging ideas, sustaining dialogue, to support the process of decision making and contribution with new ideas, encouraging freedom of expression and tolerance among participants. The involvement of young people in these activities help them to develop personal and social competences, and also competences for teamwork.

The non-formal methods proposed during the project activities had the objective to develop a participatory attitude, to support the process of refection, to promote tolerance, to support the integration of intercultural differences in the proces of creation and to support cooperation among young; organized tasks so that each participant had the opportunity to come into contact with a different culture. 

Enegizers: The aim of these activities is to facilitate the getting-to-know-each other, to energize them and also to facilitate the switch between the activities.
Usually these activities are group games that take up to 15 minutes.

Intercultural Nights: We were anxious from the beggining to get to know more about each participating country and its culture, so the cultural nights that every country organized offered us the best opportunity to feed our curiosity. During the whole week, the participants of each country prepared the program of these nights as they wished; this usually included a presentation of the country, a presentation of customs and traditions, traditional music and dances, traditional clothes, food and drinks. We enjoyed every difference and similitude that we discovered and we were all very enthusiastic to find out more during the whole period of the project.

luni, 4 noiembrie 2019

... everyone should live at least once in a lifetime.

"Taking part in an experience like a youth exchange is something everyone should live at least once in a lifetime. No matter which country you choose or the subject of the project, just participate!
Living abroad and improving your knowledge in a different way can change your life completely by having the opportunity to be “yourself”.

Probably the most celebrated advantages of these projects are that its participants finish the program with a network of lifelong friends, learn a new language and a new culture; but what I really think makes a difference is that you are forced to communicate in languages you are not so fluent in. It is hard at first but then you realize you have to get out your comfort zone and try… Don’t forget around you there are people in your same situation!

When you spend several days with people from countries with such different cultures, it is amazing how many ways of thinking and feeling can coexist!

Besides, broadening your cultural horizons will make you more open to international work opportunities.

It is a kind of inspiration for your future that we should take adventage of."

luni, 7 octombrie 2019

Youth Exchange Teaser...

Do you want to see our key actions and activities implemented during the youth exchange? 

Check out the video below!

luni, 23 septembrie 2019

About feed-back...

At the end of the 9 days of activities, an evaluation session was organized in the form of an interview, so a participant played the role of moderator / reporter and asked a set of questions to the interviewees (participants in the youth exchange who wished to offer a “formal” feedback). We chose to interview only the participants eager to share the experiences and impressions resulting from this mobility in order to obtain a feed-back as objective as possible:

- Martin [Italy]
- Maggy [Portugal]
- Joan [Spain]
- Monia [Italy]
- Sonia [Spain]
- Vasilis [Greece]
- Aris [Greece]
- Eduardo [Portugal]
Gonçalo [Portugal]
- Alex, Malina, Narcisa, Sebi [Romania].

duminică, 22 septembrie 2019

New Business ideas - our business plans!

After all our workshops about business ideas are done, we got deeper into the topic by preparing our new Canvas business plan models and "to apply" for financing.

Afterwords, all our 5 new business ideas were written on a ''template'' business plan and were presented in front of a huge auddience (all of us).

Firstly, the facilitators gave us information and hints about how to present the final business plans.

We read it carefully and then, respecting the given deadline, we put the pieces of the puzzle all together (elements of identity, advertising plan, the marketing and budget planning parts and all the other necessary elements).

In the end, we have submited the final business plans to an e-mail address; this was the first thing to do in order to enter the competition for getting financed.

- GreenSpot



- Ιπποκρατης

During presenting our business plans we did a debate about our ideas, but also there was a Q & A session.

marți, 13 august 2019

About sending organisations...

Who are the sending organisations?

All the partners involved in the project support and facilitate, through their active participation, the project objectives and also, european citizenship, intercultural dialogue and social inclusion.

Hellenic Youth Participation (based in Athens, Greece) stands for intercultural dialogue, non-formal education, mutual understanding and solidarity.
The main aim of the group is to promote human rights through non-formal education and experiential learning. They train different age groups (teenagers, young adults, parents, youthworkers, facilitators, teachers) in order to inspire and stimulate European citizens to become active parts of their local and European community. They wish to motivate them to become involved and to raise awareness about current values like equal opportunities, social inclusion and cultural diversity. 
Through their projects they aim at the promotion of non-formal differentiated learning and the importance of personal development. 

HYP is active on a local, national and European level.
They were awarded the silver prize in the volunteer competition for Greece for their contribution in education in 2016 and 2017. Due to the recent humanitarian crisis in Greece, they are working to create a network of activism of young people in order to know where and how to be active. 

Gaziantep Local Youth Group (Gaziantep Yerel Gençlik Grubu) is established on the 1st December of 2014 by youth in Gaziantep.

Vision: motivated people creating the world inspired by each other, care and cooperation.

Mission: encourage people to care about their lifelong learnig

I. Implement non-formal education;
II. Find a bridge between formal and non-formal eduation;
III. Develop creative thinking;
IV. Support youth in identifying their skills and abilities;
V. Encourage entrepreneur thinking;
VI. Promote the cooperation between young people;
VII. Organize personal development trainings, culturel events, outdoor activities, job fairs, seminars for students and abroad opportunities.

Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a non-profit European wide student organisation. Its goal is to support and develop student’s exchange. It is composed of over 12000 members from more than 500 local sections in 40 countries in Higher Education Institutions, including universities, polytechnics, and university colleges. ESN is organised on a local, national and international level. 
ESN Minho is one of the ESN's local sections afore mentioned, responsible for representing the needs and rights of foreign and exchange students at Minho’s University. Thus providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development of these, as well as assisting those same students in their social and practical integration and adaptation to Portugal. Our organisation also promotes and motivates the local students about the positive points and self-development of those who are looking for an exchange, as well as help them in the process.

DESES-3 is an organization that works with young people, offering them opportunities of comprehensive training programs, while giving priority to those who are unemployed or have a cultural, social or economic disadvantage. 
They aim at social inclusion and thus provide the space and projects that will allow youngsters to develop their social skills. 
DESES-3 works on different topics depending on their respective goals. 
I. Organize and disseminate training activities and information events on the topic of Health and Disease Prevention. 
II. Inform, sensitive raise awareness and manage activities related to the environment. These aim at environmental protection, educating the public, disseminating useful information and ensuring an enjoyable time for their participants. 
III. Carry out activities such as courses, seminars and training days regarding leisure time and more. 
IV. Contribute to the personal development of individuals and help them to achieve their full potential – physically, intellectually and socially – as citizens. Attention is given to those who are most in need of assistance. These could be people unprivileged socially, culturally, economically, physically, mentally, ethnically etc.
V. Develop Actions and Programs for Social Intervention and Integration. 
VI. Carry out Activities, Classes, Camps, Youth Exchanges, Tours, and trips with and for children and young people, linking to the areas of Formal and Non-Formal Education. 
VII. Develop all kind of activities in Free Time and Non-Formal Education. 
VIII. Promote activities, programs, projects relating to societal integration and the incorporation of immigrants into our society. 
IX. Develop proposals and actions on gender equality, providing support to women, and promoting their inclusion and equal participation in society.

Scambieuropei is a Cultural Association dedicated to youth formed by a group of young people specialized in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to: non-formal education, international cooperation, communication & marketing and social work. 
The mission of Scambieuropei is to provide and promote mobility opportunities for young people in order to help them improve their work and/or educational skills. It undertakes several initiatives to promote and enhance active European citizenship, intercultural communication, social integration, media and journalism.
Scambieuropei also serves as a recruiter and professional mediator, helping match young adults seeking employment with European companies and NGOs, activating SVE's and internships throughout Europe
One of Scambieuropei main objectives is to promote the concept of “European citizenship” through the exchange of good practices and multicultural learning. That is why since 2010 they became an accredited EVS sending and coordinating organization.
Furthermore, Scambieuropei works with mobility activities for VET learners as hosting and coordinating organization. In this case, their aim is to provide young people with practical tools and knowledge about EU programs in order to develop their own initiatives.

Scambieuropei portal attracts over 800.000 viewers per month, the number of followers on our Facebook page totals well over 100.000, while their newsletter has more than 26.000 monthly subscribers.

In the Summer of 2011, they launched their online magazine dedicated exclusively to European Culture and trends which now serves as an excellent medium for users/ community members on the move to share their exchange experiences

If you want to know more about our project partners, please check the following links:

- Hellenic Youth Participation [Greece]

Scambieuropei [Italy]

ESN Minho [Portugal]

DESES-3 [Spain] 

luni, 12 august 2019

About hosting organisation...

“Initiative Sociale” Association is a NGO that has been created in July 2012 by the founders who wish to produce changes in youth mentalities and to motivate the young generation to cooperate for a better society and to motivate them in taking initiative.
"Initiative Sociale" is an association of young people and its mission is to promote and implement non-formal programs for the young generation.
Our objectives and mission are to create and develop national and international youth exchanges, programs to promote European partnership among young people, professional development of European standards and practice, to organize summer schools and conferences, to promote social initiatives among young people, to create and develop different programs regarding orientation and professional counseling.
We would also like to concentrate on promoting social economy and social entrepreneurship; we would like to offer support and provide technical assistance to young people who want to start a business, especially the social businesses initiatives. Also, we would like to provide support in creation and development of programs for democracy among young people and will promote the concept of Active European Citizenship.
Another objective is to create partnerships with private companies, NGOs and public institutions to create projects for our community and social initiatives among young people.
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