Learn, Animate, Include

03rd – 11th of November 2019

Kasterlee, Belgium

Youth exchange

 

 

About the Project

Local community have a huge potential in terms of informing, making awareness, including and building a community therefore specific methods designed for community work are highly recommended in this field and specially in times when they are not so widely applied. Youth work plays an essential role in reaching and bringing together young people who face exclusion on a daily basis. Animation is considered one of the powerful tool for youth workers reaching out young people with fewer opportunities and uniting the community. An animator is therefore like a facilitator – like an electrician who arranges electrical cables, switches, plugs, sockets, cut-outs, holders into a circuit and connects it to the mains, so that whenever necessary, the current flows and lights come on, fans rotate, appliances start operating. In this example the electrician is neither the power nor its source but he/she facilitates the flow of power to get things to work by keeping everything connected.

With this youth exchange we would like to motivate young people to become active within their local communities using animation as a tool for inclusion. During the youth exchange participants will get the chance to experience and share different animation tools that can be used for inclusion.

After practicing different animation tools we will organize a final event with local children or youth where participants get the change to practice the animation tools gained during the youth exchange. All the participants are expected to take part in this event.

The project will follow the non – formal educational approach, the methods will provide active participation of young people, youth leaders and inspire them through creative activities. This exchange will provide them theoretical and practical inputs and activities.

This YE gathers 40 participants aged between 18 and 30. The participating countries are: Moldova, Armenia, Belgium, Spain, Serbia, Turkey, Italy & Cyprus.

Having participants from so many different backgrounds will encourage young people to participate in an international context, promoting tolerance, being more open and knowing different cultures without prejudices, developing the feeling of belonging to Europe and rising the citizen participation.

 

More Information

  • Eligible to participate in this project are only Cypriots and/or Cypriot residents.
  •  4 participants 18-30 years old + 1 Team leader 18+ years old
  • Food and accommodation are fully covered from the project and the traveling cost up to 360 euro
  • If you are interested to participate you can fill up the  Application Form