YE ” Story telling 4 Peace” – 8-16 October 2019, Italy

Title: Story telling 4 Peace

 Dates: 8-16 October 2019

Place: Castellammare di Stabia, Italy

Project description:

The project “Story telling 4 peace” is a youth exchange that will take place in Italy, in Castellammare di Stabia, from 8 to 16 October 2019 and which will involve young people from Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia and Belgium. Participants will be young people between 18 and 25 years old who have a strong motivation to deepen this theme. There will be young people with both social and economic problems, young people who come from areas where there is a high rate of refugees and migrants, young people from rural areas and therefore who cannot access much information. This project will give them a platform to discuss topics that are usually not influenced by formal education making them aware of the possible effects of hatred: hate crimes, radicalization, extremism, discrimination, separation and division in society, social and ethnic conflicts.

However, the most valuable thing the project will achieve is a change in the attitude of young people towards their role: the exchange will promote their active civic participation, they will realize the power of non-formal education and the importance of not being indifferent. The program is balanced and based on real learning needs, it will be organized and implemented by young people which will lead to high quality learning outcomes. The program will be divided into several main blocks, sharing of experiences, practical learning and follow-up planning. As usual, the first two days of exchange will be dedicated to creating a team: there will be name games, trust and team building, ice breakers to encourage learning. Each group will be responsible for the games and sessions. In order to ensure a common understanding of all participants in the exchange, we will use the World Cafè methodology. They will be able to share their opinions on issues such as racism, discrimination, social exclusion, stereotypes, prejudice, violence, hate speech, human rights, justice, hate speech. There will be a session to present hate speech and situations with solidarity towards migrants and refugees in different countries. This will enrich the knowledge of young people on the subject, discover the similarities and differences

Participant profile: 

  • Young people between 18-25 years old with no age limit for the leader
  • Motivated to participate in the project
  • They are NOT on European Voluntary Service (EVS) at the moment of the activity

Partner countries: 

Spain, Latvia, Belgium, Italy, Romania and Bulgaria

Accommodation and travel costs: 

Accommodation and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for the duration of the activities will be covered by the receiving organization.

Contribution fee: 

Each  participant will have to contribute to the project with 25€ as a contribution fee which needs to be paid directly to the receiving organization in Italy. The fee will contribute for the higher quality of the project and cover the extra costs for the project such as local trips, cultural events, etc due to the high season in the implementation period.

If you are interested in and would like to take part in  please fill the from here :  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduhBmS5FXONO3QkCiLOLJMbSpc5SOT-8EbaLIc_vAZW1ulOg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Deadline: 17 August 2019

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