Project place: Agros, Cyprus
Project dates: 09-18 June 2017
Application deadline: URGENT!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
As we all know, immigrants have always had a tougher time when trying to adapt to a new social and cultural context. Except the cultural and language differences, this happens especially because they are not allowed to by the existent members of a particular group. Discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes are the main causes of social exclusion. As a consequence, the marginalized individuals do not adapt to the new environment and start acting in a negative way, confirming the general beliefs that “immigrants aren’t their equals”. Even more, this kind of behavior is affecting the job market as well. Immigrants have problems when trying to find a job. Because of prejudice, the employers avoid hiring immigrants or, when they to, they don’t respect their rights and take advantage.
During the project, the participants will be involved actively in different activities and will also create materials which will help us disseminate and promote the values and the raising of awareness when it comes to persons that will make contact with immigrants. The main purpose of the project will be the active participation in the integration of everyone. We will try to find reasons which promote conflicts, to find difficulties and communication barriers by stimulating conversation about intercultural differences, discussions about situations and sharing of views.
Goals and methodology
The participants will deepen their knowledge on the subject of intercultural and nonformal learning, draw a map of existing attitudes towards non-formal intercultural learning as achieved through cross-border volunteering. They will as well explore the values and impact of intercultural non formal learning and volunteering and share best practices of promoting and increasing visibility of intercultural learning and volunteering as well as develop new practises. The opportunities of using Youthpass in ERASMUS+ activities as a tool for self reflection and evaluation will also be discussed. By working, creating and cooperating together our participants will become more aware of cultural diversity in Europe. The working programme uses informal learning in form of discussing, games, group activities. Through this, they will experience a new way of discovering their own history. In turn, these young people will act as multipliers among their cohorts who in the long run will become better citizens.
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS:
- Age 16-30 (no age limit for group leader)
- Able to work in English
- Are committed to fully participate in the training
- Are committed to work for the successful implementation of the project
- Willing to share their experience with CID
ACCOMMODATION and FINANCES:
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs will be covered up to 140 EUR. Reimbursements will be transferred after receiving all original tickets.
Participation fee: 20 EUR
Sending fee: 500 MKD