Project dates: 11-29 July 2015

Project place: Laguepie, France

Deadline for application: 21.06.2015


United Eyes and Ears is a youth exchange who opens up the opportunity to create a link between a local group of five French youngsters along with 15 young people from Finland, Turkey and Macedonia, to discover the festivities of this French rural area. In the heart of Rouergue, which is located in the region Midi-Pyrénées, these 20 young Europeans, will focus on the local cultural events which are organized by volunteers. The young people will be accompanied by five group leaders who will be responsible for the youngsters. 

The group will take part of few events happening in Laguepie in that time, including the festival Lenga Viva, Lez’art festival, the boules competition, a local hamlet feast and an exposition of vintage vehicles.
Lead by a professional, the group will direct a movie about this civil involvement with its big cultural diversity and finally present it to the village of 700 inhabitants. Moreover, the numerous artists will be present and the event locations will be beautifully decorated with upcycled materials.
The personal and collective creativity of the participants will be expanded through workshops and the filming of a short film.
The learning of technical skills in image processing and the use of multi-media tools will be supported by professional technicians who work for the concerts . This support will help to reflect and create a link between the freedom of expression and the objectivity of media.
The specifications in term of safety on festive events will naturally promote interrogation into notions of collective and individual freedom & respect for others, as well as oneself.

A time for recreational exchange will be organised, with the aim of making adolescents aware of the risks they are often confronted with and they will implement ideas of physical well-being during this project. This will be supported by creative culinary workshops, sensatizing them to the benefits of a balanced diet and regular physical activity.

An International meal at the end of the exchange will allow the participants to present each of their respective countries.
For the local population who will have had many occasions to interact with the group, the pleasure of discovery of other cultures will no doubt resonate for a long time.

Topics of the project: 

  • Focus on local dynamics
  • Media Education
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Citizenship
  • Sharing ideas/cultures/way of life – intercultural exchange
  • Collective life
  • Networking
  • Healthy life style
  • Personal development – self management skills
  • Learning how to learn.


Aims of the project: 

  • To get skills about video techniques
  • Gain skills to work in a group / teamwork, as well learn how to be patient and compromise
  • Understanding the movie sector better
  • Becoming more critical about media. Becoming more aware
  • Getting in contact with local people / surrounding
  • To have fun and be creative


Profile of participants: 

  • 16-18 years old
  • Be able to communicate in English
  • Be able to attend the entire duration of the project
  • No previous experience is needed
  • Interest and enthusiasm in the topic of the project, including filming, acting and film production


Financial aspects of the exchange:

  • Food and accommodation will be covered 100%.
    The participants will be accommodated in a youth center in the heart of Laguepie. They will be 4 people in a room, with a seperate bathroom for each room. 
  • Travel expenses will be covered up to 170 EUR. 
    The travel reimbursement will happen upon receiving all original tickets and boarding passes by the hosting organization, by bank transfer. 



SENDING FEE (payable to CID): 500 MKD 

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