Project place: Bern, Switzerland
Project dates: 24- 31 July 2022
Deadline for applying: 29.05.2022
The world is more unequal than before (or is it?):
The world is in a constant crisis mode – COVID-19, war, inflation, climate change. Crisis like COVID-19 affect everyone and it shows us our weak points as a globalized society. Some questions we want to discuss during this exchange:
→ What is the role of young people in times of crisis? How can we get back our voice in times of crisis?
→ What has COVID-19 meant for us personally?
→ How are environmental degradation and eating animals related to the COVID-19 pandemic?
→ How did capitalism and patriarchy affect COVID-19 and other crises?
→ How do we need to change society to prevent the next pandemic and the next crisis?
→ What chances do we have to imagine a new world after these times of crisis?
With this youth exchange, we want to bring together 30 young people from all over Europe to reflect about the pandemic, what we learned and are learning from it and what all of this means for young people.
ABOUT YOUTH EXCHANGE
In this project, you will experience how people in other parts of Europe experienced the pandemic and you will come up with strategies how young people can change society for the better after this experience! These discussions will happen in a sensitive, fun and non-formal way. You will be able to transform your discussions and reflections into short videos and zines to distribute online. There will be filmmaking and zine-making workshops at the youth exchange. And since we’re in Switzerland, we will make sure to also include some outdoor time. It’s July – let’s go hiking!
- Living in Switzerland, Catalunya/Spain, North Macedonia, Portugal, Ukraine or Turkey and be between 18 and 30! We unfortunately cannot make exceptions here due to our funding. The “group leader” from each country can also be above 30 years old.
- Be able to participate in the whole period 24-31 July 2022! It doesn’t make sense for you to come to the project late or to leave early, as you would miss important sessions.
- You don’t need to have experience at all! We also really encourage people who haven’t travelled at all yet or haven’t travelled a lot yet to apply.
- Diversity is key! We explicitly encourage participants of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, educational backgrounds, races and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
ACCOMMODATION and FINANCES:
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275 EUR.
Participation fee: NONE!
Sending fee: 500 MKD