Youth Exchange – Time to say I CAN

Youth Exchange – Time to say I CAN

Youth Exchange Time to say I CAN Horezu, Romania 15-24 October 2016 Currently, the European community is facing 2 big problems among young people: the lack of job opportunities and the tendency for intolerance, discrimination and exclusion, which is widely visible across the societies. Nowadays, the discrimination and exclusion showed by young people towards minorities and immigrants come from the uncertainty about finding a workplace or from the uncertainty of the future. The religion matter is marginal, and young people are actionally manifesting discrimination and xenofoby due to the uncertainty of their own future. At the end of 2015, the unemployment rate amoung young people from the participating countries was high and statistics show us that in some countries 1 out of 2 young people below 25 years old does not have a job. This situation escalades the fears for future and leads to tendencies of radicalization, intolerance and discrimination towards other youth people with different nationalities and cultures.   Main objectives of the project: Promote tolerance, intercultural dialogue and development of entrepreneurial competences for 35 young people aged 18-30 from 5 European countries. Gain of key competencies (entrepreneurship, cultural awareness and expression), with the goal of multiplying this initiative at the level of the partner’s local communities. Development the capacity of the partner NGO’s for cooperation at national and international level against discrimination, intolerance and radicalization of young people, by transferring the know-how and good practices gained during the 2 mobilities. Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities belonging to minorities or immigrants, in order to establish communication bridges for intercultural dialogue and tolerance.   Youth Exchange “Time...
Training Course – Time to say I CAN

Training Course – Time to say I CAN

Ranca, Romania 15-23 September 2016 Currently, the European community is facing 2 big problems among young people: the lack of job opportunities and the tendency for intolerance, discrimination and exclusion, which is widely visible across the societies. Nowadays, the discrimination and exclusion showed by young people towards minorities and immigrants come from the uncertainty about finding a workplace or from the uncertainty of the future. The religion matter is marginal, and young people are actionally manifesting discrimination and xenofoby due to the uncertainty of their own future. AT the end of 2015, the unemployment rate in Spain was 47.7% and in Italy 39.8%, high numbers which show us that almost one out of 2 young people does not have a job. In the same time, there were 5.4 million immigrants in Spain (out of which about 500.000 thousand from conflict areas) and 4.9 million in Italy (out of which 600.000 thousand from conflict areas). This situation escalades the fears for future and leads to tendencies of radicalization, intolerance and discrimination towards other youth people with different nationalities and cultures. Training Course “Time to say I CAN” aimed to promote tolerance, intercultural dialogue and development of entrepreneurial competences, gain of key competencies (entrepreneurship, cultural awareness and expression) for active youth workers, development the capacity of the 5 partner NGO’s for cooperation at national and international level against discrimination, intolerance and radicalization of young people and inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities belonging to minorities or immigrants. This Youth Exchange involved young people from Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Poland and Romania. During 10 days they were learning new methods of non-formal...
Let’s Digitalise Youth Organisations with Erasmus+!

Let’s Digitalise Youth Organisations with Erasmus+!

Nowadays we are witnessing a social media revolution – e.g. Facebook added over 200 million users in less than a year, Instgram has about 400 million monthly users, while Snapchat has 100 million daily ones! At the same time apps such as Pokemon GO storm the whole world in just an eyeblink. As Erik Qualman from a movie Social Media Revolution 2016 said – “We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it?”. All this made NGOs from Lithuania, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Latvia unite and create a project for youth workers to share their experiences on the best ways to use digital tools in youth organizations. As a result, a Erasmus+ youth worker mobility “Let’s Digitalise Youth Organizations” was held in Kaunas, Lithuania on August 8-15th, 2016. Project Goals In short, the project was aiming to grow digital communication professionals, who could effectively communicate with youth and help NGOs be more visible in the EU. To reach it, the main objectives of the project were: Teach youth workers how to effectively use digital communication tools in youth organisations; Develop new ideas for better digital communication in youth organisations; Share the knowledge how to reach a clear and appealing image of a youth organisation through digital tools; Set the most effective ways for cooperation between youth organisations through digital tools; Connect digital tools theoretical and practical learning methods through non-formal education. Tools and workshops 27 youth workers coming from 5 different countries (Lithuania, Italy, Poland, Romania and Latvia) had the chance to take part in numerous workshops and activities...
EVS – Youth for future, Bucharest – Romania

EVS – Youth for future, Bucharest – Romania

EVS – European Voluntary Service Youth for future Bucharest, Romania 1 October 2015– 30 April 2016   In the period 1 October 2015 – 30 April 2016 Asociatia Tineret pentru Dezvoltare Durabila organized implemented an EVS project in Bucharest under framework Erasmus+ program, which involved 6 volunteers from Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, working in kindergarden with children and youth. Project “Youth for future” was the first EVS project implemented by the organization ATDD, therefore, it was a huge challenge for us. Together with all the coordinators and partners from sending organizations from Spain, Italy and Bulgaria we made every effort to ensure the best conditions of working and living for 6 volunteers. During the recruitment process, we tried to choose the right people to work with children and youth through non-formal methods. Cooperation with children, youth and community allowed to participants get to know the local culture and also gave an opportunity to present their own traditions and customs, which helped breaking barriers and provided an opportunity for mutual learning. The mere presence of volunteers and their attitude also contributed to the promotion of the idea of mobility, increased knowledge about the Erasmus+ program and the opportunities offered by the European Voluntary Service. Through non-formal education and global citizenship, we tried to prepare young people for active citizenship in Europe and World, to raise awareness among people of importance of meeting obligations as citizens of Europe and convince others to act in accordance with the global common good rather than in national or local categories. Volunteers were involved in initiatives related to the dissemination of the project results, the...