Let’s look back and see the future…Europe – Youth Exchange

Let’s look back and see the future…Europe – Youth Exchange

The Youth Exchange took place in Slanic-Moldova between 15-24 of September 2018 with participation of 6 different countries: Italy, Spain, Turkey, Romania, Greece, Poland. The project has as a starting point the worrying situation at the local community level of the project partners regarding the integration of young people belonging to national minorities and immigrants in the society. In most european countries there is a state of tension and pressure on the danger that immigrants pose to society in general and to young people in particular. This situation escalates the fears of young people for the future and leads to radicalization, intolerance and discrimination towards other young people of different nationality. On the other hand, it is a certainty that the population in Europe is rapidly aging, the share of Europeans in the global population will decrease from 7% in present at less than 5% in 2050. If the trend continues, in a short time Europe will not have the possibility to sustain economically a reduced young generation and a large aging population. The solution to the above paradox is not complicated: social inclusion does not only mean tolerance and acceptance of other cultures. Young Europeans today are already “globalized”, happy to try foreign food or visit other countries. The problem comes from the uncertainty of their future, from the insecurity that they can find a job. Of course, the easiest in this situation is to blame the young immigrant. Having the problem clearly defined, we proposed implementation of a project that will help young people to gain the necessary skills for accessing the labour...
Youth Exchange “READY to Start!”

Youth Exchange “READY to Start!”

Youth Exchange “READY to start!” Horezu, Romania 14-23 April 2018 Entrepreneurship is an attitude, which is co-deciding about life success of individuals but also the development of communities and nations. The position of each country to a much greater extent depends on the day of establishment of its citizens than from other factors. The World report on entrepreneurship AWMAY 2016 shows that European citizens have very positive attitude towards entrepreneurship but very few of respondents think they have entrepreneurial potential (they imagine starting a business). It is only 21% in Romania, 33% in Turkey, 34% in Spain, 41% in Italy and Poland and 46% in Greece. This means, that young people actually want to be entrepreneurs but they don’t know how to be them and what it means.  In general obstacle in starting own business is a fear of failure. 66% of youth surveyed by the G20 Entrepreneurs Alliance in 2016 said entrepreneurial skills need to be taught. Precisely in order to allow the development of the country towards an innovative economy we implement project “READY to start!”. The migration crisis is very clear in Europe today. Solving migration problems is becoming more and more common and more important priority for the EU. One of the objectives of the European Employment Strategy is effective inclusion of migrants in the labor market. The most important challenge is to create friendly environment where they feel like they are in their own home and will be able to fully use their human capital for the benefit of the community. The main goal of the project was to encourage young people for creative...
Training Course – Let’s look back and see the future…Europe!

Training Course – Let’s look back and see the future…Europe!

Slanic-Moldova, Romania 13-21 May 2018 The project has as a starting point the worrying situation at the local community level of the project partners regarding the integration of young people belonging to national minorities and immigrants in the society. In most european countries there is a state of tension and pressure on the danger that immigrants pose to society in general and to young people in particular. This situation escalates the fears of young people for the future and leads to radicalization, intolerance and discrimination towards other young people of different nationality. On the other hand, it is a certainty that the population in Europe is rapidly aging, the share of Europeans in the global population will decrease from 7% in present at less than 5% in 2050. If the trend continues, in a short time Europe will not have the posibility to sustain economically a reduced young generation and a large aging population. The solution to the above paradox is not complicated: social inclusion does not only mean tolerance and acceptance of other cultures. Young Europeans today are already „globalized”, happy to try foreign food or visit other countries. The problem comes from the uncertainty of their future, from the insecurity that they can find a job. Of course, the easiest in this situation is to blame the young immigrant. Having the problem clearly defined, we propose we implement a project that will help young people to gain the necessary skills for accessing the labour market.   Training Course “Let’s look back and see the future…Europe” aimed to promote tolerance, intercultural dialogue and development of entrepreneurial competences, gain...
Youth Exchange “SPEAK UP! Time for You(th)

Youth Exchange “SPEAK UP! Time for You(th)

Youth Exchange SPEAK UP! TIME FOR YOU(TH) Horezu, Romania 7-16 MAY 2017 The situation which young people are facing today is exceptional. Society had advanced to such a level that offers all means of modern communication such as the internet, social networking, phone, accessible to almost everyone. From our daily experience in working with young people and from the data received from the partners, we find an alarming situation: young people are not able to express themselves clearly (even in their native language) so to highlight their benefits and competencies within society. In our activity we notice young people full of potential (skills. digital, artistic, cultural) that are highlighted simply because they do not know communicate and promote themselves. Informational society inhibited direct dialogue skills of communicating, sustaining a speech. Our project proposed a simple concept, unsophisticated, but essential in the current situation of young people “learn to communicate together.” Many of the problems Europe today (discrimination, hatred) originate from the lack of dialogue and real communication with other cultures and lifestyles. The project “SPEAK UP! Time for You(th)” proposed a various activities for development of communication skills, structure dialog and civic competences. We aimed to create the impact for participants and the local youngsters as the activities were implemented to multiply the concept and the activities experienced in all the communities of the partners, so we could integrate the concept in a mainstream for youth work, with a lot of visibility and participation of the community. This Youth Exchange involved 45 young people from Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey and Romania. During 10 days they were learning new methods...