Youth Social Exclusion: preventing and remedying this vicious circle
Everybody is a part of the problem, everybody is a part of the solution. Starting from this sentence "Youth social exclusion : preventing and remedying this vicious circle" is a seminar planned for youth workers that work to support the development of youth at local, regional, national and European level.
In particular the project is finalized to share best practices, ideas among organizations and youth workers involved, share tools and knowledge to the youth workers in light of improve the condition of young people with fewer opportunities and support their enhanchement and development.
Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body
Healty mind in a healty body is an international youth exchange that has been organized in Cagliari, Italy, from 27th of April to 3nd of May 2019, focused on health promotion and outdoor activities . According to the World Health Organization, obesity is one of the biggest public health issue relating to young people, affecting 1 youth ouf of 5. As reported by the International Obesity Task Force in Europe, the percentage of overweight youth in Europe is around 20% and the highest level is reported in the southern European Countries (as Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Spain). The main aim of the project is to discuss the health problems among young people and seek for creative and effective ways to resolve these issues with a peer to peer approach among youngsters.
EmployABLE is a youth exchange that bring together 40 disabled young people between 18 and 30 years old and their carers from Italy, Romania, Ireland, UK and Poland. Disability negatively impacts many areas of people's lives including lack of access to public transport, equipment, education, sport/health and in the employment opprtunities. Employment for many disabled young people is not aspirational with many employed in menial roles. Evidence shows that psychosocial well-being is critical to the development of self-esteem and the development of competences in education and employment. The vast experience of the partners in using sport for empowerment provides the context for using the iconic nature of martial arts to provide psychosocial well-being through regular sessions of physical activity to engage and empower people with disabilities. Over the two year life of the project, the partners will learn in an experiential way all of the skills and competences to create a Festival of Martial Arts for people with a disability. The project aims to empower disabled people by giving them a stronger sense of their identity, competences, strengths and value through the self-confidence gained through martial arts. We will increase the knowledge of different tools, technology, communication skills and ultimately the exploration of more aspirational career opportunities.
WAAH: We Are All Humans
We often attribute negative characteristics to people even if we do not know them. We can have one experience with the member of ethnic group and sometimes we generalize it. The individual characteristics are attributed to the group. There are a lot of non-formal methods aiming to eliminate prejudices and stereotypes towards the excluded groups in our society. One of the effective methodology is a Human Library, a personal meeting with a representative of a minority. The main objective of the project is to overcome prejudices and stereotypes through the dialogue on local level where the partner organizations are based.
Eco-photography: environment through the eye of the lens
“Eco – photography: environment through the eye of the lens” is an international youth exchange that will be held in Cagliari, Italy, from 16 to 23 March 2018, focused on environmental protection and photography, which is a popular hobby among youth across Europe and thus opens up a connection between these individuals and the natural environment. The main aim of the project is to discuss the environmental problems and seek for creative and effective ways to resolve these issues with a peer to peer approach among youngsters.
Path towards organizational management: a new age
"Path towards organizational management: a new age" is a mobility project that has been implemented in Selargius, Cagliari (Italy) , from 18th of June till 24th of June 2016. During the project 31 participants from EU countries (Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary) were involved in its activities. The aim of it has been focused on combining new aspects in managing youth organisations by using coaching techniques as a methodology. The project supported youth workers and offer them theoretical and practical tools to work with and use when training young people.
Evenhanded opportunities for youth disabled
"Evenhanded opportunities for youth disabled" is a mobility project that has been taken place in Cagliari, Italy (2nd-8th of June 2017). The 28 participants that attend EOYD were from EU countries and in particular from: Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Romania, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Estonia, Latvia, UK and Italy. The main purpose of this project it has been oriented to face the main hurdles that impede employability and education to youth disabled and implement activities according with the European policy framework, that provide equality of opportunity to all citi-zens. Within this context, Evenhanded opportunities for youth disabled (EOYD) wants to find a way to remove barriers to inclusion, sensibilize mainstream actions and implement project ideas addressed to boost employability and education for young people afflicted with disabilities.
The project wants to support youth workers and offer them theoretical and practical tools to work with and use when training young people.
#dance4dialogue has been a youth exchange which has been implemented in Tallinn, Estonia from 22 to 29 of August 2016. The project is co-financed by the European programme Erasmus+ and it's within the youth mobility of individuals frame. It has involved 49 participants from 7 different countries (Estonia, Italy, Germany, Romania, Cyprus, Spain and Czech Republic).
The Voice of Generation Y
"The Voice of Generation Y" is a mobility project which intends to bring together youth workers and facilitators in order to combine new aspects in peace building and conflict management by using coaching techniques and Non-Violent Communication as a methodology. The title of the project metaphorically describes the generation which is always "loud" and open for the changes, which is freedom-seeker and which is not afraid to break the silence. The project represents the generation which is up to innovation and eager to be part of the experimental learning.
Therefore, the main objectives of the project are following: to develop new approaches and work-forms in conflict management and reconciliation; to combine different approaches in order to redesign understanding of peace while changing traditional way of thinking. At last but not least, we intend to invite the generation of change which will lead us to new path to Peace and empower new generation of facilitators and youth workers.