Positive Youth for Unity

This project aims to show the opportunity how to rehabilitate after COVID-19 crisis, to find motivation and stand up again for better life. Start exploring new methodologies and activities.

The Erasmus+ Youth Exchange is an effective instrument to promote the inclusion of people with disadvantaged backgrounds and Strengthen rehabilitation processes after COVID-19 virus. We aim to build civil societies with tolerance, to create a space where people with different backgrounds will live peacefully. Thus, This investment in knowledge, skills and competences will benefit individuals, young people, institutions, organisations and society as a whole by contributing to growth and ensuring equity, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion in Europe and beyond.

The objectives of our project are:

  • education and awareness-raising of the importance of youth reflection in responses to COVID-19 crisis;
  • create a positive attitude for further rehabilitation after COVID-19 period;
  • support positive thinking and self-motivation of young people through exchanging their ideas, opinions and experiences;
  • to connect young people with nature, through meditation and spending time outside;
  • to improve the spiritual condition of participants, use mindfulness as the tool for non-judgmental awareness of breath, body, feelings, emotions and thoughts;
  • post-disaster rehabilitation of young people from EU and EaP countries;
  • to promote the transformation of situations for active citizenship, social change, personal growth and increased participation of youth;
  • to support intercultural dialogue among youth;
  • to involve youth with fewer opportunities from various European and neighbor countries;
  • to support young people with different cultural backgrounds to meet each other and make new relations and friendship;
  • to get know each other’s cultures, traditions, uniqueness of all participant countries;
  • to promote idea of tolerance and intercultural awareness among European youth.

Activities

There will be only one activity implemented during the whole project, which is ‘Youth Exchange with Partner Countries “Positive youth for unite”, the project will be implemented in “Hotel Borjomi palace” in Borjomi, Georgia.

Youth Exchange will gather 30 youngsters from six countries who will gather in Georgia in order to reflect on the meaning of intercultural dialogue, tolerance, inclusion to talk and discuss its vitality for prevention of violent radicalization of young people. One of the main goals of our project is to rehabilitate and motivate young people after COVID-19 crisis period, life which will be based on a new vision of opportunities and a future, belief and positively dealing with the post-covid19 situation. Moreover to get to know each other better, create togetherness, to motivate them to start new life. Numerous workshops and activities within the project will be devoted to this issue, which will support young people to increase their enthusiasm and motivation for the future.

Participants profile: age of participants are 18-30 as according to Erasmus+ Youth Exchange regulations, only exceptions are group leaders. All the participants are motivated and dedicated to explore topic of inter-cultural dialogue and self development. Apart from being motivated and dedicated, all the participants have a demonstrated potential to act as multipliers and promoters of the workshops, sessions and activities implemented during the Youth Exchange in their respective local communities and beyond.

Clasification of fewer opportunities:

1. Educational difficulties: young people with learning difficulties; early school-leavers; low qualified-adults; young people with poor school performance.

2. Cultural differences: immigrants or refugees or descendants from immigrant or refugee families, people belonging to a national or ethnic minority, people with linguistic adaptation and cultural inclusion difficulties.

3. Social obstacles: people facing discrimination because of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc. People with limited social skills or anti-social or risky behaviors, people in a precarious situation, young and/or single parents, orphans.

4. Geographical obstacles: people from remote or rural areas, people living in peripheral regions, people from urban problem zones, people from less serviced areas (limited public transport, poor facilities).

5. Mental breakdown – Young people who have endured severe trauma during the COVID -19 virus.

Impact

We agreed that Youth Exchange with partner countries will definitely have a visible and positive impact on different categories of beneficiaries, such as participating young leaders, participants with fewer opportunity and partner organizations, young people who will benefit from dissemination activities, local communities of the participants, where they will be multipliers of project results and will exploit the knowledge, which they will acquire during the youth exchange. All of the above described categories of stakeholders will be invited to explore and discover the methods of inter cultural dialogue and building resilience after COVID-19 virus. As a result we will have raised awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries by youngsters, by offering them the opportunity to build networks of international contacts, to actively participate in society and develop a sense of European citizenship and identity and, moreover increased the capacities, attractiveness and international dimension of organizations active in the education, training and youth fields so that they are able to offer activities and program that better respond to the needs.

Regarding COVID-19:

After the Youth exchange participant will become more resilience against the crisis and learn how to cope with life’s challenges through meditation, self motivation and harmony in nature. By disseminating information, they will have a positive impact on people around them.

European Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. These values are common to the Member States in a society in which pluralism, nondiscrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail. Hence our project objectives are linked to fundamental values of European Union, Youth exchange ” Positive youth for unite ” aims to build societies which are based on tolerance, respect and harmony, where people with different backgrounds or affiliations will live peacefully.

The project dates will be available soon.

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