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Aug 10 2011

2011.08 A Way for Solidarity-13

2011.08 Youth Exchange "A Way for Solidarity and Inclusive Growth in Europe"

The youth exchange “A way for Solidarity and Inclusive Growth in Europe” lasted 10 days, during August 2011. It involved 24 participants from 6 countries (Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Netherlands, Hungary) plus 6 leaders, one from each country.

Name: A way for Solidarity and Inclusive Growth in Europe Duration: 10 – 19 August 2011   Location: Sferracavalo – Palermo , Italy
Organizers: YouNet Sicily  Supporters: Youth in Action Programme (Action 1.1)  
Romanian participants: Adrian Cocardan (M – team  leader); Victor Sainiuc (M); Mihai Sorin Ciobanu (M); Irina Rusen (F); Eliza Dumitrache (F)

Two thirds of the youngsters involved were youth with fewer opportunities.

The main theme of this youth exchange was anti-discrimination with the aim of providing the youngsters with relevant experiences, knowledge about the different kind of discrimination, stimulus for reflection and practical tools to build the way for solidarity and inclusive growth in Europe starting from youth and volunteering. Through informal methods of education as learning and cooperative games, debates, cultural visits, etc the young participants were undergoing a learning process that supported them to become conscious and active European citizens and fight every kind of discrimination.