YE Color Blind

Objectives

The project tends to foster mutual understanding between young people through their interaction, intercultural and interracial tolerance and acceptance. To build European values, young people wants to address their mutual importance in creating the positive changes in the life of their communities. The space for multicultural learning and understanding and promoting the topic of project through Erasmus+ Program can show direct results. Final result will be production of tool in a form of board game which will promote European values and will be further implemented in schools and youth organisations.

Activities

Main and only mobility activity is Youth Exchange “Color Blind” which will bring together 30 young people from 18-25 years old from six programme countries (Croatia, Romania, Germany, Portugal, Serbia, Hungary and UK) with one leader from each partner country with no age limit. From organizer country coordinator of the project will be also present on activity. The project activities will take place in Kalnik and Ludbreg, Croatia and will last for 8 days (including travel days). Half of the participants will be young people with fewer opportunities.
The methodology of this project will be focused on non-formal education principles, which include discussions, team building activities, debates, team work, workshops, reflection groups, energizers and ice-breakers, games, intercultural dialogues and country presentations, trips and treasure-hunts.

Impact

The main theme of this youth exchange is promotion of intercultural and ethnic diversity awareness among youth. It will impact young people so they will learn about the most crucial experience of being bullied by the factor of cultural or ethnical difference of the individuals in local societies, discuss the subject of intercultural diversity, explore challenging behaviors based on cultural differences in European countries. The participants will discover how they may influence on certain matters and fight the ethnic and cultural discrimination in their local communities by remaining in peace with each and every individual of the group. They will also learn about non-formal learning, values of European Union and how to transfer knowledge to others.
During the project young participants will learn how to make the tool for social inclusion and they will use that tool in future work.

Partners
ACTIVE WOMEN ASSOCIATION
Odred izvidjaca “10. Oktobar”
JUBUK
STUDIO PROGETTO SOC. COOP. SOC.
AYUNTAMIENTO DE GIJON
LUMEN
Group structure: 6 participants and 1 leader
Age: 18-26 years old participants, no age limit for lead

FLOW OF THE ACTIVITY
– As seen by participants

Welcome to the first article about a whole day (and night), written by Elena and Ruthi

“I am scary” has been one of the quotes of the day. But since our dear trainer Nina has a heart of chocolate, you should look between the lines! A first day in a YE can be frightening and exhausting, especially for shy introverts. Like a push into cold water; with all the new rules, arrangements and side-effects of sharing a week with a bunch of strangers.
But this day really melted away like good ol’chocolate. We were entering the water of enlightenment with a welcoming warm shower (rain). We were working our way from shallow towards deeper seas, discovering facts on the surface, like “where do you live and what’s your names?” but already digging deeper with great curiosity. (We’ve even had heroes of the day, which is awesome, given the fact that we were not warned to act like one).
Let’s keep up the good pace and let the second day flow!

Each country group is sharing culture, knowledge, traditions, values, etc.

We start a training camp called « Color Blind » about youth exchange, in Croatia. We are 6 groups, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Serbia and Poland.

The second day we had an exercice, about creating our country. Like choosing a name, territory, flags, etc. This session was really interesting because by group we discussed and invented crazy ideas.

~Aurelie~Guido~Uri~Natalia~Marius~Nikodem