This project is a direct result of a great phenomenon, the Syrian Civil War that has raised to a new class of homeless and stateless people, living in a condition of constant insecurity. In many countries reactions of fear, exclusion and xenophobic opinions within their society are becoming common especially among young people. Extreme political movements supporting oppression and violence against vulnerable groups based on their supposed inferiority are getting more and more popular.
The “Adventure of a lifetime” youth exchange targets 25 young people (18 – 26 years old) and 5 team leaders (aged 18+) of the 5 European countries which are mainly facing now the Refugee Crisis: Greece, Turkey, Germany, Italy and Macedonia
During the youth exchange, participants will get to know how they can actively involve in civil society through the participation at NGOs and entities fighting pro-refugee rights and they will figure out practices so that they can raise the empathy within their local communities as individuals, as well as, teams. Participants will finally learn how to handle reactions of fear, racist and xenophobic opinions within their society and define common values of democracy and respect of human rights.
Do you want to join us? Apply below! 🙂