To exchange good practices about integration of foreign cultural groups into the local cultural environment through voluntary work activities.
- Place: Madrid
- Age: 15 – 18 year old
- Project duration: 1st July – 30th October, 2011
- Exchange dates: 15 – 21st August, 2011
- Participants: 24 school girls (12 from Lithuania, 12 from Spain)
- Partners: Asociación Belalcazar (Spain)
- Financing: 23.022 € from UE, 4.500 € for the Lithuanian group
- To exchange good practices about integration of foreign cultural groups into the local cultural environment through voluntary work activities.
- To make participants more aware of their European citizenship through activities that highlight the value of European history and the efforts our predecessors have made to reach a United Europe.
- To inspire participants to make long-lasting friendships with youth from other countries, who belong to different cultural and social groups.
This project revealed that:
- Youth can be really entrepreneurial when they are inspired and determined to face challenges and provide objective solutions without being carried away by opposing views.
- Youth are able to work in teams and out of this can learn valuable lessons for personal development.
- Youth are capable of overcoming barriers and opening themselves to other young people whose social background, culture and language differ from their own.
- Youth a great capacity to find common ground and positive synergy for joint pursuits.