mansvarbi2011

Europe you are important for me

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

Project aims:

  • 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.