Youth Exchange Mind Your Selfie – Orvelte, Netherlands, 11 – 19 May 2017

Mind Your Selfie” youth exchange project was held in Orvelte, Netherlands between 11-19 May, 2017.
The project’s main aim is to raise awareness and create space for learning and sharing experiences among 35 youngsters coming from 7 countries: Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Romania, Turkey, Poland and Denmark.
With this Youth Exchange we gave an opportunity to youngsters from different backgrounds to improve self-awareness, raise self-esteem, understand different styles of learning, and thus encourage their inter-cultural sensitivity and European awareness.
The main needs that were addressed in this project were: Inter-cultural understanding among young people in Europe, raising tolerance and solidarity, using new methods and tools for sharing the information and learning, promoting healthy lifestyle, learning about different styles of learning, motivation, self-awareness, self-esteem, being pro-active, enhancing life skills and competences among young people to support growth and innovation for the future of European community.
As an outcome of our project we expect that participants will use the new skills and competences to increase their intercultural sensitivity, become more tolerant and respectful toward other European cultures and become more active in their communities and organizations, make choices for healthy lifestyle and become active in protecting the environment.
What were the objectives of this project?
1. Fostering mutual understanding and inter- cultural learning, thus minimizing stereotypes and prejudices
2. Understand different styles of learning
3. Raising knowledge about self-awareness and self-esteem
4. Empowering participants with knowledge and competencies to actively take part in society
5. Experience education through non-formal methods
6. To promote Erasmus+ programme opportunities that participants can use in their future.

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