ERASMUS+ YOUTH EXCHANGE PROJECT
In recent years, the tensions between North Macedonia and Bulgaria have drastically risen. The hate speech, lack of communication, euro skepticism, and intolerance are at a critical point and serve as a solid wall between the borders of both countries. By implementing our project, we aim to introduce the participants to their European identity and knowledge by showcasing the importance of being educated on media literacy, European politics, tackling hate speech, and the French Agreement.
After the team of Academy for Active Youth brainstormed on the topic of how relations between the youth of the two countries can be improved, we came to the inclusion that this can be done only in the European context. From our youth practice, we have realized that the best way to work on an issue is to educate the youth who are the future decision-makers, the future journalists, and the important future stakeholders - on European identity, the importance of media literacy, give ways how to tackle hate speech and to have a healthy point of view on such politized political issues. Educating the future of Europe on non-formal learning practices, on European politics and documents, on the need for empowered youth and their active participation in political and social issues- is needed for a change.
to read more about how Europe supports the good relationships between the two countries
During our project the partcipants were split in groups, to create products regarding the YE itself, the non-formal learning and Erasmus and they produced incredible team work projects. Read one of them:
Our project version for BEFORE AND AFTER
We brainstromed on many creative ways on how we can improve our relations. Check out one of our many ideas:
During our event we learned through non-formal discussions, we hang out together, we debated, we made life-long friends and most importantly understood the power of Erasmus+
Read one of our youth proposed ideas for better relations between the two countries
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OUR INFO PACK FOR THE
IN CASE YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT. FILL THE FORM INSIDE THE INFO PACK, UNTIL 20TH OF SEPTEMBER 2023
Get in touch with Academy for active youth to learn more about how you can participate in our project