Fourteen youngsters coming from Palermo participated to two Youth Exchanges, which took place in Salamanca during Summer 2017.

Both projects were funded by the Erasmus+ Programme and were organized from the organisation Biderbost, Boscan y Rochin (BB&R). The first Youth Exchange “GIVING VOICE TO YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT EUROPEAN UNION ISSUES” involved the participation of 18 youngsters coming from Italy, Bulgaria and Spain in partnership with the Italian H.R.Y.O Human Rights Youth Organization and the Bulgarian NC Future now; the second Exchange “WHY TO BELIEVE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION” involved 16 youngsters coming from Palermo and Salamanca.
During these weeks of activities the youngsters had the great opportunity to get out of their home towns and experience how life can be in a different country. Although this can be an easy step for many adults, this may not be given for granted with young students that mostly haven’t had a chance yet to leave their home for more than a few days. When we think about opportunities and ways to create wider European connections and awareness about other cultures, this is part of it. These experience was also for them a way to experiment new relationships and get to know people with different backgrounds, because different cultures have different ways to handle and express attitudes and maybe this is not always easy to understand. Differences can bring problems, but they can bring as well curiosity and new challenges, and if you are able to get through the first suspicious blocks of not knowing a stranger, then you’ve excepted your challenge and you have opened the door to all new kinds of possible experiences and knowledge. This was part of what the programme was about, meeting in a safe and open-minded space in which youngsters had the time to understand that, beside the differences, people can build new friendships and understand each other overcoming language and cultural barriers.
To see these young people evolve into grown up persons that were able to get closer to new people by not judging through cultural prejudices, was one of the highest goals that these experience could achieve.
During their time abroad they also developed new competences and a higher level of confidence regarding the following topics: migration/refugees, political participation, economic crisis, anti-Europeanism, EU institutions and EU in the world. Through different non formal activities, games, personal encounters with political and institutional representatives, youngsters had the opportunity to directly and indirectly increase their awareness and civic-political action, empowering following civic competences: political knowledge, political attention, political participation, political efficacy, and political tolerance.

“Giving voice to young people about European Issues” focused mostly on bringing youngsters closer to the EU and its institutions and enhance their active citizenship through non formal education and experience-based learning, which contemplated mostly the use of ICT and audiovisual media as tools to provide a highly creative and motivating way of sharing and recording their activities and improvements.
The second exchange “Why to believe in the EU” gave youngsters opportunity to increase their knowledge of EU and its importance. Through numerous non formal activities participants got to explore relevant EU institutions and their importance for all citizens of EU countries and wider. Allowing these youngsters to interact with local community of Salamanca (passengers on the street, city council…) strengthen their social and communicational skills but it has also led them to acquire intercultural abilities.
Last but not the least, both exchanges opened the door for these youngsters to an immense range of Erasmus + opportunities. They learned how they get involved and how through different EU possibilities and programmes they can acquire valuable experiences that can contribute to their personal and professional growth.

Youth Exchange

82 thoughts on “Cooperation is a wonderful instrument

  1. Excellent blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid
    option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed ..
    Any tips? Bless you!

  2. Howdy, There’s no doubt that your blog may be having browser compatibility problems.
    When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues.
    I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Other
    than that, wonderful website!

  3. What i do not understood is in truth how you are not actually much more smartly-preferred than you might be right now. You are very intelligent. You realize therefore significantly on the subject of this topic, made me individually imagine it from numerous various angles. Its like women and men aren’t involved until it’s one thing to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your personal stuffs outstanding. All the time handle it up!

  4. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be exciting to read through articles from other authors and use a little something from their web sites.

  5. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn’t fail me just as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read, but I really thought you would probably have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you can fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention.

  6. Hello there, I discovered your blog by way of Google whilst looking for a related
    subject, your website got here up, it appears to be like
    good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hello there, just was aware of your weblog through Google, and located that it is truly
    informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you happen to continue this in future.
    Many other folks might be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  7. When I initially commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is a means you can remove me from that service? Many thanks.

  8. You are so awesome! I do not suppose I have read through a single thing like this before. So great to find someone with a few original thoughts on this topic. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality.

  9. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

  10. I must get across my love for your kind-heartedness giving support to persons that should have help on your topic. Your personal commitment to getting the message around became amazingly invaluable and have really encouraged professionals like me to attain their objectives. Your own helpful facts implies a whole lot to me and extremely more to my office workers. Thanks a lot; from each one of us.

  11. I have not checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  12. A person necessarily help to make critically posts I might state. That is the first time I frequented your website page and to this point? I amazed with the research you made to create this particular publish incredible. Fantastic task!

  13. I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

  14. I needed to create you one very small remark to finally give many thanks yet again on your amazing strategies you’ve documented on this website. It’s so open-handed of people like you to deliver publicly exactly what many individuals would have advertised as an electronic book to help make some cash for their own end, specifically considering that you might have tried it in case you wanted. Those principles likewise worked to become a easy way to know that some people have the same desire really like my very own to grasp a good deal more in regard to this problem. I am certain there are a lot more fun opportunities up front for individuals that looked over your blog post.

  15. You’re so cool! I don’t think I have read through anything like that before. So great to discover someone with a few genuine thoughts on this issue. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that’s needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality.

  16. I in addition to my buddies were checking the good tips and hints found on your web site and all of a sudden came up with a horrible suspicion I never expressed respect to the website owner for those secrets. Those ladies ended up for this reason thrilled to see them and now have absolutely been enjoying those things. Appreciation for being considerably kind and then for picking such incredible information most people are really wanting to understand about. My very own honest regret for not saying thanks to you sooner.

  17. Excellent site you have here but I was curious if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really love to be a part of group where
    I can get advice from other experienced individuals that share the same interest.

    If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Kudos!

  18. hi!,I love your writing so much! proportion we keep up a correspondence more approximately your article on AOL? I require a specialist on this area to unravel my problem. May be that’s you! Looking forward to see you.

  19. I would like to express my respect for your generosity giving support to those individuals that absolutely need help on in this field. Your real dedication to passing the solution up and down appeared to be incredibly significant and has continually empowered regular people like me to attain their dreams. Your own warm and friendly guidelines implies this much to me and much more to my mates. With thanks; from all of us.

  20. Wow! This could be one particular of the most useful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Wonderful. I’m also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your effort.

  21. I¡¦m not positive the place you are getting your info, but good topic. I must spend a while studying more or understanding more. Thanks for wonderful information I used to be in search of this info for my mission.

  22. This design is steller! You most certainly know how
    to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos,
    I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!)
    Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  23. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I’m going to return once again since i have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  24. Its such as you read my mind! You seem to grasp a lot about this, such as you wrote the ebook in it or
    something. I feel that you could do with a few % to force the message home a little bit, but instead of that, that is
    fantastic blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

  25. I do consider all of the concepts you’ve presented to your post. They are very convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are very quick for starters. Could you please prolong them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

  26. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who has
    been conducting a little research on this.
    And he in fact bought me breakfast because I stumbled upon it for him…

  27. Great – I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your website. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related information ended up being truly simple to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, website theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Excellent task.

  28. I have been exploring for a bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts
    on this kind of space . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this web site.
    Reading this info So i’m glad to show that I’ve an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I discovered
    just what I needed. I most definitely will make certain to don?t put out of your
    mind this website and provides it a glance on a constant basis.

  29. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this information. Today bloggers publish only about gossips and net and this is actually irritating. A good web site with exciting content, that is what I need. Thank you for keeping this web site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

  30. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you’ve put in writing this website. I’m hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming also. In fact your creative writing skills has inspired me to get my own web site now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a great example of it.

  31. Thank you for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such magnificent information being shared freely out there.

  32. I’ve been exploring for a little for any high
    quality articles or weblog posts in this sort of space .
    Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this website.
    Reading this information So i’m satisfied to exhibit
    that I have a very excellent uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed.
    I most indisputably will make sure to don’t put out of your mind this web site and give it a glance on a constant basis.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.