The topic of the project relates to the understanding of the dangers in the social media era for young people and to increase the awareness of the dangers regarding the fake news. There is a huge need for a more comprehensive approach to digital content, technologies and practices. The project will be an opportunity for us to spend time together to share views, fears, concerns, ideas for improvement and to come up with proposals to fill the gaps in both our local communities and our countries, and around the world. This projects wants to promote the critical thinking in order to filter and evaluate the news the young people receive. The project’s ultimate goal is to highlight the importance of dialogue and how it can help filter the news, especially those that we receive from the internet. Participants will also develop skills and experience in social campaigning. This is relevant skill nowadays for young people since it helps to break up barriers for public performance, public speaking, group and teamwork, leading and planning, debriefing and evaluating results. Besides this, participants will also have an international experience, get to know other cultures and traditions better, break stereotypes and promote common understanding, multicultural dialogue and activism of young people on local, regional, national and international level.
Advance Preparation Visit - APV
The APV will be organized in order to ensure a well-prepared Youth Exchange for all involved participants and to share duties and responsibilities among youth leaders as well as to prepare all involved local stakeholders and activists for meeting our young people during the exchange. The APV will increase skills and knowledge of youth leaders regarding planning the activities and taking responsibility for the action as well as it will connect them together which will ensure better communication and collaboration during the exchange.
Dates of the meeting
The APV will be organized in January in Nea Kallikratia, Halkidiki Region and will be organized as the meeting of 6 Youth Leaders representing the groups from each partner organizations and the project coordinator from applicant. During those 2 days - the project coordinator together with the leaders will establish agreements regarding logistics (transport, food, other needs) and then will discuss the project activities. During the APV, also the final agenda of the Youth Exchange will be created. Leaders and project coordinator will also meet local stakeholders and activists and make arrangements for youth exchange to visit local enterprises and sustainable businesses. In the evening of the APV’s last day leaders will prepare the report of APV which will include all agreements and information relevant for participants and partner organizations.
The Youth Exchange is the main activity of the project for young people coming from 6 European countries that share common concerns and goals. The project aims to the active participation of young people in order to improve the future and increase their opportunities. The Youth Exchange meets the objectives of the project by giving the opportunity for young people to spend time in intercultural environment, get connected and active on local, national and international level as well as become more aware of different cultures, traditions and attitudes of young people coming from different countries.
Dates of the Youth Exchange Activity
The Youth Exchange will be organized 16-25 February in Nea Kallikratia, Halkidiki Region. Project’s main aims and objectives
Promote actions that enhance responsible use of the social media and the dangers of the fake news.
Strengthen the role and capacity building of young people.
Develop concrete tools, practices and contracts for corporation, differently, addressing social change and encouraging active participation of youth.
Promotion of teamwork, collaboration, active participation, social skills.
Promotion of common understanding, multicultural dialogue & activism of young people on local, regional, national and international level.