Venue and Dates: Thessaloniki (Greece) from 21/09/2016 to 29/09/2016
Project Topic: Improvement of the knowledge about the periods of the refugee waves and getting awareness about the nowadays situation of the refugees in different countries.
Working Language: English
Countries: Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain and Turkey
Project Coordinator: IHNILATES TOU FOTOS (Greece)
Brief description of the project:
The youth participants could improve their empathy about refugees thanks to the team work and the activities youth did there. Moreover, they could learn a lot about the human rights and the importance of the media and promotion of the peace and equality. All activities which they participated at were related to the immigration, refugees and also, to the interests of the youth in the society. Through experimental methods, the youth communicated in different ways (music, songs, photos, words, etc.). The stories of the refugees sensitized the participants and made them more receptive and emphatic about the social assistance. They had the opportunity to meet the experts in the area of migration, such as directors and managers of local, national and international projects as well as with the mayor of the city. Moreover, they visited museums and cultural centers related to the topic of the project. The results of the participation of the project were the improvement of the self-confidence, the development of a critical mind and the intercultural perspective, the practice of the speaking in a foreign language, the possibility of taking part in a group and the development of the creativity and the organizational capacity.