Project Reference: 2019-1-SE02-KA105-002471
Country: Sweden
Type of Project: Youth mobility
Number of sent participants: 10
Description:

Objectives
The Exchange was created with aim to provide an experience of intercultural learning activities to all the participants involved in it. It is focused on personal development through sport and outdoor activities, with an objective to bring more awareness about equality in everyday life of all the people involved in it and give them the platform of information and knowledge about this question and motivate them to spread their experience further on.
Objectives of the youth exchange:
– promote the value of sport as a tool for social inclusion and active participation
– tackle the topic of equality,
– to provide an experience of intercultural learning activities to all the participants involved in it.
– Through personal development through sport and outdoor activities, with an objective to bring more awareness about equality in every day life of all the people involved in it.
– To raise awareness of intercultural communication as part of team work (and team work in general) and provide opportunities for learning about each other’s reality.
– To learn more about Erasmus+ plus programme and opportunities that it offers.
– To provide the participants an opportunity to share practices, to reflect on common challenges in the field of living in intercultural environment.
Activities
We plan to implemented youth exchange involving 6 partners, 10 group leaders and 50 participants with following background:

-strongly interested to concept of traditional sports and sharing and exploring differet traditions and cultures.
-young people in age 18 to 30 with residence of participant’s countries;
-eager to work in internationals teams on social media content, videos, project blog and booklet with aim to raise, learn how to create media content (videos, photos) and make their peers more active;
– highly motivated to take part in Erasmus + project (Youth Exchange), to work in international team and share their experiences in follow up period with their peers;
– with communicative level of English and be able to take part in preparatory meetings, main mobility activity and follow up activities.
Every group will include participants with fewer opportunities facing cultural differences and social, also having problems with anxiety and usually depressed young people.
Profile of group leaders:
Group leaders will be selected by each organization. Group leader is expected to be a person with previous experiences in youth work and Erasmus + Programme who is ready to facilitate the project activities and provide support to the participants during whole project, especially during implementation phase abroad but also during preparation and follow up period. There is no age limit set for group leaders.
Participants will be from 18 to 30 years old, and we will make sure to ensure gender balance.
Impact
Youth exchange ‘Throwback to Tradition – Sports for All’ will have strong impact on directly involved young people who will increase their competencies (communication, teamwork, facilitation, problem solving, cultural awareness, intercultural sensitivity), it will develop cultural expressions, and create a bridge between cultures for a better mutual comprehension.
This youth exchange will have impact on involved partners that will strengthen their partnerships and have possibility to increase their capacities promote the value of sport as a tool for social inclusion and active participation. The project results will include:
1. FB page
2. Videos
3. Project Blog
4. Booklet of Good Practices
YE Back to traditions – united trough sports, will promote the value of sport as a tool for social inclusion and active participation. Taking into account the important values that traditional sports and games offer, through the educational, culture, communicative and health promoting role towards the overall development of the individual and one’s community we will also tackle the topic of equality. This games heritage lies at the very foundation of our respective cultural traditions. Sports are expressions of the native culture and life systems contributing to the identity of human beings. Considering that traditional sports and games being less susceptible to the temptations of excessive commercialization, manipulation, and doping, can strengthen the values of sport and the spirit of “fair-play”, Further taking into account that they do not demand substantial material and financial resources or investments, but they can contribute to better intercultural understanding and mutual tolerance, both within and among the communities of nations we’ll come to the fundamental right of movement, sport and games as a constituent of the quality of life and development of a whole personality. In the end we will present one show of traditional sports. Videos and promotional materials will be also made for multiplying and dissemination.
Starting with energizers, ice breaking, team building, presentation of Erasmus + to presentation of countries, we will create IC spirit and pleasant learning experience for participants; reflect on different cultural expressions, and create a bridge between cultures for a better mutual comprehension. Sports are part of intangible heritage and a symbol of the cultural diversity of our societies. They are also an efficient means to convey values of solidarity, diversity, inclusiveness and cultural awareness. Active participation will be not only presented but encouraged for our participants coming from different parts of Europe. During 8 days (planned dates 25/06/2019-02/07/2019 plus travel days), people from Sweden, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, Spain and FYROM will get the chance to be part of this YE.

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/2019-1-SE02-KA105-002471

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