From 08-16th January, 60 participants from six countries across Europe: UK, Denmark, Lithuania, Macedonia, Turkey and Hungary, came together for a Youth exchange ‘Our rights-Human rights’ in Hvalso, Denmark. Through non-formal learning methods, experiential learning, discussions and presentations, the participants deepened their knowledge about human rights.
The main aim of this project is to show that the concept of human rights is relative to the social and cultural context in different societies, but still it has relevance everywhere around the world. With this Youth exchange, the participants had a unique opportunity to gain better understanding and knowledge of human rights inherent to all human beings, whatever the nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status is.
In that regard, the participants facilitated by the leaders opened discussion on some of the most important issues related to human rights, such as the current situation with the refugees and immigrants across Europe. This YE empowered them to become more active in their daily life and to use their talents towards a positive cause, such as promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in the civil society.
On the cultural aspect, participants met new people from different counties, tried their traditional food and drinks, broke some stereotypes and widened the horizons.