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READ ME, 20-28 August 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey

Youth exchange “READ ME” responds on the need to address social exclusion, discrimination and hate speech in participating countries. Through this youth exchange the participants gained new knowledge on social exclusion, discrimination and they strengthen their skills to realize ‘human library’ events in their local communities. With this they directly contributing to process of creating socially inclusive society.

Objectives of youth exchange:

a) To develop participant’s competencies in the area of human rights education and the methodology of human libraries;

b) to raise participant’s knowledge on the process of realization of human library as a way of addressing stereotypes, prejudices and fighting discrimination;

c) to empower the participants to contribute to creating socially inclusive society through the process of organizing ‘human library’ during the youth exchange;

e) to develop participants competences such as teamwork, leadership, communication, presentation and to contribute to their personal and professional development;

f) to raise intercultural competencies of the participants by giving them an opportunity to interact and work with young people coming from different European countries and also local community from the hosting country;

g) to raise knowledge of the participants about Erasmus + Programme and its Key Action 1 and to encourage the participants to take active part in the Programme.

h) to support creating network and partnerships between participating organizations, exchange of good practices among participating countries related to human rights education, social inclusion.

Set project objectives were met through activities based on variety of non-formal learning methods and techniques including discussions, debates, role plays, simulations, reflection activities, individual challenges, and group work inintercultural team.

By meeting all above mentioned objectives the youth exchange contributed to achieving goals of Europe 2020 strategy and Erasmus + Programme.