Project Reference: 2019-1-DK01-KA105-060122
Type of Project: Youth mobility
Number of sent participants: 8
“Less Scrolling! More Living!” will be an youth exchange with main aim to establish debate on the impact of social media and to raise awareness on the safe and positive use of social media by young people, involvement in decisiion making proces or addressing community issues by youngsters. Today social media has two sides, on a positive note it can be beneficial by giving more opportunities for the development of the young people but on a negative note it can steal their precious time. The overuse of social media and internet may also lead to desocialisation and difficulties in the social relationships of young people. By implementing this youth exchange we beliebe that we can initiate a chane of young people social media habits in positive way.
Objectives of the youth exchange:
– Developing the English competencies of the participants, improving teamwork in multicultural environment, problems solving and bettering conflict solving management;
– The participants to get aware with different approaches to social media and to support their critical view of social media;
– To raise the awareness of the participants about the influience of social media on their behaviour especially for their seld-esteem and self-confidence;
– To increase the knowledge about Erasmus + and to support the creation of new project ideas addressing participants needs;
– To deliver to the participants more information how to protect themselves on social media and how to use it in beneficial way;
– The lessons learned during the youth exchange to be shared online and “face to face” with different activities on local level and to be able to open debate on social media in owns communities.
We aim at implementing youth exchange that will involve participants aged 18-20 years old from Programme countries. The group will include also participants with fewer opportunities facing cultural differences, social and economical obstacles.
The participants profile can be described as following:
– With motivation to develop of their personal and professional competencies in international environment (to improve their skills in communication, teamwork, problems-solving, presentation, facilitation and conflict management);
– With interest to get to know social media practices from different countries and to learn from their peers how to work with social media in effective and optimal way;
– Willing to know more about how to use social medial in more effective way during their job seeking process, how to deal with the challenges of online bullying and social media addiction;
– Motivated to work in international team in the frame of Erasmus + and to share their experience in the follow-up period;
– Being aware of the “danger of social media” and the impact on the youth development especially considering their self-esteem and self-awareness;
– Motivated to work on the development of their foreign language skills, teamwork skills, problems solving abilities, time management etc.
Part of the participants will be those with fewer opportunities, lacking access for self and professional improvement, these young people want to participate in international mobility project because it provides them an opportunity to gain new competencies and work on themselves.
This youth exchange, will be an excellent start point for the participants to raise awareness of the role of the social media and the impact that it has in their lives. It will increase their competencies how to use the social media in a positive and safe way. During the days of the activity, the participants will gain more knowledge on Erasmus + Programme and it will be a beginning on developing new project ideas, increasing knowledge of editing videos and maintaining project blog. The participants will be responsible for creating the HANDBOOK “Create healthy relationship with social media”, that will be useful tool for young people and organizations, who are interested in social media, how to raise their knowledge and competencies on this topic. The participants will share the lessons learned with their peers, especially to those coming from rural areas, and organizations will develop capacities in youth project management and build new partnerships.