When we do not understand global interconnectedness, we may be exposed to intercultural misunderstandings and conflicts, as we currently live in the EU. To prevent these conflicts today and in the future, we must equip young people with intercultural dialogue skills. When young people with intercultural dialogue skills meet their peers from different cultures, they can manage this process more easily, understand the potential of diversity, act more fairly and play an active role in the processes.

To empower youth, we need to empower youth workers and above all to strengthen youth work known as a tool for personal development, social integration, and active citizenship of youth. Our project, “EXPLORE: Motivating Young People to Intercultural Dialogue”, aims to support youth workers’ capacity building and to invest in quality in youth work by developing and sharing effective methods (storytelling, gamification, local intercultural encounters). In our Erasmus Plus KA2 project, which will last two years in total, public and non-governmental organizations from 5 different countries are planning to achieve the following objectives:

  • Invest in youth workers’ capacity building for intercultural competencies and youth motivation,
  • Using creative methodology such as gamification and storytelling for local intercultural encounters and ensuring the development of knowledge, skills, and tools in this regard,
  • Encouraging the exchange of good practices on ICC education and youth work among the public / non-governmental organizations from five countries, and strengthening cross-cooperation,
  • Strengthening the communication strategy for the target group by sharing good practices among public institutions, cooperatives, and non-governmental organizations,
  • To contribute to the sense of belonging as European citizens and to motivate participants to learn more about the EU through transnational workforce and mobility,

Project Partners (In Alphabetical Order)

  • Associacao Animam Viventem (Portugal)
  • Awesome People (Sweden)
  • Consorzio Social Lab Società Cooperativa Sociale (Italy)
  • Etnie Associazione di Promozione Sociale onlus (Italy)
  • Freguesia de Cascais e Estoril (Portugal)
  • Pi Gençlik Derneği (Turkey)
  • Sdruzhenie Walk Together (Bulgaria)

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