in-MED-culture (Portekiz 12 ay)

Project Practical Arragements

  • Venue : Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 234 4050-417
  • Country : Portugal / Porto
  • Deadline : 15-09-2017
  • Selection : 16-09-2017
  • Starts on : 01-01-2018
  • Finishes on : 31-12-2018

Project Subject

Avrupa Gönüllü Hizmeti

in-MED-culture (Portekiz 12 ay)

Project Type

European Voluntary Service

Project Activity Details

Life is bringing more and more challenges for young people, such as unemployment, terrorist attacks, refugee crisis, violation of human rights, intercultural misunderstanding in a very diverse world, and these are only the major challenges that young people have.

It’s expected that this long-term EVS experience promotes the self-empowerment of these youngsters with fewer opportunities, enhancing their employability and motivating them to engage in a further commitment to European values and principles through the development of future projects within Erasmus+ Programme.
The objectives of this project are:

1. To promote non-formal learning and cooperation in the field of youth with the Programme and Partner Countries in specific with Turkey and Russian Federation, while promoting equity, social cohesion, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, and preventing violent radicalization;

2. To support the volunteers in the acquisition of learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and attitude), with the focus on the personal project, in order to improve their personal development (such as self-empowerment and self-esteem), enhancing their employability in the European labour market and beyond;

3. To promote opportunities for young people with fewer opportunities of intercultural awareness, experience and learning European values, such as respect for human dignity; equality, human rights, tolerance, non-discrimination, justice, solidarity and equality between men and women. Volunteers will have a privileged contact with indoor and outdoor contexts, and diverse publics, which could allow volunteers an interesting learning in terms of knowing how to deal and be in a world increasingly plural and diverse;

4. To enhance the volunteers foreign languages competence especially of Portuguese and English and intercultural awareness;

5. To raise the volunteers awareness and understanding of Portuguese reality and culture, being at the same time ambassadors of their own culture, in the basis of peer and intercultural learning and dialogue activities, where EVS volunteers can share their cultural identity but also better understand the cultural identity of youth in Porto and its individuals.

This long-term EVS project will take place from January 1st-31st September, 2018 Porto, Portugal, and it will especially target 2 youngsters, aged 17-30 years with fewer opportunities (Refugees, educational difficulties; social, geographical and economic obstacles, and cultural differences) sent by its programme and partner organisation from YINFO (Turkey), selected from the European Solidarity Corps, and from Sfera (Russian Federation) whose mission is aligned with this project.

There are 2 types of planned activities:
On the area of Inclusion - Equity like Human Library, Linguistic and Intercultural Exchange, Guiding Tours; and on the area of Creativity and Culture Activities like Creative workshops regarding arts, architecture, design and video editing, Web-design and social media, Graphic and polygraphy design, preparation and promotion of different cultural events, festivals, exhibitions and materials for guiding tours.
There will be monitoring and evaluation moments and informal gatherings with MEDesTU members as well.

The methodology will consist on informal and non-formal learning. Participative methods will be used, attending to the volunteers’ needs, contributions and expectations and feedback, relying on a co-design and co-management basis between the partner organisations and the volunteers.
Volunteers will be invited to self-reflect upon their learning, using a logbook.

The final results reached within 12 months are:
1. Tangible: the developed activities, testimonies (videos and articles published on MEDesTU.org), promotional materials, 2 Youthpass certificates, a gallery of photos, clipping of press releases and magazine Associar+ articles;
2. Intangible: all the learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of immeasurable value that were brought to light by this intercultural experience.
The impact on the target groups (youth, in specific), the other stakeholders and the community in general, they will benefit from the fostering of intercultural mind-sets and competences through the initiatives implemented, by encouraging social inclusion, creativity and cultural awareness, based on the deconstruction of prejudices and the raising awareness of the European values. It's expected that it impacts on more than 10,000 people, directly or indirectly, i.e. word of mouth or Internet.

Project Financial Details

Erasmus+ AGH projeleri finansman kuralları geçerli olacaktır.

YINFO - Gençlik Bilgi Merkezi Derneği

YINFO - Gençlik Bilgi Merkezi Derneği

Contact Person : info@yinfo.org.tr
Email : info@yinfo.org.tr
Phone : info@yinfo.org.tr