CreActive Lycian Youth – Turecko

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Termín konání: 22. duben – 5. květen 2016

Místo konání: Demre – Kas, Antalya, Turecko

Program a akce: program ERASMUS+, Klíčová akce 1: výměna mládeže

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Účastníci: Eva Valentová, Kryštof Karásek, Eva Mašková, Ivana Sedláčková

Group leader: Jakub Gabriš 

Účastnický poplatek (vybírá si samotná hostitelská organizace): €14/účastník

Účastnící se země: Rakousko, ČR, Slovensko, Itálie, Litva, Turecko

Video-diář projektu: https://www.facebook.com/the.lycian.pathfinders/?fref=ts 

Hostitelská organizaceLycian Pathfinders

Report z projektu: 

Na přelomu dubna května jsme zůčastnili 14 denní výměny mláděže, která měla hlavní cíle zaměřené na podporu demokratického cítění, hodnot EU a aktivního občanství maldých lidí v EU. V projektu nám byli představeny hodnoty Lycianské kultury, která nás jako příklad demokracie a pacifistické politiky provázela celým projektem.

První část projektu jsme strávili v krásném kempu poblíž města Demre. Tato část byla zaměřena na seznámení jednotlivých účastníků, utužení vztahů mezi námi, vytvrožení treakingových týmů, vytvoření naší vlastní struktury a organizace nás samých, sdílení hodnot a řešení problémů. 

Druhá část projektu byl 4 denní přechod hor po Lycianské stezce, celkem jsem ušli asi 60 km z celkové délky stezky, která měří asi 500 km. Cesta byla nádherná, ale mnohdy velmi náročná a mnozí z nás si vyzkoušeli kde mají své limity. Všechny trekové týmy se ale během své pouti utužily do semknuté skupinky schopné vyřešit jakýkoliv problém. Některé týmy vsadili na rychlost, jiné na dlouho odpočinky a jiné si to prostě jen užívali. Naše cesta vedla z Demru do Kaše. Většian cesty byla poblíž moře s nádhernými výhledy a koupáním na plázích.

V Kaší, kde jsme zakončili náš pochod. V tomto malebném městečku také probíhala závěrečná 7 denní část. Mimo rekonvalescence po uplynulém pochodu, byla tato část věnována zpětné vazbě, tématickým hrám, vytvořením a distribuováním dotazníku. Většinu času jsme si přes zvolené organizátory z našich řad, koordinovali sami.

Eva Mašková

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Přečtěte si výsledky průzkumu z tohoto projektu:

CLY Project Survey

The current survey is prepared within the scope of Creactive Lycian Youth; Youth Mobility Project funded by Erasmus+ program, facilitated by Lycian Pathfinders with the contribution of the project partners. First, project partners were requested to send questions related to project aims (i.e., EU Citizenship, Human Rights, Active Participation and related topics) and draft version of question pool was formed. By the contribution of interested parties, question and answer formats took shape in time (1st draft of the survey). 1st draft was implemented to a survey tool and disseminated online to project participants, before the project. During the project, the survey has been revised and updated with the contribution of the project participants (final version). Later, the final hardcopy version of the survey was implemented to local young people in Kaş, Antalya by the contribution of project participants. Also, the online version of the survey was disseminated to young people all around the Europe. A total of 163 responses were gathered, 91 of which is in English (the online survey) and 72 of which is in Turkish (the hardcopy version of the survey). The survey results content analyzed.

During the project, the survey activity facilitated by Şerife Yılmaz (TR) and Michaela Jankovičová (SK). To take the project participants’ opinion on survey, focus group activity was conducted. Then the survey implemented to local people and disseminated through online tool.

1.     Focus group activity:

Participants divided into three groups discussed each question in relation to project objectives, and decide whether to change the question format, answer format, drop the question, and add a new question etc., by considering the project objectives.

After a 30 minutes group discussion on survey, representatives of the groups and survey activity facilitators came together and discussed the changes suggested by three groups.

Upon giving the survey its final form, participants were presented the final version of the survey.

2.     Implementing the survey with local people

A total of 75 hardcopies of the survey has been prepared, and distributed to three teams (25 surveys per group). They were given an hour to implement those surveys with the local people. The surveys were in Turkish language! 72 responses were gathered within half an hour!

3.     Disseminating the survey online

As a last step, participants were requested to send the survey link to 3 friends of themselves (who can speak English) to take the opinion of youth, around the world. 91 responses were gathered through online survey.
Valuable feedbacks came out of focus group discussions. Based on the focus group’ discussion results and the discussion among representatives of groups and facilitators of the activity, CLY Project Survey was finalized during the project.

Regarding implementing the survey with local people, in the beginning, the project participants were a bit concerned how to approach local people without speaking Turkish. Later, they figured a way out to communicate (i.e., using body language, gestures, mimics). It was an unusual experience for some project participants. It was their first field experience. They challenged themselves to communicate with local people. It is important to note that 72 surveys were completed in half an hour! I observed project participants enjoyed a lot during the activity, and they were even eager to take more copies of the survey to continue to implement them with the local people.

Results

By staying in contact with Michaela, the responses were content analyzed after the project completed. Michaela analyzed the online survey responses, and I analyzed the responses of Turkish survey. The survey was implemented to 163 participants whose age ranges 18 to 30. Main findings are as follows.

1)    Majority of participants evaluated being EU citizen advantageous rather than disadvantageous.

For example, benefiting from Schengen, freedom of movement (i.e., working abroad, and studying abroad), high life standards (i.e., education, health, and other social services) and law system and democracy in European countries were mentioned as advantages of being EU citizen. On the other hand, some disadvantages such as financial pressure (you need to accept some commands)/common economy were also noted.

2)    Participants reported that a good, functional community should have cooperation/collaboration, communication, good/friendly relationships, tolerance/understanding, respect, justice, common goals, supporting each other, equality, freedom, freedom of thought, healthy education system, and open minded, bias free, non-discriminative people.

3)    Most of the participants responded to a question of whether they participate in their local community as NO. If the answer is yes; most of them are part of NGO or they participate in volunteer activities in their local area.

4)    Majority of participants claimed they used their political rights in the last elections because they perceive voting as a way to make a change and civic duty. Moreover, they don´t agree with the decision to not vote even if it is the choice of a person. As an explanation of young people NOT using their political right and NOT voting in elections, participants stated a number of reasons:

  • lack of political awareness (people are not really well informed about political situation and about consequences from not using your vote in the elections)
  • not trusting government and politicians
  • lack of knowledge, interest, research, and no concern for future
  • learned helplessness in a country where there is no trust in democracy
  • apolitical youth because of dirty administration

5)    To increase youth participation in political and social processes/events, participants suggested:

  • more political educations in schools
  • schools focusing only on politics
  • active participation of youth in political platforms
  • political representation of youth in state level
  • public debating, informational brochures
  • more active roles of NGOs
  • youth projects/exchanges
  • using power of social network, social media
  • being correctly informed, building trust
  • more events/activities about current political issues/active citizenship

6)    To activate EU citizens’ interests/knowledge about political/practical issues of the EU, participants suggested:

  • more youth projects
  • workshops, public debates
  • using social media actively
  • informational brochures, mass media
  • social responsibility projects
  • Enhancing authorization of Local administrations

7)    Most of the participants reported that they heard of the Erasmus+ program. They know about Erasmus+ mostly from their friends, then because of Universities and Internet websites. The main purpose of the program they stated is intercultural interaction, and raising awareness of different social topics.

To summarize;

  • working in close collaboration with the partner countries’ leaders to form the survey questions in the first place,
  • evaluate and reevaluate the question and answer formats as Lycian Pathfinder team with respect to relevant literature and in the light of academic supervision,
  • disseminating the draft version of the survey to project participants (before the project) to make them realize how a survey could be improve in later steps,
  • then, finalizing the survey in focus group session with the contribution of project participants
  • lastly, including them in dissemination process of the survey

All in all, it was a before-during-after the project process. The activity was designed to actively include project participants to the project beforehand and make them realize about the project objectives. In addition to that, they gained insight about ‘surveys’ as a measurement tool. Through implementing survey with locals, most of the participants challenged themselves and gained an unusual experience.

Within this whole process, I should give credit to Michaela and myself to facilitate this kind of activity. Great understanding and collaboration my friend J I also appreciate the project participants’ enthusiasm. Even though the environment was unusual for them and not having common language with the locals, they challenged themselves and the locals to be in cooperation. Besides, they worked as a part of team and complete the task in a short time. I think that non-formal education is the education of experience. The experience of yours!

Love you all,

Serife Yılmaz

Lycian Pathfinders

27.07.2016

Acknowledgments

“CLY Project Survey” is prepared within the scope of “Creactive Lycian Youth (CLY)”; Youth Mobility Project which took place in Turkey between the dates April 23 to May 5, 2016. The project was funded by the Erasmus+ program. There were a total of 32 participants from 6 countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Lithuania, and Slovakia.

Applicant organization: Lycian Pathfinders http://www.lycianpathfinders.org

Note: If you would like to use “CLY Project Survey” in your own projects, please keep in touch with the “Lycian Pathfinders” team.

Use the survey by giving the related reference; “Lycian Pathfinders & CLY participants, 2016”.

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