Camp of Democracy and Multiculturalism — Turkey


ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: youth exchange

Venue: Adana, Turkey 

Dates: 2—11 September 2022

National team size: 5 participants (aged 18-30) +1 group leader (18+)

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Hosting organisation: Demokrasi ve Hukuk Çalışmaları Derneği

Project description:

“Camp of Democracy and Multiculturalism” is a youth exchange project which will be held in Adana/Turkey between 2 – 11 September 2022. There will be 36 participants (including 6 group leaders) from 6 countries. Turkey, Germany, Greece, North Macedonia, Czech Republic and Lithuania are participating countries. We are going to use informal and non-formal learning methods like case studies, role plays, surveys, debates, ice brakers, energizers and field studies.

There will be energizers before each activity. All participants (except group leaders) will be young people with fewer opportunities who has social/economical/educational obstacles, cultural differences and refugees. The participants will be aged between 18-30 and there is no age limit for group leaders.

Objectives of the project:
The main purpose of our project is to raise awareness on EU values such as human rights, freedom of expression, gender equality and to create active citizens. Europe needs more cohesive and inclusive societies which allow citizens to play an active role in democratic life. We want to realize this project to empower young people and their ability to participate actively in society, in line with the provisions of the Lisbon Treaty to “encourage the participation of young people in democratic life in Europe”.

We’ll use non-formal learning activities, which aims enhancing the skills and competences of young people as well as their active citizenship. Europe nowadays is facing many democratic challenges Starting from the refugee crisis, Brexit, rise of nationalist and far right parties in many of our countries. We think we need to make an active effort for spreading democratic culture, human rights awareness and active citizenship and share our experiences in the fields of democracy and multiculturalism and emphasize the importance of democratic elections.

Participants’ profile:

“Camp of Democracy and Multiculturalism” project is designed for youth:

  • dedicated to work with young people in their local reality;
  • have the basic knowledge of facilitation of non- formal learning processes;
  • have a desire to apply their competences in developing new non-formal education tools;
  • motivated, open-minded, willing to cooperate and share from experience;
  • open for reflect on their experiences related to the topic;
  • desire to explore new ideas and promote youth participation among their peers
  • motivation and capacity to disseminate the project result;
  • ability to communicate in English;
  • all participants per each county will be youngsters with fewer opportunities (social/economical/educational obstacles, cultural differences and refugees)

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