Recycle for a Life Cycle! — Turkey

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Programme & action: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: Youth exchange

Venue: Aksaray, Turkey

YE dates: 5-11 April 2020

Participants: 5+1 Group leader. Currently in selection process. Send your application ASAP.

Host organisation: Aksaraycling Youth Initiative

Participating countries: Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey

Please read the info-pack.

Project info:

Partner countries for our project will be Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey. 6 participants, including group leaders, from partner countries will come to project venue to attend our project. At total, there will be 36 participants and 15 of them will be chosen from disadvantaged ones. The project will be implemented between 05 – 11 April 2020 including travel days. As an Erasmus+ Youth Exchange project, our topic is related to Wasting and Recycling. Via recycling we want to raise awareness for society and also to prevent wasting. We aim to produce new usable materials by using easy accessible old clothes and materials.

These specialized recycled materials are going to be made during activities with our participants. Thus, we aim to popularize recycling among participants and local people. We will produce shopping bags from old t-shirts, candles from different materials, thermoses from old bottles, party dresses from unused clothes, accessories from old beads and bracelets from used yarns and threads. Thanks to group works the participants will improve their personal skills and their creativity.

The products and outcomes of the project will be displayed in a shopping center in the city publicly and there will be interviews with local people. Also, for dissemination, local press will be invited to our exhibition and given information about what Erasmus+ is and our project about. In addition local authorities will be visited and asked for their supports for our project topic.

There will be indoor and outdoor activities in our project. We will do workshops, group-works, pair-works and we will use Non-formal education techniques. Thus all the participants will be active and will enjoy the project activities. There will be cultural nights to get to know  the different cultures and different people.

All project activities are prepared after the negotiations with our project partners. Duties and responsibilities of the each partner organizations and participants are decided, too. Participants are going to have meetings in their countries with their group leaders and will come to project venue with all the information and preparations. Also every organization will do preparations to present their country and culture. Within this scope, there will be presentations, dances, contests and also held cultural events. Also thanks to the city tour, participants are going to get information about our country and city. They also will be informed about Erasmus+, National Agency and Youthpass.

The Project’s long term outcomes are planning to be raising awareness about Wasting and Recycling, new project ideas, long term friendships and turning participants into a culture and tourism ambassadors. We will organize workshops, lectures, group-works, pair-works and social activities besides indoor and outdoor activities.

PROFILE OF THE PARTICIPANTS:
We need 5 young participants and 1 leader for each country. ( 5 + 1 = 6 for each country) The young participants should be 18 – 25 years old. No age limit for the leader. The groups should obey the gender balance rule. Participants should be able to communicate in English. Each partner is supposed to take part in all Project activities actively. Group leaders will be responsible for their participants.

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