Project takes place with the support of the European Community programme "Youth in Action"

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lithuanian Folow-Up Project

TITLE: Take the stage!
PARTICIPANTS: Youngs 12-16 yrs old.
PERIOD: September 2012 – March 2012.
TOPIC: Social inclusion, discrimination, arts and culture, people with fewer opportunities, volunteering, youth unemployment.
AIM: The project is aimed at allowing young drama students teach children from ethnic minorities, children with fewer opportunities and children with disability drama and finally prepare a play with them and show it at some local community events.
PROJECT: 1.2 – youth initiatives, Švenčionių rajonas.
PARTNERS: we will cooperate with local municipalities, schools, universities educating theatre students and private companies on the basis of aid to the children.
METHODS: Non-formal education, role-playing, simulations, learning-by-doing, various workshops.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


TITLE: Recycling (Part II)
PARTICIPANTS: Youngs 14 – 18 years old.
PERIOD: December 2011 – April 2012.
TOPIC: Environment, pollution, climate changes, Recycling, global warming, sustainable development.
AIM: increase the percentage of recycling in our village. Today is around 8%, and we want to arrive at 25% in one year after the project.
PROJECT: 1.2 – youth initiatives, Biancavilla (CT)
PARTNERS: we will cooperate with other association of our town, Association “zero wastes”, Ass. “Let’s environment”, Ass. “Design the future”.
METHODS: Non formal activities. Children will realize also some “items” with recycled objects, and they will cooperate to realize that.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Students in Action by Spain

The name of our project will be Student Action. It will be held here in Spain, at the University of Seville, which is comprised of more than 20 colleges. This project originated with the idea that other students at the University of Seville, like us, would know about Youth in Action and benefit from it. Thus the age at which participants will be covered is from 18 to 25. This idea is especially for those college students who are interested in information for future exchanges, launching of programs, training courses or EVS. Other than that, we want to reach all young people who are interested in this type of event.
The project duration is 8 days. The date is not set, as it is a project idea and it says that it will take place in the future. The highlights of this project are, among others, that participants come to know, in a way, the contents of Youth in Action, to encourage students to start new projects and to inform you that there are types of organizations that handle doing that kind of activity. In addition we encourage them to start a different project and provide information through the university website. And finally we give some reference of where they might find more information about these types of projects and initiatives.

The expected results after the completion of this initiative is to encourage participants to work in groups, develop their knowledge of Youth in Action, gain practical information and meet new people who in the future may be involved in other activities. The project would be done locally (Seville), even within the Youth Initiative.

As additional information, it just says that once the project at the local level this project will seek to develop internationally with other European universities. And within the project it could get help from teachers, staff and students of the university to make this more fun and participatory.

Slovenia's "I share, I care!"

Project took place in our high school, from 26th-27th May 2011. First day we went to our school to spread news about Youth in Action program, we posted some posters on school corridors, that next day there's gonna be a presentation about it. We had a table with YiA programe books, where youth could find a lot of information. and we told them about the presentation for the next day =) So next day - on Friday, we went to high school again and during two main breaks (each is half an hour long) we had powerpoint presentation in one classroom. There was also one of EVS participants, from Turkey, coming with us, and she told us about her own EVS great experiences. All of the students in the classroom were very interested in Youth in action and EVS. 
Same weekend (27th-29th) there was Pozdrav iz Kotla going on in Kamnik. It is a small festival, where lots of youth come together. We also had a info point there, and we went around and spread news about Youth in Action (there was skating park, with lots of participants (it was kind of competition, so there was also a big crowd cheering for their friends :)) I think we were quite successful, some of those people already joined our FB page Kotlovnica in Action.

From Živa, Slovenia.