With excitement in our pixels and smiles between our spaces we’re working on the upcoming youth exchange “La Storia Nostra: Towards Active Citizenship” in July 2019!!
Paradiso Ritrovato (IT), Fryshuset (SE), Dynamo International (BE) and Chaordica (NL) are currently learning from and working together with a motivated group of young people to empower themselves as a group and individually to be/become active agents in shaping a more inclusive and sustainable society.
This youth exchange wishes to support the (personal) development, (self)awareness and (self)confidence of young people, thereby strengthening their capacity to make a difference and find their unique response to personal, social and ecological challenges.
What will we be doing?
- Ice-breakers and cooperative games to get to know each other and our stories
- Learn together about inclusion, cooperation and active citizenship through interactive workshops and group conversations
- Go out into the mountains and discover the beautiful Italian Alps.
- Meet other young people from around Europe and make new friends
- We will engage ourselves in outdoor activities and non-formal learning methods such as “Art of Hosting”; “Open Forum”; “Theater of the Oppressed”; “World Café” to work on the following objectives:
- Increase self-awareness by engaging with issues such as identity and culture.
- Building bridges across different cultures and creating a healthy and inclusive community.
- Acquire a deeper understanding of some of the most current problems, such as the limits of capitalism, sustainable development, racism, etc.
- Develop skills to help improve the local community
- Learn about sustainability by doing hands-on projects. For example organic gardening, restoration with natural materials, collecting edible plants from the forest, up-cycling…
- Taking group decisions together
- Step into our leadership skills by organising a public event with creative performances, organic food and fun activities about sustainability and social inclusion
- Get to know each other, and have a good time!