breaking walls

BREAKING WALLS

Breaking walls is a youth exchange funded by the Erasmus+ program that aims to counter discrimination and stereotypes among young people.

PROJECT DATA

Youth exchange: 23 October – 1 November 2022

Place: Târgoviște, Dâmbovița Hotel

Participants: 35 young people

Participanting countries: Romania, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia and Turkey.

Topics: discrimination, stereotypes, human rights, inclusion.

PROJECT CONTEXT

Europe has change a lot in recent years. The spread of discrimination throughout Europe has contributed to the radicalization of individuals and collectives against „others”. All of these fueling violence and hate crimes, one of the worst consequences. The most affected groups are Roma, migrants, minorities, including young people with fewer opportunities who face different social obstacle.

Discrimination turned gradually from stereotypes, hate speech and bullying into physical violence. These actions weakening the social cohesion between communities, young people and further threatening equality, human dignity, human rights, tolerance and peace between young people and implicitly communities.

PROJECT PARTNERS

Asociatia Be You – Romania – coordinator

Institute for Cultural Relations Policy– Hungary

Aux Couleurs du DEBA – France

THESS ALLAGI SKG – Greece

Youth Senate – North Macedonia

Pillole Di Parole – Italy

Türkiye Beyazay Association Adana Branch – Turkey

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The project aims to increase youth’s awareness of other cultures, to fight inequality and discrimination, to find new ways of thinking and acting, to analyze the stereotypes and how media present them, in order to reduce the influence of cultural prejudices and discrimination.

Objectives

  • To identify and discuss common forms of discrimination among young people;
  • To build a broader understanding of what discrimination means and find the right tools based on human rights to counter it;
  • To encourage intercultural dialogue, multicultural diversity and tolerance among young people for a better social inclusion;
  • To improve self confidence of young people participating in the project empowering them to develop an appropriate strategy to tackle discrimination;

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

The target group for the youth exchange consists of 28 young people aged between 18-26/28 and 7 group leaders aged over 20, with no upper age limit.

Each national group will group will be composed by 4 young people and 1 group leader.

Young people who will take part in this youth exchange should be interested in the project topic and motivated to acquire knowledge and skills to tackle discrimination and stereotypes.

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

  1. Read complete information available in the  Infopack-Look-closer;
  2. Fill in application form  https://forms.gle/fj6LDxq9p51kyTNd8

Deadline for applications  30 September 2022.