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"No human being is illegal. Human beings can be beautiful or more beautiful, they can be fat
or skinny, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?” - Elie Wiesel
The name of the project I attended was ‘Support LGBTI Migrants’ a training course under KA1 of the Erasmus+ program coordinated by Platypus and consisted of a non-formal learning approach to several topics during the 7-day course. The topics covered during the training course were the social exclusion of LGBTI refugees and migrants, lack of employment and safe housing, difficulties encountered by LGBTI refugees seeking asylum and stereotypes in the media. On the final day, new project ideas were created by the participants for future ERASMUS+ exchanges.
My interest in applying for this exchange was for educational and personal reasons. Firstly, I wanting to gain more knowledge on LGBTI refugees and migrants through a non-formal approach, where I could participate in workshops with individuals from different countries who could share their different experiences with me. I also wanted to meet different people who shared common interests with me and be able to continue working with them even after the training was finished. On a personal level, I believed this training course would allow me to come out of my comfort zone when talking about certain issues and gain more confidence when it came to presenting ideas and participating in workshops.
I believe this training course was a powerful way to inform and further educate individuals regarding the real issues LGBTI migrants and refugees face. This course allowed me to challenge myself in coming up with ideas and solutions which might help LGBTI migrants and refugees. Although the participants came from different backgrounds and we spoke different languages, it was heartwarming to see how we all opted for change and expressed how we wanted to help LGBTI migrants and refugees in any way we could. Not only did this exchange allow the participants to share their experiences and knowledge on the topic, it also allowed us to create projects which were designed to further offer knowledge and support to LGBT migrants and refugees.
Il 25 gennaio alle 19.41 in decine di piazze italiane si continuerà a chiedere verità e giustizia per Giulio Regeni.
In consonanza con lo spirito del SEYF, e il nuovo progetto a Novoli dell’Ostello Novello, sta per cominciare la nuova iniziativa dei TANDEM Linguistici – APERITIVI INTERCULTURALI che coinvolgerà tutti quanti sono avidi di imparare o perfezionare due delle lingue più parlate al mondo, l’inglese e lo spagnolo, assaggiando due delle culture più diffuse e, nello stesso tempo, conoscere gente nuova.
Pronto il pacchetto Erasmus 2018: scegli la meta!
SEYF è lieta di presentarvi il pacchetto Erasmus 2018: tante le possibilità per viaggiare in Europa con i programmi di mobilità promossi dall’Unione Europea.
Cosa aspetti? I costi di viaggio, vitto, alloggio e viaggio sono coperti dal programma Erasmus Plus.
Una esperienza per approfondire temi, conoscere nuove persone, scoprire nuovi posti e aprire la mente.
Scegli la meta, contattaci e parti!
“All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe
and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.” ― Harvey Milk
Be part of Rights Now - Training course on gender equality, LGBT* rights, creativity and Culture
Be part of Support LGBTI Migrants - Training course on integration of
LGBTI migrants, asylum seekers and refugees into European societies
Sometimes all you need is to get some perspective, to take a step back in order to move forward with your own path. That what we got from our experience in our Arriving Formation as an EVS (European Volunteering Service) in Rome, where we had the chance to meet and learn from other volunteers and mentors. And now we know what step we must take on this great learning path we are in.
Ci sono delle volte che tutto quello che hai bisogno è ottenere una perspettiva più ampia, fare un paso indietro per potere proseguire il tuo percorso. Quello che abbiamo preso dalla nostra esperienza nella Formazione all’arrivo come EVS (Servizio di volontariato Europeo) a Roma, dove abbiamo avuto l’opportunità di conoscere e imparare da altri volontari e mentori. E adesso sappiamo che paso dobbiamo prendere a questo nobile percorso nel quale ci troviamo.
One might think that a little town in the middle of nowhere in the South of Italy, with just 5.000 inhabitants as is Specchia, is not important enough for becoming the meeting point for the European youth. But it happened. For nine days, young people from Malta, Ireland, Bulgaria and Spain came an Erasmus Plus Youth Exchange about social work and also to become more tolerant and open-minded with other cultures. And I was part of the team in charge of them.
“The road goes ever on”. That is how begins the English poem wrote by J.R.R Tolkien, mostly known for being the author of The Lord of the Rings, in which the British professor describes the unique feeling of stepping into the unknown, to the adventure.
My first presuppositions when I was coming here on Italy were a little abstract, giving the fact that SEYF dedicates his efforts on many and varied causes, I couldn’t help but feeling kind of lost when someone ask me what was I going to do on my European volunteer service.