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SEYF-South Europe Youth Forum ha aderito all'appello di Libera Una #magliettarossa per #fermarelemorragia di umanità, lanciato da Don Luigi Ciotti con l'obiettivo di sollecitare l'opinione pubblica su un modello di accoglienza capace di coniugare sicurezza e solidarietà.
Be part of Religion≠Hate - Youth Exchange on social inclusion, inter-religious and intercultural dialogue
Dates: 21 – 30 September 2018
Age: 17-30 years
Costs: Food and accommodation 100% free.
Travel costs maximum amount reimbursed €275
Participants needed - 8 participants
Participating Countries: Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Jordan and Georgia.
The exchange “Religion≠Hate” is a multilateral youth exchange under the KA1 of the Erasmus+ programme. The project’s idea come from the need to promote psychological well-being of LGBTI youth, inter-religious and intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity. Religion is very important because it often informs individuals and societies about moral values and appropriate rules of behaviour. At the same time, religion is often very hostile towards sexual and gender minorities (LGBTI). This causes two problems:
1) many LGBTI people are religious and are conflicted between their sexuality and their religion
2) even when LGBTI people are not religious many of their friends and family are, which makes coming out far more difficult.
The activities during the youth exchange are all based on the non-formal education method. The activities will include ice breaking activities, energisers, intercultural night, team building activities, role-plays etc. related to the theme of the exchange.
Looking forward to hearing from you!!
"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.
Prendono il via le attività locali del progetto Teddy Bears in Pairs, progetto Erasmus Plus Adulti che prevede il potenziamento di buone pratiche di educazione tra pari, dialogo intergenerazionale e dialogo interculturale a livello locale.
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.