OPEN CALL | “GOOD NEWS YOUTH AGAINST FAKE NEWS.” | Youth Exchange in Athens - Greece 02/04/22 - 13/04/22

OPEN CALL | “GOOD NEWS YOUTH AGAINST FAKE NEWS.” | Youth Exchange in Athens - Greece 02/04/22 - 13/04/22

OPEN CALL | “GOOD NEWS YOUTH AGAINST FAKE NEWS.” | Youth Exchange in Athens – Greece 02/04/22 – 13/04/22

Location: Athens, Greece
Dates: 2-13 April 2022
Travel dates: Arrival: 02/04 (any time) & Departure: 13/04 (any time)
Participants: 1 LEADER (18+) & 9 YOUNG PEOPLE (18-30 YRS.)
* All participants must be fully vaccinated for the means of this project.

The aim of our project is to explore the different types of misinformation, raise our awareness and recognise the importance of continued research and fact checking. Through several activities of non-formal education and interactive learning activities, we will also enhance the emotional IQ of youngsters & their perspective-changing skills, so that they can understand that they, themselves, can also spread unintentionally fake news. We will equip them with skills to critically review their own perceptions and become responsible information distributors through their social media at an individual level. All in all, we aim to increase societal resilience to misinformation and to promote critical thinking of youth.

Therefore, the main objective of this project is to make young people face the contemporary challenges of misinformation and disinformation (e.g. fact-checking, critical thinking, comparison of different sources, etc.) and increase their participation in democratic life and become active members of the European civil society. Moreover, we focus on the power of participatory approach to learning and how it positively influences our way of thinking, feeling and living, so that it becomes an amazing empowerment tool enhancing personal & social responsibility, which are necessary in the modern pluralistic and democratised media landscape.

Hotel: The participants of the Youth Exchange will be hosted in the 4-star Hotel Xenophon.
Rooms: Participants will be hosted in three or four-bed rooms, with same gender participants.

The Project covers 100% of:
• Accommodation costs (hotel and meals)
• Travel costs up to a certain limit, according to Erasmus+ Distance Calculator – (see table below)

• Transportation cost with public means within Athens (tickets that cover your whole stay in
Athens are provided).

The main methods we will use during the program will be based on non-formal education
activities such as:

Ice-breaking and team-building activities, brainstorming, presentations, group discussions, role-play games, reflection, creative contemporary round tables, cooperative world café, dialogue & self-expression through art, media dissemination, cultural visits and intercultural nights ☺

One of the main objectives of the project is to promote a sense of individual responsibility and a critical social approach! In order to achieve those objectives, a special working method will be applied during the project: Each team will take up the role of the facilitator for a number of activities. This role includes responsibility for:
● Design of the activity prior to the project (basic structure, objectives and outcomes)
● Organization of the activity prior to the project (separation in groups, rules,
deliverables, preparation of materials needed etc.)
● Coordination/Facilitation of the activity during the project (assuming active role
as facilitators, explaining the activity to the rest of participants, time management, troubleshooting etc.)

  • Facilitator’s Sheet & timetable of the above mentioned activities will be provided to all selected participants.

TO APPLY:
- Please carefully read the Info Pack before submitting your application.
- Deadline to Apply 20/04/2022
- Apply here:

  • Practical Preparation Tips

    ✔ Buy your tickets as soon as possible and keep all necessary travel documents. Please, always consult us before buying the tickets in seizethedaylk@gmail.com
    ✔  Please fill-in your personal details and travel information in the following link:
    ✔  Check the “Transportation Directions” document with guidelines on how to reach the Hotel from the Airport and back.
    ✔  Join our FB page https://www.facebook.com/Seize-The-Day-111469577001040/

Support & Additional Information for Application:
YEU Cyprus:
projects@yeu-cyprus.org

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