Stories from the YE: YOUNG PEOPLE AGAINST RADICALIZATION AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM, Yerevan Armenia

Stories from the YE: YOUNG PEOPLE AGAINST RADICALIZATION AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM, Yerevan Armenia

Stories from the YE: YOUNG PEOPLE AGAINST RADICALIZATION AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM, Yerevan Armenia

“Young people against Radicalization and Violent extremism in Europe” was a Youth Exchange developed and organized by Armenian Progressive Youth. The Youth Exchange helded in 9-17 of November and it took place in
Yerevan, the beautiful and unique capital of Armenia. Participants and leaders from Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia lived and worked together under amusing and productive circumstances.

The project focused on activities which provided us awareness regarding how the Intercultural Learning can be used as a tool against radicalization.
Furthermore through the project we had the opportunity to discuss and
exchange ideas on the concepts of intercultural society which have become controversial. Additionally, during the Youth Exchange, we had the chance to seek and discuss possible solutions against prejudice towards refugees and Migration. The aim of the project was to learn about cultural diversity in different parts of Europe, share information concerning the migration and refugees in out countries and stress out that diversity should be promoted and treasured.

Regarding Armenia, from the first encounter we realized how special and
different is this country. The innumerable unfortunate incidents that Armenia faced in the pass were obvious at every corner of the country but Armenian people proved us that bliss and gentleness are more important. During the project, the social activities stood out, inasmuch they gave us the occasion to socialize with the local people by discovering the city centre, historical places and other beautiful places of Armenia. The venue was nice and located in a walk distance from the city center therefore it contributed a lot to the amazing experience that we had.

The Cypriot team had been constituted by 5 different personalities who
perfectly matched to each other from the very first moment. Each one of the us contribute to make this experience even more enjoyable. Good teams
create good memories!

Last but not least, we would like to thanks YEU Cyprus for the opportunity to participate in the Youth Exchange and have this amazing experience. Very special thanks to Kleovoulos Stylianou for being there for us!

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