Brave New You-Breaking the glass ceiling – 37th YEU Convention | 21 June-1 July 2018, Algarve region, Portugal

After the successful implementation of the Training Course “Brave New YOU!”, the participants will participate in the second part of the project in the Algarve region of Portugal, for the 37th YEU Convention. The youth workers who participated in the first course will go along with 4 young people in Portugal, in order to tackle narratives that marginalize young people.

The vision behind the “Brave New Youth – Breaking the glass ceiling” is a tolerant and open-minded society that perceives its differences as being powerful, and having a distinctive advantage. The YEU International Workplan will contribute to it by developing the capacities of youth workers regarding reaching out to disadvantaged young people and tackling narratives that exclude them or that have a negative impact on them. Reaching out, getting together, challenging the “old” and creating and disseminating new narratives for a more inclusive Europe – this is the “Brave new YOU – Breaking the glass ceiling” workplan in short.

It consists of 3 international activities, one small research, online campaign and publication. Activity 2 (in Portugal) will be a gathering of youth workers and young people from their local communities with a purpose of developing new/counter-narratives, a plan of their implementation in local communities, how to multiply them in other communities and the preparation of the online campaign. This activity will gather approximately 55 young people (together with team and youth workers) who will get to know each other, learn about situation in different countries/communities, identify the harmful and non-inclusive narratives they want to tackle, deconstruct them and develop new/counter-narratives (As described in Chapter 7 of “We Can!” manual). Activity 2 will also encompass the planning of local activities in communities and preparation of online campaign – videos, testimonials, information regarding the choice of narratives to challenge and our answer to them (new/counter-narratives). Local activities will mean putting new narratives in practice and they will be a follow up of Activity 2.

Activity 2 will be held in three different venues in Portugal, a small country whose inclusive policies made society more cohesive and open minded.

Venue: Algarve region, Portugal

Dates: 21/06-01/07/2018

YEU International will cover 100% of the participant’s accommodation and nutrition and will cover 300euros of their travel costs. YEU Cyprus fee: 15euros (membership fee)

You can apply by completing the Application Form and sending it via email to the email address Don’t forget to put “Brave New YOU! Application form” as a subject.

Deadline for submission of applications: 10/06/2018

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