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YE in Cracovia sull’intercultura

Cerchiamo 6 partecipanti (18-27 anni) per lo scambio giovanile a Cracovia sull’intercultura dal titolo


WHEN? From 3 to 9 of July 2014

WHERE? Piekary, a small city in the outskirts of Krakow – Poland. Please make sure you book your flight/train/autobus to Krakow!

WHO? We are looking for young and motivated people, willing to share their time and experiences with us! Participants will come from Italy, Poland, Germany, Ukraine and Greece, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about those countries!

DESCRIPTION Our idea for this seminar came from the observation that migration is one of the topics that influence our daily lives more: we hear about it on the news, our schools are every year more international and it is more and more common to meet people from different countries just by walking down the street. Yet, we think that there are still many prejudices and misconceptions on this topic. Many people still feel that their culture and their identity are threatened by the presence of foreign people, that migrants are stealing their jobs and opportunities and that every country would be better without them. This kind of ideas is bringing again the topic of nationalism in public discourse, especially since there are political parties supporting these ideas. But is it really true that migration is only a problem, something to be afraid of? What are the opportunities related to multicultural societies? Are we really tolerant and open minded or just as long as immigrants are not too different from us and fit perfectly in our society? I believe that there is still a strong wariness towards immigrants and, often, there is a vision of “first class” and “second class” foreigners, of some desirable groups and of some unwelcome ones. imagesAnother sensitive topic is multiple identities, the fact that migrants (especially second generations) have to deal and find compromise between the culture and traditions of their country of origin and the ones of the country where they move. This possible intercultural conflict plays an important role in the discussion about the different strategies to deal with migrants: what are advantages and disadvantages of assimilation, integration and segregation? What strategies did countries or cities pursue? What cases were successful? Why? Another interesting fact is that many countries witnessed a change in the direction of migration: they were traditionally a country from where people were migrating, but in the last years they started to be the country where people are going. At the same time, due to the difficult economical situation in Europe, many young and well educated people are leaving their countries to look for better jobs and better opportunities abroad, generating a new kind of migration. Our idea is to explore the topic, starting from the participants’ experiences, and to exchange examples and good practices, raising awareness of the resources and opportunities that this close contact with different cultures and different people can offer to everybody.


The participants will receive an European certification (“Youthpass”) certifying the skills obtained, valid for the European CV.

According to Youth Programme: 100% of the accommodation and food expenses are covered by the project. For the travel expenses the participants receive 170euro in total. Moreover, an association quote has to be paid to YouNet as a managing costs (50 euros, but ONLY after being selected).

If you are interested, please fill in the application in english (to be downloaded here: application) and send it back to AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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