09.05.2017r., Lublin Be The Change! European Meeting Centre - Nowy Staw Foundation

We would like to share with you results of international exchange: BeTheChange! realized by the Erasmus + programme.

Project took place between 22.04.2017 and 28.04.2017 in Nasutów near Lublin. It concerned 28 participants active in various organizations or starting their career with NGO. There were participants from 5 countries: Poland, France, Romania, Italy and Lithuania.

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The aim of the project was to develop participants’ skills demanded currently on labour market and needed in social work. During the project participants took part in workshops that developed their creativity, communication, teamwork, public speaking, operating the camera , movie editing, and creating debates and conferences.

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Participants will use the acquired skills to boost potential of the young people with whom they work with, to promote active citizenship and to become ambassadors of young, active Europeans.

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During the project the participants prepared videos in which they tried to answer who they think the leader is. There are also opinions of Lublin citizens included in their movies. We wanted to promote social involvement, which was one of the primary goals of our project.

We invite you to watch the created movies published below.

Second important point of our exchange was participation in the Oxford debate about Brexit. The debate was organized in cooperation with Europe Direct Information Centre in Lublin and the Faculty of Political Science, Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin.

Participants of our project and students of the Faculty of Political Science in Lublin took part in the debate. Aim of our event was to widen participants' knowledge and horizons, hear opinion of young people from foreign countries and to practice skills that were developed during the workshops.

Cooperation with the Department of Political Science at Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin aimed at attracting young people interested in the European Union issues and its future.

We would like to be defined, as Gandhi once said, as :
"Be the change you want to see in the world."

We believe that this project has strengthened and developed confidence of young people who participated in it, and that they have acquired the tools necessary to become a "change" in Gandhi's quote meaning. We believe that our project favoured the development of international cooperation between participated organizations and the breaking down of barriers. We are sure that participants will use their knowledge to mobilize and inspire their colleagues in areas such as participation in Europe democratic life and labour market, active citizenship and intercultural dialogue.