“Youth Overcome Hatred”

Asukoht: Zakopane , Poland

Noortevahetuse toimumise aeg: 19.10.2019 – 27.10.2019

Noortevahetuse eesmärk on tuua kokku noored huvilised vanuses 16-30, et arutleda kuidas paremini mõtestada vihakõne olemust tänapäeva ühiskonnas ja selle mõju erinevates sfäärides. Projekti esmane eesmärk on tagada noortele osalejatele kompetentsid, mis aitavad neil paremini mõista teiste kultuuriruumide eksistentsi.

Rahvusvaheline noortevahetus on erinevatest Euroopa riikidest pärit noortegruppide omavaheline koostööprojekt, mis on välja töötatud ja ellu viidud noorte poolt ning kus tegeletakse noorte jaoks oluliste teemadega. Projekt võib kesta 5-21 päeva. Noortevahetus on hea võimalus õppida tundma teisi kultuure ja noori teistest riikidest ning tegeleda just nende teemadega, mis on noorte jaoks olulised. Noortevahetuses saavad osaleda noored vanuses 13–30 eluaastat, oluline pole noore perekonnaseis, haridustase, rahvus ega keeleoskus. Noortevahetuses osalemiseks on tähtsaim noore soov kogeda ja õppida midagi uut.

Projekti töökeel on inglise keel ning sellest lähtuvalt on projektiga seonduv informatsioon ning registreerimine lisatud vastavalt. Korduma kippuvate küsimustega on võimalik tutvuda siin. Kõikide küsimustega võib meie poole pöörduda eesti keeles: info@uhiskond.ee

Projekti rahastatakse Euroopa Liidu struuktuurfondi Erasmus+ programmi vahenditest.

General information and description of the project

The Youth Exchange “Youth overcome hatred” is organized during the period of 01.06.2019 – 29.06.2019, including five members from each country(four participants + group leader).

The main topic of the project „Youth Overcome Hatred” are human rights and „hate-speech” phenomena. Nowadays, more than ever, social media plays a very important role in our lives with a significant impact on our interpersonal and social relations. Unfortunately, very often we let ourselves to be fooled by apparent anonymity in the internet. The growing phenomena of „hate-speech” have been observed for years mostly in the internet. The lack of real contact to the conversationalist deprives us of a natural empathy to another person. The human rights are “the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled”. But the concept and the primary declaration of human rights has been established in the times when the modern media did not exist. During the youth exchange we will focus together in the international environment on the concept of human rights and all it’s nowadays „friend and foes” with particular attention to the role of internet and social media.

During the 8-days programme of the mobility participants will be included in different workshops and activities relevant to the main subject-matter of the project. The facilitators’ team will use interesting non-formal learning methods adequate to the project topic and the profile of participants. Apart from that, the participants will take part in many activities, both theorical and practical:

• presentations, brainstorming, workshops and discussions,

• orienteering game in Zakopane,

• language animations, ice braking games,

• trip to the mountains or sightseeing tour – depending on the weather conditions,

• national evenings and group presentations as a support to international education of the participants

Participants profile

30 youngsters who are between 18-30 years old belonging to partner organizations, involved, interested and motivated to participate in the project. In the selection phase, people presenting the unemployed profile will have the highest priority. In addition, in the respect of equal opportunities, gender balance will be guaranteed. Having an interest in the project’s topic is mandatory – it’s not a holiday!

  • All participants have to be over 18 years old as otherwise, they cannot participate in the project. Exceptions will be made for those who are with fewer opportunities.
  • All participants should speak and understand English.
  • Participants should be curious of discovering other cultures.
  • Participants should be interested in making follow up international projects.

The Venue

The youth exchange will be hosted in „U Tośki” resort. The participants will be accommodated in rooms for 2, 3 and 4 people, each room with an en-suite bathroom.
There will be a conference room to our disposal, where we will work and do programme activities.

akopane is a town in the extreme south of Poland, in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. From 1975 to 1998 it was part of Nowy Sącz Province; since 1999 it has been part of Lesser Poland Province. As of 2017 its population was 27,266.

Zakopane is a center of Goral culture and is often referred to as “the winter capital of Poland”. It is a popular destination for mountaineering, skiing, and tourism. Zakopane lies near Poland’s border with Slovakia, in a valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubałówka Hill. It can be reached by train or bus from the province capital, Kraków, about two hours away. Zakopane lies 800–1,000 meters above sea level and centers on the intersection of its Krupówki and Kościuszko Streets.


Each participant should have valid health insurance (for example European Health Card) and travel insurance during the whole participation in the project. Also, participants must have during the youth exchange the travel documents: identity card/passport.

Each national group will have the occasion to present their country, culture, customs and traditions to all participants. You can bring food, drinks, songs and other traditional things specific to your country. More information you can read from our website where the process of preparing the intercultural evening is described: http://erasmus.uhiskond.ee/kkk

Participants must prepare a presentation of the sending organization which will be presented during the workshop Networking. So bring with you material about your organization (brochures, flyers, etc.). Avatud Ühiskond MTÜ will assist you with that. For the project, each national group should prepare brief research about the project topic.

Relevant information:

The Erasmus + Programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse 100% of the travel costs for the participants – up to 275 euros. There is a small participation fee of 40€. It is recommended to have a disposal for small expenses such as souvenirs. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. Please fill in this form to apply and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch: info@uhiskond.ee.

Participants will receive a  “Youthpass” certificate which describes and validates the non-formal and informal learning experience gained during the project. Youthpass is a European recognition tool for non-formal and informal learning in youth work, developed by SALTO, initially for the Youth in Action programme. Youthpass is for projects funded by Erasmus+ youth programmes and helps the participants of those projects to record their learning and skills development, which could then be used to support job applications or applications for further courses for example.

Registration deadline:  30.09.2019

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