We’ve participated the first search conference of “Local Youth Organizations’ Network”.
Precious youth workers from different cities of Turkey contributed to meeting with their local experience. Conference was organized by Pi Youth Association in Izmir 04-05-06 September 2020. This was the first step of the network. We tried to figure out the structure of the network, had sessions on future of youth work and youth rights.
During the month of July 2020 with ACSESO and 4 other partners we developed this pioneering project in which we brought all the elements of a summer camp to the virtual environment. In this way, around 25 participants from 5 European countries met in the network to learn, socialize, play and work together to develop a common project.
We combine asynchronous activities using the Moodle platform, Zoom social meetings and Erasmus + Virtual Exchange sessions to generate our Virtual Summer Camp and offer participants from Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Turkey and Greece the opportunity to meet in a safe space and show that, Covid19 may have isolated us, but it does not prevent us from connecting.
Through the BBC3 series “Things Not to Say”, our participants learned and debated on such important issues as: mental health, sexuality and gender, disability in today’s society, race and ethnicity . On these topics, they held 4 Erasmus + Virtual Exchange sessions accompanied by professional facilitators.
For 4 hours a week, we would all meet together to chat, get to know each other, play games and break down barriers between our countries through the classic intercultural nights so often used in Erasmus + youth exchanges.
In addition to all this, our participants, divided into international groups, carried out their own project, selecting a topic of interest to them and a format to test their skills. You can see the result of their efforts below:
Imece Network participated to the Erasmus+ “RESOLVE: Play” programme, organised by Asfar, a dynamic international NGO and social enterprise.
RESOLVE is a reconciliation youth exchange & network programme, which aims to use the power of Conflict Resolution tools such as Theatre, Simulation Games, Sport for peace and wider reconciliation tools and learning to resolve local and community level conflicts which especially affects young people today.
The youth exchange reunited 7 groups of young people from 7 countries and took place in October 2019 at London. Thanks to Imece Network; Mert Biçer, Aysun Molla and Ege Şentürk had the opportunity to represent the Turkey Youth Community in United Kingdom.
Irem and Ebru participated to Training Course “RISE” in Valencia / Spain.
RISE “Resources for improving Social Inclusion and Equality – based on applied entrepreneurial competences” was a 5-day long youth workers mobility Training Course by Emprende Empleo.
The TC was carried out in Puerto de Sagunto, small municipality in east coast Spain, with one of the most beautiful beaches from Valencia region and 20 kilometers far from Valencia city center.
A group of 25 participants from 10 countries worked on the topics of social inclusion, equality and diversity, by developing and applying into action a set of entrepreneurial competences (Entrecomp and Digcomp) in the context of non-formal education.
International Platform on Education, Culture, Sports