E.rase U.nemployment, R.eveal O.pportunities, P.ossess E.ntrepreneurship was a multilateral youth exchange which took place between 20 and 28 January 2012 in Cristuru Secuiesc and Baile Harghita with the participation of 30 youths from 5 different countries: Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Turkey and Slovenia.
The main theme of the project was unemployment, besides this, the exchange tackled problems such as black work, migration, the personal and professional development of youths. We discussed about the possibilities of youngsters in the actual economical and social conditions which dominate Europe and the world.
The program of the project included presentations accompanied by round table discussions, brainstorming, simulations, and role-play activities. These activities contributed to the personal and social development of youths and helped them to realize that they can only become real citizens of Europe if they assume an active role in the solving of the problems Europe struggles with. The project facilitated the development of different key competencies: logical competencies, communication in a foreign language, cultural awareness, and civic competencies. Many activities aimed to prepare the youths for the labor market (job interview, job fair simulation).
During the exchange we also get in touch with the local community (interview with the locals, round table discussion with students and pupils), we participated to several intercultural and free time activities. We had the chance to explore the multiculturalism of Romania by visiting a Saxon and a Sekler city.
The project was financed by the AGENŢIA PENTRU PROGRAME COMUNITARE ÎN DOMENIUL EDUCAŢIEI ŞI FORMĂRII PROFESIONALE through the YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION.
The brochure of the project: