„European social issues through money” was a multilateral youth exchange organized in Cristuru Secuiesc, Harghita County, between 04.10.2010. and 12.10.2010. The project had 28 youth participants from Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Norway.
The project included two major themes:
The project referred to problems which affect the life of young people and which manifest not only on local, regional, national level but also on European and global level. These problems included poverty, corruption and economical recession. The participants found solutions for these problems through activities which contributed to the development of the devotion, of the sense of responsibility of the participants; we helped them become active citizens of their society.
The project referred to the effects of the introduction of the EURO as the official currency of the Eurozone, to its contribution to the unity and diversity of Europe. At the project, the participating youth was from countries which have a different position regarding the introduction of the EURO: Norvegia refusing to be a part of the European Union and the Eurozone, Slovakia introducing the EURO and Romania and Hungary not being able to meet the convergence requirements and still waiting for be a part of the Eurozone in the future. Through the activities which referred to this issue we developed the sense of European awareness in the participants.
The project established intercultural dialog between youths in order to help them eliminate cultural prejudices and to accept cultural diversity.
The project included numerous non-formal educational methods, brainstormings, round-table discussions, modelings and competitions.
More information about the project here.