Updated: Nov 8
Project Name: Re-Establish Diversity and Inclusion in Environmental Locations/ REDIEL
Duration: 1st of June 2022 till 30 of March 2023 (11 months)
Activity: Training at Cyprus of 36 youth workers (4 youth workers from each organization, 9 organisations) about how Environmental locations integrate diversity and inclusion.
Activity dates: from 14 to 21 of November 2022
Accomodation: Hylatio Tourist Village, Pissouri, Limassol, Cyprus. www.hylatio.com.cy
Applicant Organisation: Active Cypriot Programs and European Learning Into Acceptance, ACPELIA
Travelling food and accommodation all are paid from the program (For an application you must be member of our organization, if you want to apply for membership you can go for the application to the link: https://www.acpelia.org/be-a-member
4 Youthworkers /Teachers /Trainers will be selected from our organisation.
"Re-Establish Diversity and Inclusion in Environmental Locations" consists of outdoor activities, seminars, and workshops designed to teach participants that nature is inherently diverse and inclusive. Due to historical oppression of people of colour people and women, there is a subconscious bias against minorities that many people are unaware of. Discrimination, which is frequently observed in outdoor spaces, is a myth created by humankind. To demythologize this false narrative, participants will engage in exercises focusing on emotional awareness, mindfulness, and outdoor activities, all of which will help them understand that nature is inclusive. Environmental locations are inherently accessible to all, something will be shown through the exhibition in Molos, Limassol. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of truly inclusive environmental locations through their own curiosity, innovation, and non-formal educational research. They will come up with innovative ideas, competitions, exhibitions, fun, perfectionism, as well as reality to discover by themselves that empathy, trust, and humanities can be fostered through nature, and these are the true weapons against racism and discrimination.
Benefits of the project
There are many benefits within our project. Besides getting acquainted with our topic, the participants will gain valuable soft skills as well as education through non-formal means.
Non-silencing (cultivation of self-confidence to express personal opinions)
Introduction to how nature is inherently connected with diversity and inclusion
Generation of new ideas about environment and diversity (critical thinking)
To confront participants with the realities of discrimination in the workplace
Introduction to Emotional Awareness of discrimination
The opportunity for the participants to understand that nature is inherently diverse and inclusive (re-connect with nature)
Development of innovative thinking
Aims of the project.
To teach participants about discrimination in environmental locations and introduce them to locations that are more diverse and inclusive, building the necessary competences through NFE methods for formal application in their countries.
To train Youth workers how to think big and act big through high-quality workshops about Environmental locations that can be accessible for everyone.
To gain emotional awareness of discrimination
To foster empathy with others that are less fortunate
To develop mathematical competences through innovation
To develop literacy competences through critical thinking
To re-connect with nature through mindful activities
To learn how to trust others
To foster awareness of ethnocentrism and prejudice in themselves and others, and to develop intercultural learning skills.
To develop responsibility (every young person is and should feel responsible for his local area and for the future)
Active Cypriot Programs and European Learning Into Acceptance, ACPELIA, Cyprus
Association “Walktogether”, Bulgaria
Asociatia Scout Society (Romania)
Association for community development Kreaktiva (Croatia)
NGO Noored Ühiskonna Heaks (Estonia)
NGO ECO HAZELNUT (North Macedonia)
NGO Young Folks (Latvia)
NGO Network Social Effect (Lithuania)
ASSOCIAÇÃO NÓ GÓRDIO (Portugal)
Application for Interest of Participation: https://forms.gle/aqZLoujbJBEdyJbb7
If you want to be a candidate of our program please complete the application form and don't forget to complete the membership form if you are not a member of our organisation. Link for completing the application of membership: https://www.acpelia.org/be-a-member