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“Welcome in the impro world!", YE in Martinique (Caribbean island)/29 of April to 08 of May 2024

Updated: Feb 25

Project Name KA152YOU: Youth Exchange “Welcome in the impro world!”

Activity: Youth Exchange in Martinique (Caribbean Island, France territory).  The YE “Welcome in the impro world!” project will involve 24 participants from France, Germany, North Macedonia and Cyprus, from 29.04 (arrival) – 08.05 (departure) 2024.

Youth Exchange: 29.04 (arrival) – 08.05 (departure) 2024

Venue: Participants will be gathered in Le Center International de Séjour * (4 people in one room). The accommodation is an international center for youth and other kinds of cultural activities. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served in the hotel. Other services provided on-site are parking, free Wi-Fi, gym, and laundry service.

Food: The venue of the training will serve the participants with 3- times-a-day meals and snacks and beverages for the coffee breaks.


Participant profile:

Each nation should be represented by 6 participants, ensuring a gender balance of 50-50%, which needs to be managed and organized (5 participants aged 18-30 and 1 national leader aged 18 or older).

The participant selection will consider the following criteria:

-          Inclusion of both existing and experienced participants, as well as those new or relatively new to the

-       environmental protection and green actions topic, showing an interest in the process.

-       Demonstration of social awareness, including socially active students or volunteers with roles in local

-       communities and a keen interest in the project's theme.

-       Active participants at the local level, engaged in youth empowerment initiatives.

-       Willingness to actively participate throughout the entire project, including preparation, training courses, and follow-up activities.

-       Readiness to share personal intercultural stereotypes and experiences, analyzing them from different perspectives.

-       Experience or interest in working with the Erasmus+ program.

NOTE: ALL THE PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BE PROFESIONAL AND TO BE ACTIVE DURING THE YE PROGRAM, THIS IS NOT A TRIP!

What is the project about?

The project focuses on addressing discrimination, a significant global issue according to EU surveys. Often, those most affected by discrimination are people with fewer opportunities who lead less active social lives. This includes marginalized individuals such as asylum seekers, refugees, migrants, and immigrants. As per the report dated 19th March 2021, 24% of marginalized groups experienced discrimination, with an additional 12% facing discrimination in the workplace or during job searches. The report emphasizes the need for initiatives that foster an inclusive society, offering equal opportunities for marginalized groups who are targets of discrimination and racism.

Discrimination and hate speech against young people with fewer opportunities are on the rise, demanding increased support and guidance for their adaptation to new societies. The NGO sector and youth initiatives can play a crucial role in empowering these individuals through non-formal education. There is a pressing need for a higher percentage of initiatives promoting an inclusive society through non-formal education and youth work.

Non-formal education provides an avenue for young people with fewer opportunities, often marginalized, to showcase themselves in society. It allows them to present their diversity, culture, skills, and knowledge. To achieve this, young people require support from the NGO sector and active participation in volunteer activities and youth actions. The report highlights that 71% of representatives from ethnic groups lack information on where to seek support or guidance for career advancement. In summary, the project aims to combat discrimination by empowering marginalized individuals, particularly those with fewer opportunities, through non-formal education, youth initiatives, and the support of the NGO sector. The goal is to create an inclusive society with equal opportunities for all, addressing the challenges highlighted in the EU report.

WHERE? ACCOMMODATION INFO (the venue may change as it not yet final confirmed)

Participants will be gathered in Le Center International de Séjour * (4 people in one room). The accommodation is an international center for youth and other kinds of cultural activities. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served in the hotel. Other services provided on-site are parking, free Wi-Fi, gym, and laundry service. https://www.cis-martinique.com/en/



The needs and issues of the project

Needs and issues of the project:

  • Need to get closer to the negative effects of discrimination

  • Need to improve skills, knowledge and competencies in the field of non-formal education

  • Need for detailed approach to the Erasmus +

  • Need for promotion in front of the labour market and presentation in front of an open society

  • Need to improve skills in the field of youth work and non formal learning and exchange of national practices

Objectives:

  • Establishing methods to enhance public awareness and advocate for an inclusive society through youth initiatives.

  • Advocating for individuals with fewer opportunities who are often targets of discrimination and experience limited social engagement.

  • Developing concepts to foster an inclusive society through non-formal education and youth activities.

  • Showcasing national strategies and initiatives to combat discrimination.

  • Introducing the Erasmus+ program as a means to support the promotion of young people with fewer opportunities.

THE HOST CITY – LA CARBET, MARTINIQUE – CARREBIAN ISLANDS

Located between Bellefontaine and Saint-Pierre, on the Caribbean coast of Martinique, the charming town of Le Carbet ownes its name to the big huts or "carbets" where the Carib Indians used to meet. It is known as the place where the famous explorer Christopher Columbus landed on the island during his last trip in 1502. It was also here that the colonization of Martinique began in 1635, with the arrival of the filibuster Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc. At the heart of Le Carbet, many sites and other buildings are worth a look, starting with the pretty Place Jules Grévy and its beautiful Baroque-inspired 18th-century church, dedicated to St James. In the cemetery next to the church, you can see the famous grave of the Spanish lady, a mother who, legend has it, was found dead on the beach with her two children in her arms following a shipwreck. Not far away, near Latouche Cove, you can visit the estate of a former sugar plantation, now converted into a botanical garden and zoological park. In this superb place, you can admire the remains of the Latouche dwelling, as well as palm trees, cacti and tropical plants, and a wide range of animals: monkeys, pumas, jaguars, raccoons, lorikeets and more. There's plenty to see! And if you're looking for a nice beach, look no further: Big Cove (Grande Anse) has a particularly relaxing beach, with its gray sand and coconut trees by the Caribbean Sea. The beaches of Le Coin and the Turin Cove are also very good for sunbathing and swimming! f you're passing by here in July, don't miss the famous fish festival in Le Carbet, with many activities and food tastings in store.

For more info just check the video presentation:


Relevance of the project for Erasmus + :

• -Improving the key competencies and skills of young people;

• -Including PAXs with fewer opportunities;

• -Promote participation and active citizenship in European labor market;

• -Increasing learning mobility opportunities for young people active in youth work;

• -Enhanced cooperation



Travelling Budget

Accommodation and the food, coffee breaks are 100 % covered by the Erasmus+ Program. Travel cost are budgeted according Erasmus+ conditions:

Germany – 800 EUR Cyprus – 1500 EUR N Macedonia – 1500 EUR

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE TRAVELING: Martinique International Airport Aimé Césaire (Fort-de-France) AIRLINES FLYING FROM PARIS TO MARTINIQUE

-       Air France

-       Air Caraïbes

-       Corsair

Application for interest in participation in our program in this link:  https://forms.gle/Cc5EH7j3YSi9GXr56 






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