Me & Others | Youth Exchange
Dates:10-18 March 2018
Venue: Palmse, Estonia
Organizer NGO: Youth Senate Tallinn
Nowadays a lot of young people feel lack of real life experience when graduating from high schools or starting their studies in universities. One of the reasons to that is that formal education frequently fails to deliver skills that are important for employment. Youth exchange “Me and others” focused of developing intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence.
With this project, we wanted to share knowledge by giving an opportunity to learn and improve intrapersonal life skills, like self-awareness, self-control, self-esteem, self-respect and self-reﬂection and interpersonal such as eﬀective communication, cooperation, teamwork and problem solving abilities, respect of similarities and diﬀerences, appreciation, empathy, trust, and love.
Within 9 days of the project we tried to help participants to develop social and communication skills, give space to get practical knowledge, learn how to build positive relationship with yourself and others, get to know diﬀerence between intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, realize inﬂuence of relationship on one’s quality life, understand how to defend your personal opinion under group tension, increase empathy towards disadvantaged social groups – all contributing to self-development.
This project has designed for young people that are still looking for their life path ways! Project based on non-formal and experimental education, group work, discussions, simulation games, debates, etc. Working programme covered such topics like public speaking, debating skills, presentation skills, conﬂict-management, intercultural learning and others. Participants got familiarized with Erasmus+ programme, its objectives and opportunities for youth.
The project brought 41 participants coming from Estonia, Spain, Turkey, Lithuania, Macedonia, Hungary, Italy, and Austria.