Against Discrimination (SENAD) Agreement No: 2020-2-CY02-KA105-001841
Summary of SENAD
By implementing the project we aim to improve the quality of youth work in participating countries and EU in general. We aim to offer the knowledge, experinces and tools to Youth Workers to improve their professional performance when working with or for our youth. We collected a set of activities, we design our activities when that needed and prepared extracuriculumn activities to achieve our goal, to make an impact on participants' life which will improve their professional way of approaching discrimination. This will be achieved by:
a) Assigning micro research assignments to participants and giving them the opportunity to exchange knowledge between themselves. Learning about something by doing your own research is a very effective way to understand it and be able to elaborate the subject with the rest of the team. It also has the advantage that participants will have more chances to keep the information in their long term memory and recall it when needed in their social, personal and professional life. Moreover is a good way to build some common fundumental knowledge to work on during the mobility.
b) Non-formal activities. The activities we chose include role playing, debates, story telling etc. Those types of activities aim to help participants put themselves in other peoples' shoes, increasing their empathic intelligence. This will help them in their future career with young people, as they will be able to understand better their feelings of inequality/ discrimination/ adverse treatment etc.
c) In-formal activities. Those activities are designed to help participants to observe concentrated and in detail forms of discrimination in real life by implementing study visit to places where young refugees are hosted and in a place where refugees are working. They will have the chance to talk with them, ask them about how they feel, which are their expectations and hopes.
d) Problem solving activities. This category of activities will help youth workers to think outside the box and come up with ideas and solutions to discrimination issues. This will help them to be more creative during the implementation of the project but also later, in their social, personal and professional life.
d) Further work. We will encourage participants to come up with their own projects, regional or national, on discrimination issues that piqued their interest the most. As described in other sections of the application, partner organizations are ready to provide the participants the resources needed to implement the project and enhance their activities regarding discrimination. Partner organizations will help each and every participant who would like to continue further with another project and/or activity, regardless how small or big.
As mentioned earlier, our project emphasizes on two major social issues; discrimination and social entrepreneurship. The project consists of an effort to achieve the below objectives:
1. Create cultural awareness among participants (by exhange of information, participation in cultural nights, offer traditional food and drinks, teach simple traditional dances/songs etc)
2. Raise awareness about the existence of discrimination and the possible personal and professional implications that may affect an individual, how they can deal with it in their daily life, especially when working with young people
3. Provide the relevant knowledge and involve participants in activities that will enable them to criticize and attempt to eliminate any form of discrimination.
4. Introduce and promote the concept of Social Entrepreneurship. Give them the opportunity to think outside the box, enchance their creativity and collaborate to bring solutions to discriminatino issues.
5. Examine ways of how Social Entrepreneurship can contribute into dealing with discrimination in either personal or professional level.
6. Help diminish unemployment in the participant countries by introducing activities related to Social Entrepreneurship. Give them experiences, skill and knowledge that will help them in their curent and future professional career.
By implementing the project, we aim to give the abovementioned experiences, knowldge and skill to at least the 32 participants, inform at least 400 EU citizens about discrimination and how they can identify it in their daily life. The most important goal of the project, is to improve the Youth Work in European level, by training youth workers on how to deal with it in their daily work with young people.
Main Idea of SENAD
Main Idea of the Project
The idea is to use a variety of different methods of thinking and acting out of the box for discrimination and how to use it in social enterpreuneurship, personal development, coaching, time-management, psychology, against social and cultural discrimination and a lot of other themes which are becoming part of our personality. The aim is to spread these methods through the NGOs and help young people become more balanced and happy in their daily lives as well as increasing their employability rates.
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
Main Aims of SENAD
Following are the main aims of the Training that we are organising which will have impact on youth workers and will be transferred in their organisations and young people through future projects. Through this training we aim to emphasize on the following subjects:
- Reduce age, gender, physical features, race, religious and other forms of discrimination
- How to deal with racism in a school or other educational organisation.
- Equality in dignity and rights
- To stimulate interest in human rights and racism
- The right not to be discriminated against
- The right to equal employment opportunities and remuneration
- The right not to be dismissed on the grounds of pregnancy, maternity leave and marital status
- The right to special protection for mothers before and after childbirth
- Reproductive rights in the workplace, discrimination against women
- Develop understanding and appreciation of the goals of equality and gender balance
- To develop skills for democratic participation, communication and cooperation
- The right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion
- To promote responsibility, justice and solidarity
- The right to marry with the free and full consent of the intending spouses
- The difficulties of stepping outside one's own cultural perspective, racism, stereotypes and cultural differences
- To give them the chance to turn their ideas about discrimination into enterprises
- To encourage young people to engage in occupations that have to do with the discrimination, thus contributing to the problem of unemployment
- To increase entrepreneurship among the young people, with new ideas that might create companies with main activities against discrimination.
- To develop imagination and creativity to envision the future
Timetable of SENAD
Starting of the program - first communication with the partners
with the partners - skype meeting and webinar for the whole procedure that we
will keep during the nine months of the program
- December 2020
Selection of the participants that will participate in the training in June 2021
Initial Creation of the webpage, Signing contracts with participants of the training and the organisations
First Meeting with the participants - webinar for the whole procedure that we will keep during the nine months of the program - all the details of the agreement will be explained so to be clear with all the participants from the begging of the program.
Create a group in Facebook with all the representatives and all the participants of the participating organizations in the project for an easier exchange of ideas or questions about the program and for better communication, through sharing thoughts and actions.
Do a research to identify discrimination issues in each partner country (gender, human rights, racism, culture differences, religion employment opportunities etc).
Create a Web Page based on the project. The page will be created by the group from Cyprus and there all the information and material developed through the project will be published, the webpage is going to be under the webpage of the applicant organisation.
Training Course (6 days excluding travelling dates)
in Cyprus. From 13 till 20 of June 2021
Online meeting with the partners and the participants - webinar that is going to be the final webinar with all the details about the results of the program, the implementation of the results and the dissemination of the program.
Article preparation from groups by each country, writing about their
work and what they have done during the whole program (from December 2020
till end of July 2021). Articles will
be published to our webpage
Evaluation of the program from organizations
July - August 2021
Dissemination of results. All organisations will need to meet their local area so all results of our project to be published and disseminated to a lot of people
Final modification of our web page.
- An electronic book with all results of the project is going to published in our webpage.
- Final report from all participants of the program with all details about the implementation and the dissemination of the program
- Create a video about the whole project. The video will be prepared by the group from Cyprus
Social Entrepreneurship Against Discrimination (SENAD)
Training of Youth Workers: 13 - 20 June 2021
Project Name: Social Entrepreneurship Against Discrimination (SENAD)
Duration: From 1/12/2020 till 31/08/2021
Activity: Training at Cyprus of 27 youth workers (3 youth workers from each organization) in Social Entrepreneurship Against Discrimination with Non Formal Educational Activities.
Accomodation: Pissouriana Apartments, Pissouri, Limassol, Cyprus.
Applicant Organisation: Active Cypriot Programs and European Learning Into Acceptance, ACPELIA, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator: Nikolas Nikolaou email: email@example.com