“My Leadership Path” through Storytelling

Project Number: 2021-2-BG01-KA152-YOU-000041176

Project Period: Start date 01-01-2022 | End date 28-02-2023

Programme/Key Action/Action Type: KA152-YOU- Learning Mobility of Individuals- Mobility of young people Youth Exchange

EU Grant: 25.409,00 €

Applicant Organization: SOCIAL HUB



Instytut Przeciwdzialania Wykluczeniom 🇵🇱 Poland

Joyce ‘n’ Fun Kinoniki Syneteristiki Epihirisi 🇬🇷 Greece



Project Topics: Digital Literacy, Information, Constructive Dialogue, Fakenews, Key Competences Development

Project Summary

Although young Europeans’ lives are improving (Situation of the young people in the EU, 2019), due to these various precarious circumstances, young people, especially those from marginalized group, face difficulties in taking their own decision and becoming independent in their lives. These are the main needs that the partnership of this project has chosen to address. An analysis of the situation of the youngsters we work with shows the following issues to be tackled: youngsters, especially those from marginalized groups, have limited access to opportunities to get involved in volunteering initiatives of projects for the community, which make them feel isolated and affect their self-esteem. They have poor role models and not strong enough support networks which contribute to their limited capacity to stand up for themselves and make their voice heard. They do not feel connected with community and do not perceive themselves as part of the solutions to the problems of the community. Moreover, they do not know methods on how to work on their personal development or how get involved in the life of the community. Marginalization due to social, economic, cultural, geographical factors, sexual orientation or ethnicity contribute to the isolation of young people from the life of the community.

The present project aims to build the capacity of young people to become active citizens in their communities by strengthening their leadership and decision-making skills using storytelling methodologies.

More specific objectives are:

O1: Develop the skills of 36 young people during 9 days of activities within the frame of active participation, leadership and decision making through non-formal education activities such as storytelling;

O2. develop pro-active attitudes among the 36 participants by working together for a common purpose and create an interactive learning space for young people for reflection and new ideas for personal and professional development during 9 days of mobility.

O3. 36 young people from 6 European countries will develop a sense of common responsibility for the future of the local communities as well as the whole European community through non-formal activities during 9 days of mobility and 3 months of dissemination.

Target Groups

The project was written according to the participant’s needs identified at a local level but also based and connected with what our Bulgarians members saw, experienced and learned, by taking part in other European youth projects with similar topics. Background of participants: Each national group will consist of 5 participants and 1 group leader. For the participants, previous experience within projects is not mandatory, but an interest in the project will be taken into account.

Project Activities

Type of activity: Youth Exchange

Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria.

Dates: 10-18th of December  2022

Countries involved: Romania, Bulgaria, Portugal, Greece and Poland.

The program starts with the learning needs of participants and gives them the opportunity to implement their own ideas and activities. The program offers context for inclusion for youngsters with fewer opportunities. Specific applied working methods include, but are not limited to: • Workshops • Structured input sessions • Roleplay and simulation games • Experience and goal-oriented activities • Debates & discussions • Theater & art techniques • Reflection & recreation activities • Energizers and team building activities • Get to know each other activities • Ice-breaking activities • Presentations / public speaking, Reflection and self-reflection activities • Outdoors in Nature • Open Space Technology • World Cafe and Pro-action cafe. The mobility will gather 36 participants from 6 partner countries and 1 facilitator. The program is based on non-formal and innovative methods aiming to create context for participants to explore opportunities to build the capacity of young people to become active citizens in their communities by strengthening their leadership and decision-making skills using storytelling methodologies..

Youth Exchange has been implemented successfully.

This project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

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