Description

Through this youth exchange our goal is to elevate awareness among young individuals regarding the potential risks they encounter online.
We eagerly anticipate guiding them towards becoming responsible and mindful users, equipped with the ability to filter and
understand the information they come across on the internet.

Our engaging activity aims to achieve several key objectives, enhancing participants’ awareness of online threats like scams,
malware, and viruses. Engaging sessions will empower young minds to recognize and avoid potential dangers, promoting a safer digital experience.

Addressing the pressing issue of cyberbullying, the program will provide an open space for discussions, sharing personal experiences,
and developing effective coping mechanisms.

In the era of widespread social media use, the initiative is dedicated to promoting responsible content sharing. Participants will gain
insights into the consequences of shared information and the importance of online accountability. Simultaneously, the youth exchange
enhances media literacy skills, helping participants discern fake news and fostering critical thinking to combat misinformation effectively.
By the program’s end, we envision participants to become independent digital users with a solid grasp of the details of online safety.

Participant Overview

  • Lives in one of the following countries: Czechia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Portugal, Romania or Lithuania.
  • Is aged 16 or older.
  • Has the availability to actively attend the entire program.
  • Is interested how to use the internet safely.
  • Expresses a willingness to disseminate the project and its results to other groups of young people.
  • Is not currently receiving any funds from the European Union (e.g., participating in an Erasmus exchange program within the University).

Accommodation

The activity will take place in Mezőkövesd at Zsóry Zsibongó Gyermeküdülő és Ifjúsági Tábor: www.zsory.hu
We will be living in rooms of 4-6 people with international roommates and gender segregation.
Participants will receive three meals daily : breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food preferences and allergies will be transferred
to kitchen staff (this information will be filled in the application form).

Activity Schedule

The 7th and the 16th days are travel days.

Day 1-2: During the first couple of days we will focus on having activities which will help us in building group dynamic
and creating connections, such as icebreaking games, name games and energizers.

Day 3-7: Between these days the participants will engage in meaningful and well-prepared sessions related to the topic
of the youth exchange . They will learn how to become responsible users who can filter and understand internet information,
while using the internet safely. They will also improve their digital skills through methods of non-formal learning such as games,
presentations, brainstorming, learn-by-doing, etc.

Day 8: On the last day we will plan our future dissemination activities, evaluate the mobility, receive our Youthpass certificates,
and say ”see you soon” to each others.

Useful Information

  • Participation costs: There are no participation costs. Travel, accommodation, and food are funded
    by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.
    However, to avoid last-minute cancelations, participants who are selected will need to pay a 50€ deposit
    to confirm their participation. This is to avoid last-minute cancelations and to cover possible damages caused
    by the participants on the accommodation. The money is sent back after the activity.
  • Travel: The 7th and the 16th of April will be the travel days.
    The Portuguese team will travel by plane, while other teams will use bus, train, or shared car transportation.
    Once participants are selected, project coordinators will work together on developing a travel itinerary.
    Participants who prefer to buy the travel tickets for themselves, should inform the project coordinators in advance and save digital copies of their tickets for reimbursement.
  • Health & Insurance: We do not organize insurance for our participants. If they wish to have coverage,
    participants must arrange insurance for themselves. However, we ask all participants to bring their
    European Health Insurance Cards, which can be used if they need hospital care.
  • What to bring: Identification card or passport, towel, Hungarian Forint as pocket money to buy personal items
    (we recommend to bring cash since there might not be an ATM near the venue), laptop (if possible), national food
    or a typical vest for the gastro and cultural nights, speaker, board games, comfortable and enough clothes for the days
    of the activity and for outdoor activities as well.
  • Terms & Conditions: Refer to www.e29.eu/terms-and-conditions for detailed terms and conditions.
  • Q&A: Have doubts? Feel free to reach us through our social media channels.
  • Note: We made some changes to our application portal.
    Even if you already created an account, you might need to click “Sign up now”, validate your email, and create a password.
    All your previous data will be synchronized through your email address.

 

How to Take Part?

Sign in to your account or if you don’t have one sign up now and apply.

Deadline to apply: 04.03.2024

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.