Summer Youth Exchange Getxo_Athens 2023 [Part Β]

Youth exchange 11/07/2023 – 17/07/2023 in Athens, Greece

EKO is happy to announce that the second mobility of our bilateral youth exchange has been successfully completed. The project “Summer Youth Exchange Getxo_Athens 2023” united 24 young participants from Greece and Spain. It was organized by the Spanish organization Aisibizia Elkartea, and took place in Athens, Greece from the 11th  to the 17th of July 2023. 

Aims & Objectives of the project 

The project aimed to gather young people to promote, energize and consolidate a movement, committed to the values of interculturality, citizen integration and the fight against discrimination in order to better contribute to the social cohesion of the municipality. They learned about civic and governmental initiatives in this field. They acquired knowledge in the entrepreneurship field and they went further and deeper into social entrepreneurship. Knowledge, resources and opportunities about Erasmus+ were learnt by participants as well. 

More specifically the objectives were:

  • – Prevention of Racism & Discrimination
  • – Democracy & Inclusive Democratic Participation
  • – Promotion of alternative forms of participation.

Workshops & Activities of the project 

Through this project, participants had the opportunity to get better in some key competencies such as multilingual competence, personal, social and learning to learn competence. During  the week, they worked with a non-formal methodology, with group dynamics,  they worked in small groups, had creative workshops, presentations and brainstorming with the others. They could use business model canva and elevator pitch as tools to level up the entrepreneur’s competence. They also visited beautiful places in Athens (Acropolis, Parthenon, Lycabbettus hill, Stavros Niarhos Cultural Foundation, National Library) and also the Lomvarda beach in Agia Marina. In summary, all participants developed different skills and competencies while acquiring new knowledge. They were able to develop important skills such as the sense of initiative, creativity, teamwork, the ability to energize, practice languages, reflection and critical thinking… and definitely lots of other certain skills.  

An amazing opportunity and great experience for EKO’s team

Charoula, Magia, Eleni, Anastasia, Wictoria, Maria-Eleni, Marina, Isidoros, Andreas, George, Angeliki and Nikolaos were the members of this amazing Greek team whom we really wanna thank for all their contribution and collaboration throughout the project!

As EKO, we are very grateful and proud of this fruitful partnership and for the amazing opportunity that was given to all the Greek and Spanish young participants. So, we reall wanna thank our partner David Santamaría Hernando from Aisibizia Elkartea and of course the members of EKO George Fligkos and Angeliki Marinou for all their hard work and for creating such an impactful project!

Thank you – Ευχαριστούμε – Eskerrik asko