The last two local VOYCE workshops have been successfully completed!

The last two local VOYCE workshops have been successfully completed!

EKO implemented last Saturday, December 18th, 2021, the third and fourth modules of the series of local workshops organized in the context of the “Values and Opinions of Young Communities in Europe” – VOYCE project.

The modules focused on a. “Personal & Cultural Identity” & b. “Stereotypes, Prejudices and Intercultural Communication”, and gave sixteen young people from the local community the opportunity to reflect on personal and cultural identity and work on ways and approaches that facilitate intercultural communication.

During the workshop of Module 3, the young participants had the opportunity to explore the stages of personal identity development, the different elements constituting the “Iceberg of Culture” and the dimensions of cultural identity, as well as experience the process of social groups formation and understand the needs underlying group behaviour through the “Sticky Identity” activity.

In the afternoon, during the workshop of Module 4, the participants explored the concepts of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination, their types and mechanisms of emergence, and had the chance to discuss the implications of language on social cognitive processes. At the same time, they could reflect on ways and approaches young people can apply in their daily lives to

After building knowledge and experience from the full series of local workshops, the participants will join the international SOCIAL HACKATHON WEEK, which will take place in Athens, Greece, in February 2022. During this event they will take the lead in defining concrete proposals to tackle global issues such as inequality and exclusion! All the ideas generated by the Hackathon working teams will be available on a custom-made platform, accessible to the public!