Youth Exchange 01/11/2023 – 09/11/2023 in Mersin, Turkiye

EKO is happy to announce that one more amazing youth exchange has been successfully completed. The project “Unemployment-19” united 36 young participants from Türkiye, CzechRepublic, Lithuania, Poland,Greece and Spain. It was organized by the Turkish organization European Integration Group, and took place in Mersin (Turkiye) from 01  to 09 of  November 2023. 


Aims & Objectives of the project 

The project aimed to dispel the common misconception that Covid-19 only affects adults and the elderly and to meet the needs of young people suffering from the social and economic impacts of the virus by developing youth skills that will be in high demand in the post-2019 period. 


More specifically the objectives were:

  • To raise awareness of the youth being affected by Covid-19
  • To enhance or learn new tools and methods for working with NEETs
  • To acquire a better understanding of youth unemployment in Europe
  • Learn innovative approaches through Non-Formal Education


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 dynamics,  they worked in small groups, and had creative workshops and presentations. In summary, all team members developed different skills and competencies while acquiring new knowledge. They were able to develop skills such as a sense of initiative, creativity, teamwork, the ability to energize, practice languages, reflection, and critical thinking… and definitely lots of certain skills.  


An amazing opportunity and a great experience for EKO’s team

Apostolos, Konstantinos, Lampros, and Isidora 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 for that amazing opportunity given to the Greek team and we thank our partner European Integration Group, and the members of the hosting organization for all their hard work and for creating such an impactful project!


Thank you – Ευχαριστούμε – Teşekkür ederim