Mythical Europe, Youth Exchange, Jastrzębia Góra – Pro Futuro Europae

Mythical Europe Youth Exchange, 29 August – 03 September 2020, Jastrzębia Góra, Poland

The Mythical Europe project is a joint venture prepared by members of youth organizations from 8 European Union countries. It is an idea to present European integration, the European Union and the future of Europe by referring to mythology, both ancient and modern. Through the project, we want to tell the history of Europe in our words, referring to known legends and stories, about what unites us, not divides us, about common values, about our identity as Europeans. The aim of the project is to strengthen participants’ knowledge of Europe, European integration, the European Union and EU values such as freedom, democracy, equality, respect for others, respect for human and minority rights. The project aims to promote these values, as well as pluralism, nondiscrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and gender equality among participants who should also develop their intercultural awareness.

A key element of our project is a youth exchange, which will last for six days. This activity will bring together 48 participants from 8 Erasmus + countries, including group leaders. The youth exchange will concern basic knowledge about Europe and our beliefs: common European values, international dialogue, tolerance, openness to different cultures, human rights and diversity. 

Participants, together with representatives of partner organizations, will look for a way to interesting stories about Europe, in order to show their peers that the European Union is a great undertaking and you can talk about it very interestingly, convince other people to integrate through interesting stories, stories, myths. We intend to achieve these using storytelling methods to describe European issues. Here is the New Myth on Europe, as prepared by the participants! 

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