“Check Your Privilege"
Erasmus+ Youth Exchange organized in Lithuania, in partnership with Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" (Poland).
The issue of social inequality is a topic which is necessary to be addressed throughout Europe. According to a 2017 OECD report detailing the socio-economic divide in Europe, inequality is still a major issue across the European continent. This project intends to raise awareness, understanding, and introspection amongst youth about privilege and social inequality. This would promote Europe’s Common Values seeking to lessen discrimination and boost social equality, and is, therefore, an important initiative to introduce to the youth, so they can take what they learn throughout the project and implement their learnings in their daily life and within their communities.
The goal of this youth exchange project is to come up with ways to reduce social inequality by aiming to achieve the following objectives:
1. Raising youth awareness about social inequality and the consequent disadvantages of it;
2. Teaching the younger generation about different forms of social privilege and its impact on society, as well as how privilege may look in different parts of the world/around
3. Encouraging the introspection and questioning of social inequality and privilege;
4. Promotion of Europe’s Common Values and Objectives and challenging social inequality and privilege;
5. Spreading the project’s message across the participating countries.
Participants will learn about the effects of social inequality, how to use privilege for good and lend space for those who lack it, and/or how to deal with/overcome minority disadvantages.
The project will be beneficial for the participants' future because it will aid them in challenging the inequalities present in society while acknowledging the origins and effects of privilege and how to deal with such situations when they arise.
The project is implemented in the frame of the ERASMUS+ Programme. Accommodation, living, working materials & other project related expenses are funded 100% by the European Commission, except the travel costs which are refunded to participants up to the limit set in the Infopack.
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS:
6 participants in total:
- 5 youth learners aged 20-29
- 1 "group leader" with no upper age limit.
The participants shall have:
English speaking and developed communication skills;
Ability to implement activities in local community and online;
The need to improve skills and competences relating to the topic of the project;
Willingness to cooperate and develop within Erasmus+;
For further details regarding the project and the recruitment procedure, check the Infopack and "Regulamin..." linked below.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.