We've More in Common than in Difference was an Erasmus+ co-financed youth exchange that involved young people from 11 different countries and youth leaders from 13 different countries and was held on the island of Gran Canaria in August 2018.
The project had the goal to create a magazine that represents the conceptual framework of a United Europe, the steps towards a peaceful process of globalisation. The young people involved interacted to achieve the same goal and share their culture, form a subjective point of view.
The project outcome underlined the aspect that individuals have more in common than some think, no matter the diversity of cultures and backgrounds, people will act the same if one forms a group with them. Giving them a common purpose can unite them and get them closer together to achieve that purpose. The whole process and outcome of this project, one can say that we definitely have more in common than in difference, no matter from where we come from.
This is a magazine created collaboratively by young people from 11 different countries and youth leaders from 13 different European countries during an Erasmus+ Youth Exchange called "We've More in Common than in Difference". The project had the goal to create a magazine that represents the conceptual framework of a United Europe, the steps towards a peaceful process of Globalisation.
The young people created different departments modelling a magazine, with a hierarchy, democratic processes and the participants put their differences aside and worked together for the same objective in just 7 days.
We've More in Common than in Difference, was an Erasmus+ funded, KA1 Youth Exchange supported by the Spanish National Agency that took place on the island of Gran Canaria from Monday July 30th to Sunday August 5th 2018 under project number: 2017-3-ES02-KA105-010532.
The organisations involved were:
1) ULUDAG UNIVERSITY, TURKEY 5 youth and 1 youth leader
2) MITTETULUNDUSUHING VITATIIM, ESTONIA 5 youth and 1 youth leader
3) Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, ROMANIA 5 youth and 1 youth leader
4) DRUSTVO ZA SPODBJANE RAZVOJA MLADIH CET PLATFORMA, Slovenia 5 youth and 1 youth leader
5) Udruga ZUM, Croatia, 5 youth and 1 youth leader
6) Young Folks LV, Latvia, 5 youth and 1 youth leader
7) Erasmus Student Network Thessaloniki, Greece, 5 youth and 1 youth leader
8) A.C.S.E.S.O, Spain, 8 youth and 4 youth leaders (Applicant and project managers).
The mentors of this project were Paula Bolaños (A.C.S.E.S.O) , Spela Tezak (CET PLATFORMA, Slovenia) and Daniel Dixon (A.C.S.E.S.O) who used non formal learning methods to deliver the sessions of this youth exchange.
Some of the sessions in group work included; "Independent and non independent media", "Who is our target group, using a funnel method", "Brainstorming activities" "What does the EU mean to me", "Project Management Skills", "Group Building Activity - desert island essentials".
There were also many other activities during the week to foster good communication skills, ice breakers, energisers and time for reflection.
The results of this project will be available soon on this page and videos, photos and articles about the project mobility can be found on Facebook with the hashtag #WMCD