Youth Exchange: Some call it Europe, we call it Home

Location: Cyprus


APV dates : 16-18 March 2018

Youth Exchange Dates: 27 April – 05 May 2018

Number of participants: 50

Participating countries: 4 EU (Germany, Greece, UK, Cyprus) and 6 neighboring (Armenia, Egypt, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia Federation and Jordan)

Organizer: Youth Dynamics Group

Apply here: write individually to each partner organisation

Some call it Europe, we call it Home - Infopack - Cyprus -

Some call it Europe, we call it Home – Infopack – Cyprus –

Inquiries about this youth exchange:

Youth Dynamics (Hosting group)

Vasilis Christofi (Coordinator):

Christiana Malay (Facilitator):

Evanthia Poyiatzi (Facilitator):

Costs: The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme. All costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by organizers.  Travel costs will be covered by Erasmus+ rules and we are able to reimburse up to following amounts :


Total maximum unit travel cost per person in EUR















Russia Federation




Travel costs from home to the venue of the project and return. For itinerant projects: travel costs from home to the place where the Activity starts and travel costs from the place where the Activity ends to home. Please note: only cheapest means of transport/fares are subject to reimbursement. The costs from airport to Agros and return back are around 30 euro per person. This amount is not included in the above list and it will be covered by organizers.

There is no participation fee for this project!

Some call it Europe, we call it Home
Dear Friends,

In this letter you will find all that you need to know about the Youth exchange “Some call it Europe, we call it Home” which will take place in Agros, Cyprus. Here you will find information concerns goals and methodology of the youth exchange, information about accommodation, money reimbursement and other practical issues. We hope we will answer all your questions and hope to see you in April in Cyprus.

Best regards, Organizing team

Applicant Organization: European Ways e.V.

Hosting organization: Youth Dynamics Group Venue: Agros, Cyprus

APV dates : 16-18 March 2018

Youth Exchange Dates: 27 April – 05 May 2018

Youth Exchange participant No: 4 participants + 1 group leader

Age: Between 15-30 years old. No age limit for group leader

Participant countries: 50 participants from 4 EU (Germany, Greece, UK, Cyprus) and 6 neighboring (Armenia, Egypt, Belarus,

Ukraine, Russia Federation and Jordan) Language: Project will be run in English.

Cyprus Airports: Larnaca and Pafos

Venue of the project: Agros village in Cyprus

Emergency contact from Cyprus: Vasilis Christofi – 00357-99473782

About the project

Our project “Some call it Europe, we call it Home” is a multilateral youth exchange with 50 participants from 4 EU (Germany, Greece, UK, Cyprus) and 6 neighboring (Armenia, Egypt, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia Federation and Jordan) countries. The project will be organised in Agros viIlage – Cyprus between 27/4-05/5/2018. It’s aim is the cultural diversity, inter-religious dialogue and empowerment of youth from various social, religious, cultural and ethno-racial backgrounds. Especially we would work with marginalised youth with less possibilities, particularly refugees and asylum seekers or those coming from low income families or rural areas. We expect that our participants

are mainly newcomers with small experience in youth work, but a strong willingness to develop. The project would provide them with social tools and skills and would help to raise the awareness for their cultural diverse surroundings, to find out and understand the differences as well as to be proud to except their cultural and personal identity. By doing so they will develop respect and understanding towards other groups and nations. The project leads also to achieving personal, social and professional development.

The main objectives of this project are to promote inter-religious dialogue, raise awareness of one’s own identity and culture and to cross borders to other traditions, languages and mentalities by involving actively with participants from other countries. One important part of the project would be dedicated to address prejudices in all its kinds and how to fight it. We expect to develop cooperation between different cultures, religions and civilizations by working on same tasks and creating new projects. Participants are going to get to know each other better and get profound knowledge about culture, history and religion of others. During the project we will additionally exchange cultural information through music, dance, songs and quisine. This will be done in an interactive way in intercultural learning environment.

Through activities including group work, outdoor activities, interactive lectures, quizzes, role games and workshops, the participants will find out more about the factors that may separate us (like nationality, religion, mentality, sexual orientation, background, etc.) and learn how to benefit from this diversity instead of seeing them as obstacles. By getting in touch with the other participants, they will broaden their horizons and improve mutual understanding. Also during the project we will organize intercultural nights where all the partner groups will present their country, their culture, traditional foods, drinks, music and dances.

The main purpose of the project will be the active participation in the integration of everyone. We will try to find reasons which promote conflicts, to find difficulties and communication barriers by stimulating conversation about intercultural differences, discussions about situations and sharing of views.

The participants will deepen their knowledge on the subject of intercultural and non- formal learning, draw a map of existing attitudes towards non-formal intercultural learning as achieved through cross-border volunteering. They will as well explore the values and impact of intercultural non-formal learning and volunteering and share best practices of promoting and increasing visibility of intercultural learning and volunteering as well as develop new practices. The opportunities of using Youthpass in ERASMUS+ activities as a tool for self-reflection and evaluation will also be discussed. By working, creating and cooperating together our participants will become more aware of cultural diversity in Europe. The working programme uses informal learning in form of discussing, games, group activities. Through this, they will experience a new way of discovering their own history. In turn, these young people will act as multipliers among their cohorts who in the long run will become better citizens.


In this project we will include 4 participants and 1 team leader from each partner organizations. Participants aged 15 to 30, no age limit for group leader. In total 50 youth in the project. Team leaders will be responsible for their group and their needs, and help facilitate whole project by giving advices, coordinating communication between us, project organizers and participants. Before departure to the venue team leader will be responsible to ensure proper thematic, cultural etc. preparation of participants.

As mentioned, each national team (participants) will be responsible for preparing several games and lead one or two thematic sessions during the project. During the APV meeting in March 2018 group leaders will split tasks/sessions between national teams. Based on task division group leaders will prepare participants before departure. If needed we can recommend each national team for each session NFE methodology to lead the session. Why do we do this? Because youth active participation and engagement into the leading of the project is a best way for exploring new competencies, taking responsibilities and for learning and personal growth.

We hope to see you in the project well-prepared, positive and motivated to learn and inspire each-other to start making positive transformation in terms of ecological awareness and lifestyle around the world.