Brave New YOU - reloaded! We kicked it off!
Since January 2020, YEU International and 10 other partners organizations have started the implementation of Brave New YOU – Reloaded project, funded by the European Commission, within the European Youth Together grant scheme.
From the 24th to the 26th of February the kick-off meeting took place at YEU International office in Brussels to establish a firm basis for cooperation, clear roles, and responsibilities between partners.
Brave New YOU – Reloaded project is building on the experiences and the concept of Brave New YOU 2018 and upscaling the methodologies based on “We Can!” Manual of Council of Europe. The main aim of this project was to empower youth workers to support social cohesion and the creation of equal opportunities for young people of different backgrounds at a local level by questioning current and creation of new narratives for more inclusive Europe.
The purpose of Brave New YOU–Reloaded is bringing communities closer by building trust between different groups of young people as well as capacities to become active agenda-setters and actors for change at both local and European level to co-create more open-minded and inclusive Europe.
The project tackles the issues of lack of participation of disadvantaged and less represented groups in communities around Europe based on survey results which reflect the needs and challenges in our work on the local level.
The project gathers 11 partners from 10 countries around Europe working with diverse groups of young people in disadvantaged and deprived areas at a local level or representing them and providing space for their participation at the international level.
At the end of the second day of the meeting, YEU International organized a ‘Team cooking activity’ as a tool that allowed participants to know each other and enjoy the time spent together.
When people cook together, team spirit is boosted, work productivity is increased, bonds are formed and targets are met.
A Cooking Team Building activity was the perfect tool to bring together the people with fun, but also a relational and relaxing moment that everybody enjoyed.
YEU Projects and Administration Assistant