The second transnational staff meeting of the Singing and Making Melody in your Heart project took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from January 13 to 16, 2020. In it we have monitored the objectives and schedule of the project and prepared the great meeting of the youth chorus of all participating countries, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy, in the great festival organized by our coordinator, The Kavala Music School, will be held in that city in the month of May.
Within the framework of the SINGING AND MAKING MELODY IN YOUR HEART Project, in which AIFED is a partner, SCHOLA PUERI CANTORES DE LA CATEDRAL DE GRANADA, will represent Spain at the International Festival in honor of the Apostle St. Paul and in commemoration of Mikis Theodorakis, from May 6 to 11, 2020. Very proud of your participation!
The municipality of KAVALA, the Holy Metropolis of Philippi, Neapolis and Tassos, the region of Eastern of Macedonia and Trace, and The School of Music of Kavala invite you to Kavala from 07 to 11 May 2020 to the Festival co-órganized in honour to Apostle St. Paul.
SINGING AND MAKING MELODY IN YOUR HEART
Envoy of hope Mikis Theodorakis.
During this meeting we have created a handbook that presents ways to promote a guest house and hostels on online platforms will be developed (such as Booking.com, Airbnb, Hostelworld). We are developing this handbook to offer information to young people on how to promote their touristic business on an international level. The handbook will be translated in each of the partners countries and distributed in local areas and available online on the project website.
The meeting took place during 07.12.2019-13.12.2019, Yerevan, Armenia (5 activity days + travel days), with 2 participants from each partner organization and 1 facilitator, also 1 external expert BOOKING and AIRBNB.
Given the differences in status, considerations and positions observed between men and women in today’s society, our project aims to promote gender equality among the entire educational community to achieve greater social justice In the Europe of tomorrow.
In fact, in our schools, students already have strong prejudices about what girls and boys should be. As a result, men then obtain positions of responsibility; Many women are content with precarious and poorly paid jobs. This infernal cycle is reproduced from generation to generation and is even more present in isolated and disadvantaged populations, as is the case of a large part of the students of the participating schools.
This observation forces us to reflect on gender stereotypes to better combat them. In fact, there can be no real equality between men and women without deconstructing the foundations of gender relations, that is, the historical division of social roles between men and women. These roles are based on philosophical, religious, political, biological or social “justifications” that vary in history and country.
By giving girls and women their rightful place, we are helping to change attitudes and, therefore, promoting gender change to build fairer and more equal societies.
The central theme of the training has been to know the different systems of evaluation of results that are developed in Slovenia. We have known firsthand what is the professional Qualification system that is implemented at the national level by: - Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training - National examinations Center. We have also known the activities carried out by our partner P.C.O., Poklicni center Obala. A very good training, the last of our project, to be able to congratulate all the participants.
The family is the smallest system in European society.
The starting point for the construction of democracy and social change, and therefore
deserves special support.
Thanks to our counseling and education work, we know families are always looking for
help on similar issues, which "hooks" on almost all of the same places. We wonder if
this is the case in the European Community everywhere, the Greek, German and
Austrian Fathers have the same problems. And as with our partners, read solutions to
these problems and the like.
What forms of good communication, dealing with money, education (media), family
reconciliation and work did parents find in other European countries?
What suggestions can we get from other organizations that have parents and children,
how can we improve our work?
To find out, we exchanged ideas in a consortium of DE, AT, BG, ES and GR and,
therefore, become more professional. Experience has found that many parents feel
relieved to discover that they are not alone in their problems. Therefore, we will
disseminate the results of the project through an online article that describes the
management of family problems in comparison with other European countries and
shows different solutions.
This completes the main objective, an additional professionalization of our
organizations. Therefore, the direct target groups are the employees of the
organizations that, through their work, carry out the results to other organizations and
to the indirect target group of parents and families.
Not only do individual organizations benefit from European exchanges, but families can
also have the feeling that other people in Europe are similar to them, the feeling for the
European community. In previous projects, where each organization has been
involved, all documents the impression that "Europe works better on a small scale":
direct human contact, and where this is not possible, knowledge of families and similar
to Europe, leads to mutual understanding and sympathy across national borders, which
today threatens to solidify again. The consortium plans to make greater use of the
similarities and solutions found in a monitoring project.
On 22.11.2019 we participated in the United Nations Mini-Model event organized by UNSA Granada and the Andalusian Youth Institute, in which we talked about the new walls we have created in Europe and we should roper.
More than 35 young people participated in the event held in the red room of the Faculty of Law of the University of Granada
30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, EUROPA sees “new walls” in society that endangers democracy. Only 42% of the citizens of East Germany consider democracy as the best form of government
In Spain and Europe you can feel and see new walls of disappointment and anger.
Our response in this experience is that there is openness, tolerance and help.
“AIFED” addresses legal issues and raises awareness about the values of Europe in particular.
“AIFED” faces the current challenges facing Europe in the face of growing Euroscepticism and political disenchantment. For youth, the removal of new walls is the key to shaping the future of Europe. We saw how Grenadian youth are committed to democracy and freedom and to overcome these “NEW WALLS”
When a victim of violence needing help, advice or immediate protection breaks the wall of injustices around her, the first contact for help is an operator working in an anti-violence support center. Lot of empathy but also a qualified profile and strict procedures are asked to the person who takes in charge the request from the victim. Workers of any anti-violence support center –wherever its nationality- must be always open and prompt to listen, advice, provide legal and immediate support.
It – as many other jobs in the social care field- could be exhausting year after year. Workers could feel overwhelmed by the increasing numbers of femicide, abuse, violence against women even if they give all they can to help the sufferers and prevention campaigns. But also, they could feel harmless thinking at the long-time legal sentences requires to send the oppressor to prison and at the lack or not enough supports given to the families of victims.
This project with its four-international meeting (Italy- Spain- Slovenia- Poland) aims to create an International network among European anti-violence workers to make them compare their own National systems in order to exchange good practices and adopt the best ones in their country. In addition, it could be an enrichment to better analyze the problem of femicide from another cultural point of view to widen the knowledge of the problem to put into practice and experiment new tools in their protocol and in the awareness-raising anti-violence campaigns.
Violence is very important problem in UE, but not everybody knows how to protect it, how to help it.
– new methods of work with adult learners
– integrate the local environment to protect violence
– improve the educators’ and trainers’ skills
– improve the knowledge about different kinds of violence – against women, old people, in sport (stadiums), racism, hate speech etc.
– help adult in improving their personal and social competences
– exchange the experience between educators and trainers
The youth exchange brought together 8 youngsters from each of the partner countries. The aim of the YE has been to empower participants to develop sustainable tourism practices and create a space where they shared innovative tourism ideas that make use of the potential of their region.
The youth exchange offered an innovative practical approach and participants have developed practical abilities, proactive behaviors, creativity and organizational skills. The participants developed their business ideas in tourism during the mobility days.
The youth exchange made use of non-formal education methods. The workshops were implemented by each country group – the young people was supported by the leaders in implementing the workshops. The young people will receive further support from their sending organization in implementing their business plans at the local level.