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Youth Exchange – Festival of common value

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“Festival of common values” was a youth exchange, Action 3.1, that was hosted and implemented by Youth 4 Society organization on 2-10 June 2014 in Tirana, Albania. The activity brought together 28 participants and 7 leaders from 7 different partners from EU and SEE countries.

Festival of Common Values” came as a project idea a group of volunteers of our NGO working with Roma youngsters, who were interested to promote equality for marginalized groups of the society. Youngsters were interested to work with other youngsters from other countries in order to find tools how to fight against discrimination and to promote common values in a society.  The activity was based in non-formal education methodology and different methods as role play, discussions, work in groups, etc were used


  • To explore situation of vulnerable target groups and propose solutions (disabled, LGBT, Roma people)
  • To promote common values of diversity and inter-culturalism among youngsters coming from different cultures
  • To foster young people to fight against discrimination, racism and xenophobia
  • To promote non-formal education and Erasmus+ programme as a support tool for inter-cultural learning
  • To foster young people to become active citizens through taking actions in the promotion of inclusion in our societies.

Participants received theoretical input about the topic and also practiced directly in the field. There were interviewed people in Durres city about their idea on discrimination, there were organized some outdoor workshops in Dajti mountain about understanding the situation of the marginalized groups of the society. Participants also visited the historical city of Kruja were they started the preparations for the final performance.

The final performance was organized on 8th of June in the park of Tirana. Participants were divided voluntary in four groups and they prepared activities about fighting discrimination towards: LGBT, women, disabled people and Roma community. This activity also helped the local community to understand the concept of respecting values and fighting discrimination.

Link: Photogallery Youth Exchange – Festival of common value


Youth Exchange – Peer to Peer Education for Healthy Life Style

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“Peer to Peer Education for Healthy Life Style” was an YE implemented by Youth4Society organization in Pogradec Albania from 31st March to 8th of April 2014. The project gathered 36 young people coming from Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Turkey and Albania who worked during 8 days on issues related to health, health education and peer to peer education concepts. The project aimed at empowering youth leaders and youth workers with methods of peer to peer education in order to promote healthy life style in local communities. In the same time, the activity also influenced into the intercultural learning process of the participants, breaking down stereotypes and prejudices and getting to know better the other cultures.


• To explore the concept of healthy lifestyle and abstinence against alcohol, smoking and malnutrition

• To empower young people with basic skills in organizing a health promotion campaign

• To promote non-formal education and YiA programme as a support tool for health education

• To foster youth leaders to become peer educators for a healthy lifestyle

• To explore cultural support towards health through inter-cultural learning process

The main methodology used during the activity was non-formal education approach. Participants received theoretical input and in the same time developed their skills and competences through: group discussions, role plays, simulation exercises, learning in the nature activities, etc. During the last day of the activity, participants prepared a health education campaign in the city center of Pogradec promoting healthy life style also on behalf on the World Health day. Divided in 6 groups: Sexual education, healthy eating, mental health, dancing, sports, smoking and drug abuse, participants invited also local people of Pogradec to be part of the activity and live a healthy life.

Link: Photogallery Peer to Peer Education for Healthy Life Style