Erasmus + project „Migration: Which way ?”
4 members (Simona Piatkute, Matas Bondarovas, Deividas Tarvydas, Rūta Jegnoraitė - Juškienė) from Vidukle Simonas Stanevicius Gymnasium took part in Erasmus + project „Migration: Which way ?” in Istanbul, Turkey. There were participants from 10 countries: Germany, Denmark, Slovakia, Check Republic, Estonia, Sweden, Lithuania, Norway, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Youth workers from different organisations (18-30 years old) directly working with young people and/or refugees/immigrants tried to raise our awareness and brake some stereotypes. The aim of this project was to gain experience and new competences, finding new ways how to work with immigrants and refugees also, educate youth and work on anti-discrimination topics. They were ready to share their experience and great practice and they wanted to take initiative and action in connection to the topic.
The project started in November 13th having much confidence and being inspired. We all wanted to know more about migration. It was a very good idea to live in the rooms with participants from other countries and to know their culture and national identity. Activities during this project were about migration, its minuses and pluses, consequences and results. In Lithuania there is a belief that there is no migration in our country but the proof is that migration is everywhere, so that is why we have to talk about it in our communities. This project inspired participants to know more about world’s issues. Of course, the end of the project was so exciting that participants did not want to leave because we all became friends. The end of this project was in November 22nd.We came home having great experience and knowledge about migration and refugees.