EYES ON EU is a long-term Erasmus+ KA3 project that will run for two years. the project is coordinated by Eurasia Net based in France in cooperation with the Youth Center of Epirus in Greece, Continuous Action in Estonia, Europe House Slavonski Brod in Croatia and Asociatia D 'Avent in Romania.
The aim of the project is to address different European values with creative writing and cinematography of six consecutive episodes. In the center of focus is the European Union and the values that it represents; each docu-fiction format episode will last twenty minutes and will place in a different European country. This project includes local work, international coordination meetings and two international youth exchanges.
KICK OFF meeting in Tallin, Estonia
This meeting took place in December 2018 in Tallin, where representatives of each involved organisation started the work on planning project's logistics, details and local work.
youth Exchange in Marseille, France
The first Youth Exchange took place from 6th to 13th og March 2019 in Marseille, France. Each organization participated with four participants and one team leader.
During the exchange, discussions took place in order to find the themes that each national team of young people will dedicate their episode to. the themes selected are democracy, environment, gender equality, intercultural dimension, social inclusion of migrants.
During the youth exchange, Participants also had the opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge in film production, story boarding and collective writing. Workshops were held with help of experts who coordinated the work of participants. The methods used during the youth exchange were theatrical plays, debates, exercises, interactive plays, collective writing activities, visits, presentations, etc.
Local work in Ioannina
After the meeting in Tallin, each partner organisation recruited young volunteers who want to work on the project. First ideas were exchanged right away but the real local work started after the youth exchange in Marseille.
At the end of the first Youth Exchange in Marseille, participants returned to Ioannina with new ideas and appetite for work. During the meetings that followed the Greek team of YCE shared their experiences of the youth exchange with other members of the team who didn't take part in it. All volunteers met many times in order to discuss and brainstorm about the topic of the Greek episode - Democracy. Participants found materials (articles, films, books, videos) on the subject for inspiration and started to work on script writing of their episode.
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