Apply deadline 30 April.
Takes place in July 2015

We are AS Rubin Carter, an association active in Milan, Italy, operating in the field of sport,interested in developing projects, with European Partners, focused on social inclusion through sportactivity, anti-racism and anti-discrimination attitude in sports as an antidote to a society of exclusionand individualism.

The project is designed for young people and aims to exchange knowledge and good practices tospread a sport accessible to all as a tool for social cohesion.Making accessible high quality physical activity raises awareness about your body, and  at the sametime  is an excellent vehicle to improve the social and personal well-being. So, there is not only thedesire to “feel good about yourself,” but also to “be comfortable with others.”The spread of mutual respect and team spirit are the basis of “non-competitive” sport. So the sport isa great instrument for the rehabilitation and opportunity for active participation against exclusionand marginalization. On the contrary, in the context in which we find ourselves, often sport leads tothe spread of negative content among young people (an example can be those sexist orhomophobic) or problems related to the obsession of your body (such as anorexia or doping) sincefocused on the competition and not accessible to segments of the population economicallydistressed.

Made theses considerations, we envisioned a project that, in a year provides for the preparation,implementation and revision of a youth exchange.

The preparation phase will be an opportunity for exchange and collaboration. We expect somepreliminary visits at the local partners, in order to plan cooperatively the “youth exchange”, whichwill take place in Italy.

Participants will be selected in the first stage of preparation by the associations involved, payingattention to ensure balanced participation of boys and girls. In addition to the visits, we will exploittools to ensure the quality of the activities and to overcome linguistic or cultural obstacles.

The exchange activities planned in July will last a week and includes:* Non-formal education activities aimed at raising awareness on the issues of the project but also topromote cooperation, enhancing the role of everyone in the group. In addition to ice-breakingactivities and team building, there are role-playing games in which young people will have to learnto work together in mutual respect and they have to think together on the objectives of the project.

These activities will be always accompanied by tutors who will act as facilitators.

  • In-depth meetings and exchange of experiences from others countries on issues such as the fightagainst social exclusion, the proper nutrition, accessibility, so as to give participants an overview ofthe possible grounds of intervention.
  • Meetings to provide tools for the dissemination of the contents discussed, with the aim to improvethe local impact of the associations themselves on their territory. For example is provided the use ofa blog.
  • Initiatives to better understand the social reality in which the various participants live and work,through local products, traditional cuisine, music and sports.

Daily activities of de-briefing will be useful to give us a collective feedback on the project, andchange along the timetable of activities. In the final stage will be a collective assessment that willinvolve all the organizations and the participants, in order to assess the project’s impact on youngpeople but also on the territories on which then the same can be found to work.