We are very happy to announce that a new project has been created as a result of the study visits and job shadowing within the InterCity Youth YOUTH WIN project. It was during the study visit to Dublin on 22-30 September 2018 that the plans started to form. After the study visit the youth leader Carina Engman (Öckerö youth center) Sweden and the youth worker Niamh Smith (Riccy’s youth center) Ireland, started planning and writing the Erasmus+ youth exchange project together with the young people aged 13-18 years old.
The writing process with the young people in Sweden was assisted by KEKS office current European solidarity corps volunteer, Ani. The project was submitted by the 30 of April deadline and 2 months later the positive answer came from the Swedish National Agency, MUCF.
The young people named the youth exchange project; “A journey through music and traditions” and it will go on during 2019-2020 and it will consist of the following 4 sub activities.
1) Advanced planning visit (APV) on Öckerö island, Sweden. The number of participants involved is 1 young person + 1 youth worker from each country.
2) The youth exchange “60’s to 90’s music” on Öckerö island, Sweden. The number of participants involved is 10 young people + 2 youth workers from each country.
3) Advanced planning visit (APV) in Ireland. The number of participants involved is 1 young person + 1 youth worker from each country.
4) The youth exchange “Contemporary music” in Ireland. The number of participants involved is 10 young people + 2 youth workers from each country.
A shortened project summary written by the young people;
We want to investigate how the music and the (young)people is affected by what happens in the society. We want to see how music and man changes between the years and between the different genres, by seeing how two different societies have developed during the 60’s for example , so one can see the differences and the similarities in young people’s attitudes affected by society, culture and politics. We want to find out more about our own culture in music history, which follows with not only personal history from the artists and dance styles, but also about what happened in our societies and also around the world that influenced us. In the first youth exchange the 60’s – 90’s will be covered and in the second youth exchange the 00’s will be covered. Thus enabling to examine the music in our own time and how it is affected by society and politics and in turn the young people who listen to it. In regards to for example gender stereotypes, ethnic stereotypes, norms and views on society.