SUPERMARKET vs LOCAL PRODUCER = SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT?

Our association will organize between the 24th and the 30th of March 2015. The Youth Mobility entitled SUPERMARKET vs LOCAL PRODUCER = SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT?. In the project will participate 35 young participants from 5 EU countries: France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Hungary and Romania. During the 8 days of this mobility, the youngsters will do various non formal activities where they would analyze and find solution to the ever growing problems related to not sustainable food consumption trends in our societies and social issues connected to food consumption in European countries.

The activities of the exchange will include:

– getting to know one another, Erasmus+ and team building activities,

– a whole day process of making groups, buying food in the city, for the breakfasts of the youth exchange and analyzing the types of food bought, their sources, reasons for buying them, and alternative options

– visits and discussions with a CEO of a supermarket in our area

– visits and discussions to local farmers and market managers

– a community event where the participants will cook food for a group of 30 guests (decision makers, teachers, young people, parents, etc) and where, during the dinner, the prepared food will be divided for the guests and the participants according to the amount of food consumption in the continents of the world.

– another community event, where the participants will reach out to some families that face social difficulties in our city, to give them new alternatives and ideas on how to grow their own food rather than having to buy it

– cultural activities and sightseeing events

– and closing activities which include planning for the future, evaluation and giving Youthpass certificates which assess the learning achievements of the participants.

Through these activities of our project we wish to reach the following objectives:

1. To involve around 35 young participants into a youth exchange where they can learn about the two types of food consumption, the globalized one and the localized one and its alternatives of not buying, but growing

2. To raise awareness on the simple changes the local and international target groups and participants can make in order to influence the sustainable development of local communities facing social difficulties.

3. To involve 30 decision making members of our community in an awareness raising event for urging them to change their decision making towards more sustainable solutions and trends.

4. To offer new and creative options of lifestyles and trends to to a few socially
challenged families in the region, but also 35 young people from 5 countries, especially for the 12 youths with fewer opportunities who will participate in the project.

5. To allow our participants to develop their intercultural knowledge and understanding of Europe.

The project is founded by the European Union