We are proud to share that Empower organization was part of the Erasmus + project “Bridges of Solidarity”. Youth exchange took place in Patras, and Serbian team had a chance to spend nine days, from 8 to 17th of July in sunny Grece with 30 participants from Spain, Italy, Romania, Turkey, and our hosts Greece of course.
The Serbian team met for the first time in Youth club in May in Cacak. The team was made out of three girls and two boys, almost all fresh out of high school, and ready for a little bit of activist work just before college!
Before we started our journey to Grece we had a couple of meetings talking about project, and sharing opinions about migrations, immigrants, prejudice people have about these topics, and us as well.
Advanced Planning Visit (APV)
From 5th to 7th of April APV took place, and all team leaders had a wonderful opportunity to meet in Patras and start their cooperation before the exchange. Team leaders had a chance to present their organizations and share different experiences that can help creating most productive activitis for the participants.
Between hard work, we also had time to learn more about Greek history in archeology museum and see the famous Patras “Rio-Antirio” bridge.
In the evenings we made intercultural nights, so every night we could try different food, beverages, folk dances and learn more about every country’s history.
Project “Bridges of Solidarity” had a deep impact on every participant, and empower all of them to fell strong enough to make a change.