TDM 2000 International has submitted 2 applications for 2 new projects.

The first one is a Youth Exchange “Picturing a Volunteer World – From Vision to Video”. The venue of the exchange will be Kaunas, in Lithuania. The matter of exclusion and discrimination is nowadays more than ever of great importance in Lithuania, a country where the increasing of social differentiation started to represent a problem straight after its independence. Different programs have been implemented in order to face the marginalization and exclusion of certain categories of the society, but the issue is still very hot especially between young people. Kaunas is a university city, with many active youngsters that live together but often don’t find the ways to interact. With our project, we wish to have a positive impact on the local community, giving space to an efficient cooperation between youngsters from different cultures. We chose to implement the project in Lithuania also to give the possibility to our partners of TDM 2000 Lithuania Trio to experience to host a YE, helping them in building the capacity of their members and their organization as a whole.

  • TDM 2000 Lithuania Trio (Lithuania)
  • HelloEuropa Youth, Cultural and Social Association (Hungary)
  • TDM 2000 Estonia
  • Associazione TDM 2000 (Italy)
  • Nadácia Krajina Harmónie (Slovakia)
  • Association Pro Futuro (Latvia)
  • European Institute Pro Futuro Europae (Poland)
  • ALINHAS? Associação Desportiva Juvenil (Portugal)

The second is a TC called “Genderalizing: management of diversity in gender” that should take place in Poland, Krakow.
It will create a non-formal space for exploring and discussing gender issues, and analyzing the diverse manners how the related subjects are treated in our countries and in the European space in general. Hence, we envisage to create an environment where youngsters can discover, reflect and debate about topics such as gender equality, sexual-based discrimination, homosexuality or the role of women.
We find this topic to be extremely connected to the host country, one marked by traditional religious-oriented values of family and, notably, the idea of “woman-mother”, but on the other hand a pioneer since it is one of the few countries where homosexuality has never been illegal. We will then explore the features of the European Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015 and strive to discover what can and shall be done in order raise awareness for the importance of the conflict-ridden topic of gender equality and gender stereotypes.
Afterwards, thanks to the choice over non-formal education methods, we intend to actively involve the participants in the diverse working moments, sharing opinions, cooperating amongst themselves, learning from each other and ultimately conceiving project ideas together. Hence, we expect to generate an experience of great personal and professional growth with significant development of skills and competences that promote and facilitate the preparation and realization of projects and activities, at international or local level, on gender issues by providing examples of the tools as well as the methods which may be used for the realization of such projects.

Our partners are:

  • European Institute Pro Futuro Europae (Poland)
  • TDM 2000 International (Italy)
  • ZAN ART (Romania)
  • ALINHAS? Associação Desportiva Juvenil (Portugal)
  • “Centre for Support of Disadvantaged People” (Bulgaria)
  • Youth ART (Turkey)
  • Compass (Hungary)
  • Zavod ABIONA (Slovenia)
  • TDM 2000 Malta