We were in Narbonne/France in 17-24 of April 2016 for the International Network Meeting!
For Erasmus + the European Youth Exchange, we participated in the international network development meetings in Narbonne/France with two volunteers and a team leader. Roudel Association hosted this meeting whose topic was “Living Together: Differences and Identities” With 33 participants from Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Greece, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Latvia and Malta, we did workshops about it for 6 days.
In these workshops, our primary topics were refugee camps and their problems which are discussed a lot lately. In a group work, we discussed them considering their positive and negative sides in company with a moderator.
By using Betzavta pedagogy, we designed our either 2d or 3d dream houses on an A4 paper using different materials. Then we put our houses side by side and we shared our dreams and expectations about how we can make the places that we live better and how we can live better with different people.
We talked to inhabitants by wandering around the streets of Narbonne. So that, we had an opportunity to learn not only their culture but also learn different people’s ideas about their hometown.
While we were doing these workshops, we tried to understand each other better since 33 participants had different cultures, religions and perspectives. Besides, we had an opportunity to discuss what else we can do through this network in the future.
Even though the participating organizations have different perspectives and fields to work on, we prepared workshops to find a common goal and to create sustainability of these meetings. In this way, we developed common project drafts for the future by improving our relationships with organizations in the network meeting.