All You Need Is Dance -Youth Exchange in Zagreb

˝All You Need is Dance” is Erasmus + KA 1 project funded by European Union. Project coordinator is NGO Urbana mladež (Urban youth) from Zagreb, Croatia, while partners are BAKYARD from Turkey, APRA from Albania and Rasio “Perspektiva” from Latvia.

14.10. – 20.10.2018, Zagreb, Croatia

Lately people are less and less moving around because of modern lifestyle that is influenced by products tools that eases the daily work but kills the creativity and movement, and social media which causes people sit on their laptop for hours and avoid real life outside. These reasons cause anti-social youth dependent on their laptops and smart phones, with lack of self-confidence, unhealthy lifestyle, and increased stress. We want to motivate youth to move and exercise for a better alternative option rather than misuse/overuse of internet in their spare times. We want to focus on dancing rather than any other sports because while dancing, individuals stay in their comfort zone and they don’t feel pressure of the exercise.

Objectives of the project are:
1) To fight Internet and social media addiction among participants and engage them with outdoor activities 2) To make them active and productive in their lives and reduce stress on participants 3) To upskill them a new hobby, dance, that upgrades their cognitive skills 4) To enhance participants’ intercultural awareness and expression through discovery of new cultures, habits and lifestyles
This Youth exchange mobility will be held during 7 days. Mobility will integrate 34 young people (8 people from each country, 10 people from Croatia), including with fewer opportunities (educational,
social and health problems), from 4 countries: Croatia,Turkey, Latvia and Albania. Background of participants is youth who are:
*from 18 to 25 years old;
*have knowledge of English language;
*young people with modern addictions for Internet and social media
*young people with social problems
*young people with mental health problems like depression and bipolar disorder
*young people with educational obstacles

Costs are covered according to Erasmus plus program.