THE POLISH-UKRAINIAN COUNCIL OF YOUTH EXCHANGE

The Polish-Ukrainian Council of Youth Exchange was established on September 9, 2015 under an agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

The Polish-Ukrainian Council of Youth Exchange, taking into account the special role of the young generation in shaping mutual international relations, would like to encourage young people and people working with them to take actions which will result in getting closer to each other and discovering common roots, overcoming prejudices and stereotypes in the perception of common history and in contemporary relations.

The Council supports financially (project competition) and substantively (training system, consultations) the implementation of young people's ideas - it co-finances youth exchanges, youth meetings, information and promotion projects.

The activities of the Council are financed from the funds at the disposal of the Ministry of National Education on the Polish side and at the disposal of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine on the Ukrainian side.

OUR ACTIVITIES IN FRAMES OF POLISH UKRAINIAN COUNCIL OF YOUTH EXCHANGE

Association Heureka Generator has so far implemented three projects within the Polish-Ukrainian Youth Exchange Council. We implemented our ideas together with partner organizations from Winnica and Novomoskowsk. The projects were always based on the ideas of young people and implemented using the methods of non-formal education promoted by us: the Oxford Debate, Live Action Role Play Games, Human Library.

Thanks to the implementation of projects under the Polish-Ukrainian Council fo Youth Exchange, we can contribute to building positive relations with our eastern neighbor, and provide young people with an opportunity to develop valuable competences useful in their further life.

In 2018, our Polish-Ukrainian project entitled 'Keep Talking' was nominated for the ‘EDUInspiracje’ award in the category 'Polish-Ukrainian Council of Youth Exchange' granted by the Development of the Education System Fund.

We invite you to check the results of our projects.

WEBINAR ‘STEREOTYPES AND PREJUDICES THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUNG PEOPLE’

Before the first webinar, we chose two people from the Polish group and two people from the Ukrainian group. They were preparing to discuss stereotypes and prejudices. The rest of our participants worked on questions that added variety to the second part of the webinar.

Karolina Szczepanik from HEureka Generator moderated the discussion. During the conversation we discussed: what is a stereotype and prejudice, do we think stereotypically, have we ever been prejudiced against someone or whether someone was prejudiced against us.

EVENING NEWS

HUMAN LIBRARY ONLINE

The main method in our project was 'Human Library'. Hmm ... how can a library come to life? It is enough to replace paper books with people. How can it help us educatively? Books are people who were perceived stereotypically in their lives, someone was prejudiced against them...