The project “The Young Side of the Moon” aims at promoting the exchanges and cooperation in the field of youth between youth organizations engaged in community development from different World-contexts (Italy, Senegal, Kenya, India, Vietnam, Latvia, Greece, Cyprus). The project will focus on how the global crisis affects young people in its multi-dimensions. Different youth needs around the world will be addressed according to a creative approach experimented by PRISM, which is based on use the concept album of Pink Floyd entitled "The Dark Side of the Moon".
Therefore, according the sequence of the songs contained in the album, the following topics will be addressed: Economic Crisis (Track: Money), Crisis of cultural references and values (Tracks: On the
run / breathe), Migrations and Inclusion (Track: Us and them), Environment (Track: Eclipse). The
project includes different mobility activities of youth workers: N.1 Training Course (IT) + N.4 Job Shadowing activities hosted in Senegal, India, Vietnam, Kenya. The TC will provide a non-formal
and creative training on the Project Cycle Management linked to the concept on Nonviolent Community Development, equipping youth workers with knowledge, key competences and learning tools needed for the development and delivery of community-based projects. The job shadowing activities will offer a reciprocal opportunity for practical learning experience, exchange good practice, acquire key competences and build long-term partnerships.

The overall objective is to engage youth workers to step up into leadership roles in their local and
global communities as agent and multipliers for sustainable co-development and growth.

Specific objectives:

- To enhance socio-professional development and competences in project management of youth workers to respond to identified community needs and global challenges affecting young people

- To strengthen the international cooperation and the exchange of experiences on youth work and  community development in different World countries.

- To deepen the knowledge of the current and expected future situation and needs of young people in different regions of the World.

- To strengthen the capacity of youth workers and organizations to contribute to civil society development.

The partnership:

- PRISM Promozione Internazionale Sicilia-Mondo, Italy (Caltanissetta)


- Volunteers for community development and environment education, Vietnam (Hanoi)

- New Beginnings Charitable Trust, India (Vijayawada)

- DOREA Educational Institue WTF, Cyprus (Limassol)

- Jaunatnesiniciativucentrs, Latvia (Kekava)

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