Erasmus+ youth exchange “Village Myth Busters” (acronym VMB) took place in Kaunas, Lithuania on August 18-26, 2017. Project’s mission was to change the approach to- and opinion about people from countryside, minimize negative stereotypes towards them and reduce the ensuing social exclusion.

Project number: 2017-1-LT02-KA105-005164


The project had the following objectives:

  1. raise youth’s awareness of social exclusion that people from the villages are facing in urban areas as well as to provide them with specific tools and support to fight that;
  2. identify the most common stereotypes towards people whose place of origin is countryside, and find ways to tackle that;
  3. increase cooperation between village and city youth in order to create opportunities for joint work and social initiatives.

Project’s Participants

36 young people coming from 6 different countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Spain, Italy, Turkey) took part. Most of the participants already had previous experience of volunteering, working with minorities and other excluded groups.

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