Find your EUROPAth!

Impuls Association

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Organisation:

Impuls Association

Country:

Poland

About organisation:

The Impuls Association was established on June 5, 2015. The Association's activities include: promotion and support of ecological activities, development of children and youth in accordance with their interests, cooperation with international organizations to organize projects. We carry out our activities by organizing events for the local community, consulting and advisory points, and organizing trainings. We have experience in sending volunteers abroad. Since August 11, 2020, we are part of the Eurodesk network.

Contact person:

Joanna Laskowska

Title of the project

Find your EUROPAth!

Start date:

May 15, 2023

End date:

June 30, 2023

Source of funding:

Eurodesk grant

Objectives:

The motivation to implement the project was the publication of a report titled: "Young Heads", which presented alarming data on the mental health of young people. In this context, we decided to use the nature of the Eurodesk network to support young people, show them the possibilities of development and finding their own path. By organizing an event addressed to young people and people working with youth, we achieved the following goals: increasing the recognition of the Eurodesk network in the local environment, using products, activities and information and promotional materials and know-how of Eurodesk Poland, celebrating and promoting the 20th anniversary of the Eurodesk network in Poland and presentation of the benefits of membership in the network, promotion of European programs, opportunities to benefit from projects co-financed by the EU. An important aspect of the project implementation was the integration of the young community and presenting them with the opportunities they have in terms of spending their free time, developing their interests and taking advantage of the offer of European projects. The project participants were local youth from secondary schools, universities and institutions working for youth and the local community. The “Find your EUROPATH” project involved organizing an event during which Eurodesk Częstochowa consultants promoted their activities/services.

Why does it correspond to the thematic category:

During the event as part of the "Find your EUROPAth!" project youth information was conveyed to participants in several creative ways. Through a modern dance show combined with dance workshops, a performance by a hip hop artist combined with freestyle creation workshops, workshops on youth mental health, as well as providing European information through a giga jenga tournament, organizing a Eurodesk chillout zone and workshops on European topics. The content of the event was conveyed using non-formal education methods. In a friendly atmosphere, young people discovered their talents, predispositions and acquired knowledge.

The impact the initiative had on young people and the local community:

The project "Find your EUROPAth!" had a significant impact on young people and the local community by: increasing the level of knowledge about young people's mental health, opportunities to develop young people's interests, as well as about European projects and the offer of the Eurodesk network.

How it ensured the visibility and promotion of Eurodesk:

We invited high schools to the project. We conducted a series of promotional meetings during which we informed about the assumptions of the project, invited students to the event and provided promotional gadgets with a QR code redirecting to the event website, the promotion took place through social media channels of Eurodesk Częstochowa and invited guests. In order to increase the reach, we sent press releases to local media. All information was also made available on the Eurodesk Polska website. We made a video of the event documenting the project, available on the Eurodesk Częstochowa website and on the YouTube channel.

How it respected the green principles:

As part of the project, we limited the amount of printed materials such as posters, leaflets, etc. Promotional materials included reflective key rings with a printed QR code that led to the project website. Moreover, the project took place outdoors. Young people sat on blankets and deckchairs. Project waste (plastic packaging, bottles) was segregated in accordance with the idea of ​​waste segregation.

The motivation to implement the project was the publication of a report titled: “Young Heads”, which presented alarming data on the mental health of young people. In this context, we decided to use the nature of the Eurodesk network to support young people, show them the possibilities of development and finding their own path. By organizing an event addressed to young people and people working with youth, we achieved the following goals: increasing the recognition of the Eurodesk network in the local environment, using products, activities and information and promotional materials and know-how of Eurodesk Poland, celebrating and promoting the 20th anniversary of the Eurodesk network in Poland and presentation of the benefits of membership in the network, promotion of European programs, opportunities to benefit from projects co-financed by the EU. An important aspect of the project implementation was the integration of the young community and presenting them with the opportunities they have in terms of spending their free time, developing their interests and taking advantage of the offer of European projects. The project participants were local youth from secondary schools, universities and institutions working for youth and the local community.
The “Find your EUROPATH” project involved organizing an event during which Eurodesk Częstochowa consultants promoted their activities/services.