During the period 29th of August to the 5th of September in Bran, Romania the youth exchange “Be safe online!” took place. Youth Empowerment Association was the partner organization representing Macedonia with Andrijana, Antoaneta , Blagoja, Ivana, Igor, Jordan, Marko, Mia, Tamara and Tifani as representatives of our organization.
In the first part of the exchange the participants got to know each other since there were 30 more participants from Bulgaria, Romania and Spain, but also found out about the numerous opportunities of the Erasmus + program. Then, they visited the Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, and the beautiful Transylvanian city of Brasov. In the next few days, participants had multiple lectures as “Think before you post” and “Digital Citizenship”, while during the afternoon, a traditional intercultural evening was held, where all national teams presented their national food, drinks, culture and traditions. Furthermore, the program was filled with discussions and workshops working on different methods how cyber violence can be prevented and where to turn to in such cases, while at the same time producing posters supporting personal rights in the online community.
The atmosphere during the whole project was filled with youthful energy, positivity and the desire to expand their knowledge and vision.