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Discover the City

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Participants will work in groups, discover the city where they are hosted, learn about the local culture, interact with the local community and share the values of their project. This tool specific themes are volunteering, sports and skills.

Aims of the tool

The aims of this activity is for participants to:
Work in Groups
Interact with Local Community
Learn about Local culture, history, special features and places of the city
Share the values of the project with the local community

Description of the tool

DISCOVER THE CITY was developed and used during COLLABOR8 IN EUROMED training course hosted in Lebanon in November 2013, and part of the 8 series projects developed and implemented by the 8 series group. The main themes of the project were VOLUNTEERING, SPORTS AND SKILLS. The project was hosted in the city of JOUNIEH, LEBANON

Participants were divided into 3 groups.
Each group had people from every participating country in addition to host organization participants to help the group in moving around the city.

Each group was given a sheet of paper which explained the activity and included tasks to do and questions to answer while moving around the city. (Attached below)

Groups were encouraged to take photos and record their interaction with the local community.

Groups were given 2 hours to move around the city and perform the tasks required.

After groups came back, feedback was received from each group by the trainer and included:
Did you enjoy the activity?
Did you learn anything new?
What was the most challenging task?
What was the easiest task?
How would you describe the reaction of the local community when you appropriated them with your questions and tasks?

Later on, each group was asked to document their activity in a short movie using the photos, the short videos and the information collected during the city tour. Videos were shown to all during plenary.

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Tool overview

Discover the City

This tool is for

Participants at a Training Course, Youth Exchange and even an EVS if the EVS group is large.

and addresses

EuroMed, Group Dynamics, Voluntary Service, Intercultural Learning

It is recommended for use in:

Action 1.1 (Youth Exchanges)
Action 4.3 (Training and Networking)

Materials needed:

For Each Group: A4 Paper with tasks and questions typed. Pen. Camera. Video Camera or phone that can make nice photos and videos.

For the short movie preparation: a Laptop with a software called "Movie maker", or any similar movie making tool


Explaining the Activity and diving participants into groups: 15 Minutes
Touring the city: 2 Hours
Feedback: Half an Hour
Preparation of short movies by participants: this can be done outside workshops schedule (free time, evenings etc..)
Showing movies to all in plenary: will be decided by trainers. (Each day one movie, or all together during a special session that could have the theme of Volunteering, Active Citizenship, etc...)

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Lama Zeinoun Tabet, Ziad Kanaan, and Angela Edwards

in the context of

COLLABOR8 in EUROMED Training Course (Euromed Project Funded by the European Union)

The tool has been experimented in


The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Lama Zeinoun Tabet (on 19 March 2014)

and last modified

19 March 2014

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