History – Youth’s Opportunity

The main focus of the exchange was to initiate awareness among young people that through their activities and ideas can change environment in which they live and show to society the possibilities offered by history. At same time through this project young people were strengthening their competences and increasing their employment prospects. We wanted that this project changed the view of history which is only in responsibility of museums.

On project we also discussed the refugee crisis and talked with former refugees from Črnomelj who have been successfully integrated into society.

The most visible results was the story of Črnomelj, souvenir postcard and a video about the project.  We created a Facebook page and Twitter account which also served to promote good practices which we got from the project. The project manager also had the opportunity together with our partners to create a credible medium that also constituted an important reference when applying for a job.


  • Youth Center Bit – Slovenia
  • Association of Active Youths of Florina – Greece
  • Cooperativa Itaca – Italy
  • Organisation Française de la Coopération Internationale – France
  • Rabat Citta’ Victoria Local Council – Malta
  • Council for Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (sppmd) – Macedonia
  • Klub Mladih Split – Croatia

PARTICIPANTS (5 plus 1 group leader)

The age of participants were between 18 and 30.

The project took place in Črnomelj (SLO) from the 4th to the 12th of July 2016.

Participants prepared a survey regarding current state of how museum, galleries and similar institutions involve young people in their work and how the exhibitions are prepared-on classical way or are the exhibitions technically upgraded so the youngsters are more prepared to go and learn something new. The survey also showed if and in what way young people are employed in such institutions (student work, summer work, regular work) and how many people were actually regularly employed in this kind of institutions.


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