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Food for Change

Food for Change

Implementation Period

01/09/2022 – 31/08/2024

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Summary of the project

The project Food for Change is a 24 monthly erasmus+ project which aims in empowering young people to rebuild a sense of community and civic engagement in the field of education, training, and youth work post-pandemic.

By using food as a medium we want to create an intercultural dialogue with youth with diverse backgrounds in terms of race, gender, and socio-economic class of topics that transcend national borders. In doing so, we aim to bring youth out of their social bubbles and online echo chambers with like-minded peers, and into new social settings to share their stories, experiences, and worldviews with
diverse groups of youth. Through our training and dialogue dinners, we want to promote tolerance, inclusion, and diversity to prevent radicalization, racism, and discrimination among youth. Thus, we hope to utilize the advantage of informal food-based methods to strengthen the involved organizations and relevant stakeholders such as educational institutions, public schools, and youth organizations’ capacity to work with youth.


  • Youth with diverse backgrounds
  • Youth at risk of social exclusion
  • Youth facilitators
  • Youth workers and professionals


  • To support the active citizenship of young people
  • To improve youth’s mental and physical wellbeing
  • To foster social inclusion of marginalized youth
  • To combat discrimination and intolerance among youth
  • To enhance quality development and innovation in youth work by utilizing food-sharing methods

Food for Change

Project Results

This work package has the overall aim of creating “recipes for conversation” and will be a compilation of national studies,
local food recipes, topic-based research of personal, societal and political issues for youth, and best practices.

During the certain work package, youth workers from partners’ countries will be trained in the implementation of Dialogue Dinners. Also, young people will be trained in a series of local Dialogue Dinners facilitated by the youth workers trained in the Food for Change training of trainers. Finally, a Change Trainer Guide will be designed, based on the observation reports gained from the previous activities.

An online platform will be created, serving as the project website, where all the project and partner information will be made easily accessible. Also, a community space will be created where other youth workers, NGOs, educators, schools, facilitators, etc. will have a forum to discuss their ideas of social inclusion and facilitate intercultural dialogue with youth, and will furthermore be able to upload their own Recipes for Conversation and observations.

The Partnership

Crossing Borders – Coordinator

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Crossing Borders (CB) is a non-profit, non-partisan civil society organisation. The vision of CB is a world in peace with itself
in which diversity is celebrated. The mission is to create dialogue space toward such a world and to build the capacity of youth, media workers and educators to realise the above vision. The overall goal is to enable people with different backgrounds to learn to live together on equal terms. Crossing Borders started as a project in 1999 in Denmark in support of meaningful dialogue between the conflict parties in the Middle East. In response to increased activities and demands for the CB concept and services, it was transformed, in 2004, into a dynamic organisation with activities in Denmark and abroad

KAINOTOMIA & SIA EE – partner, Greece

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“KAINOTOMIA” is a level two Lifelong Learning Centre (K.DI.VI.M2) in Greece, which is active in the field of Vocational Education and Training. KAINOTOMIA has implemented more than 60 continuing vocational training programmes for unemployed people, teachers of all levels of education, higher education students, employees/self-employed and vulnerable social groups, for the development of professional opportunities and their promotion and integration into the labour market and society in general, through innovative programmes. “KAINOTOMIA” provides consultancy services to enterprises and support and advisory services to trainees to facilitate their (re)entry into the labour market. “KAINOTOMIA” has participated in several national projects, offering a high degree of expertise in training in modern fields, combining them with those that are in high demand in the labour market in order to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of trainees for their integration into the labour market. Furthermore, “KAINOTOMIA” participates in co-funded national programmes called “local development and entrepreneurship projects for unemployed people based on specific local needs and development potential”.

EURO – NET – partner, Italy

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EURO-NET is a not-for-profit association (born in 1998) that is a member or associated member of 59 international networks. EURO-NET is also recognized as OFFICIAL PARTNER OF EU PARLIAMENT in 2 sectors (ON-LINE MEDIA and EVENT) has developed 77 antennas of its own in 26 different countries in Europe.
EURO-NET co-operates with many public bodies with which it has particular agreements for the diffusion of juvenile and adults’ activities and helps all juvenile organizations and any other NGOstype to develop European programs.
EURO-NET realizes training courses, workshops and exchanges, cultural, artistic, or sports activities, researches, mentoring, orientation, coaching activities, stages and internships, counseling, crisis support, and prevention actions.


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Novo Mundo (New World), was created in August 2013 has an Youth Group, and since April 2017 is legal established has an association. Our name was inspired by the courage and ambition of the Portuguese navigators to reach and discover “New Worlds to the World”.
The mission of Novo Mundo is to promote European and Active Citizenship values among young’s and adults and link them to their community, to Europe and to the World.
The main objective of our activities is to empower young’s and adults to facilitate the acquisition of new skills and competences based on non-formal education and experiential learning, creating learning opportunities that promote new dimensions of interaction in our societies where it’s possible every person to succeed in life being different and making the difference.

Asociacija “Aktyvus jaunimas” – partner, Lithuania

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Active Youth Planet (AYp) is a climate-focused team of Active Youth Association (AY) – a for-purpose organisation working with youth and communities in need in Lithuania and across borders. Its mission is to educate people about sustainability and better choices for the climate. Active Youth’s vision is to lead the change in climate-friendly behaviour and policies in Lithuania. They, also, have been actively involved in local and international (youth) projects since 2014. Up until now, the organization has successfully implemented (getting just the highest scores from the evaluators) more than 60 separate project actions on its own (and several times that as a partner). What is more, our NGO has built up a large partnership network worldwide and belongs to Lithuania’s Youth Board (LiJOT).


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The Comparative Research Network (CRN – was founded in 2007 and worked since then in the field of non-formal adult, youth and VET education and research. The CRN Network activities are divided in three vertical fields: research, education and publication. The research department aims to bring social sciences closer to society. Research fields are among others: European Borders, Civic Participation, Urban Issues, Peacebuilding and intercultural dialogue, diversity and citizens science. Among other CRN is organising the Berlin Border Seminar, performing research on the impact of the Berlin Wall and seeking ways how to strengthen participation of citizens in civic education and city development.

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