Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange. May-November, 2020Emir Shevkiev
From June till November Polish citizens and residents had the opportunity to take part in the Debate Exchange project. It was a great opportunity to participate in an exchange which is taking place in virtual space – on an online platform.
Debate Exchange –It’s not only a great possibility to break out boredom. You have also a chance to discuss important subjects with people all around the world without leaving your home. You can meet interesting people, share your point of view and improve or even get new skills such as speaking, active listening or debating abilities.
Each participants need to complete at least one cycle. Cycles consist of following parts:
– Training (Group members are agreeing on a time of training which is leading by a team leader.)
– Post-debate Dialogue session (followed discussion on debate’s matters, observations and experience)
Beside priceless knowledge and experience, participants are rewarded with EU certificates.
That’s what our participants told about their experience:
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is a great opportunity to share your ideas in a multicultural environment. You don’t need to be a perfect speaker. All you need is motivation and an open mind.
Participating in Debate Exchange first of all was a unique opportunity to step out of my “worldview bubble” as it gave me the chance to hear the opinion and follow the way of reasoning of people who were influenced by different upbringing, culture, religion etc. I found this experience enriching due to the fact that the preparation for the debate (in my case the ethicality of eating meat) simply broadened my mind. I fully recommend this online exchange”