“A different Triangle!” is an amazing 3-year-programme of youth co-operation: exchanges, training courses, study visits and networking with partners and participants from 14 countries on 3 continents over three years. The highlights were 3 Youth Exchanges to be held in each of the three corners of the old triangle Transatlantic Slave Trade: in Brazil (2008), in Portugal (2009) and in Ghana (2010).
The e.p.a. Tri-continental Youth Co-operation project came from a great wish by young people during a pilot Euro-South-American Youth Exchange in the early 90’s in Portugal, Brazil and Colombia. They asked: “Why can’t we meet young people from West Africa, where we originally come from?”.
It was not until 2008 that funding from the Youth in Action Programme of the EU ﬁnally became available for projects also with Africa.
The partners for this ambitious Youth cooperation project are Youth groups from 14 cities on 3 continents:
Recife / Brasil
Accra / Ghana
Letterkenny / Ireland
Kingston / Jamaica
Mindelo / Cape Verde
Hamburg / Germany
Cartagena / Colombia
Málaga / Spain
Amsterdam / Netherlands
Lisbon / Portugal
St. Domingo / Dominican Republic
Liverpool / U.K.
Monrovia / Liberia
Lagos / Nigeria
Training / Seminar / Study Visit 2012 in Hamburg, Strasbourg, Genf, Brussels
Seminar 2010 in Amsterdam
Youth Exchange 2009 in Almada, Lisbon, Alcoutim
Training / Preparation Meeting 2009 in Bajos de Haina, Santo Domingo
Youth Exchange 2008 in Recife
Preparation Meeting 2008 in Liverpool