ERASMUS + PROJECT IN TURKEY, “HEALTY LIFE FOR YOU”
“BE YOUR OWN BOSS,IGNITE YOUR STORY”
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE “YOUTH ON THE MOVE” ROMANIA, SEPTEMBER 2018
“EMPOWERING 2 EMPOWER”AN INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE IN SLOVENIA
Date of the training course is planned between (23.08.2018 – arrivals) 24.08.2018 in 28.08.2018 (29.08.2018 – departures).
“BACK TO THE FUTURE” ERASMUS+ YOUTH EXCHANGE MEETING AUGUST 2018 IN TRNVA, SLOVAKIA
Today, education systems around the world provide formal and obligatory education for 14-18 years on average. Individuals strive to improve themselves professionally in various ways during their education years, which basically equals to a third of their lifetime. Following graduation, however; they come face to face with an environment that is excluded in formal education. Many young individuals encounter scenarios where they struggle to adapt to the business world, unable know-how where to start, limited awareness about opportunuties and also with stress stemming from intense competitiveness and inability to find the right job, resulting in lack of happiness and dissatisfaction. According to Eurostat 2016 data, over 5 million people below 25 are unemployed and the intensive competitiveness causes educated youth to go for jobs in a sector different from their professional training at schools.
Due to limited employment opportunities, newly graduated individuals are inclined or even forced to make self-damaging decisions without questioning their values, priorities, expertise and professionalism. Looking at the scenario at hand, unemployment should be regarded as a social problem and not just an economic one. Therefore, it is important for young people to manage the process when they step into the business world, to analyze the compatibility of the job and sector they choose with their preferences, to equip themselves with new skills and competence, to forward their creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation skills, using technology and social media platforms, volunteering opportunties in an efficient and proper way, and gaining awareness about different self developer programs including the Erasmus+, EVS, Workaway, Erasmus Intern and other intern options, AIESEC, European funds, all of which will open new doors for them. We have worked with 6 different organizations from countries that have some of the highest rates of unemployment in Europe and these organizations are willing to work and share experiences. In light of their contributions, we intend to achieve the following goals with our project:
– To raise awareness for the youth concerning dynamics in professional life which are not included in formal education systems,
– To introduce a new perspective leading to the path of new youth opportunities.
– Technical knowledge regarding EVS, Erasmus+ and learning applying procedures and spread it out.
– To perform interactive activities on key points that young people will need when achieving their goals in shaping their future.
ERASMUS + INTERNATIONAL MEETING IN POLAND “SURVIVE OR NOT SURVIVE – THIS IS A QUESTION” 08-16.06.2018
ERASMUS PLUS EXPERIENCE “EXPLORE THE RURAL, JOIN THE ADVENTURE” 3-9 JUNE 2018 VAMA BUZAULUI, ROMANIA
Project Name: “Explore the Rural, Join the Adventure”
Description of the Project: The project is about making use of the environment and adventure education in our work with youngsters. The training program is focused on developing multiple ways of using less offering environments for creating outdoor programs for youngsters that aim at creating learning environments and experiences in the nature and developing youngsters orientation skills and love for nature, in parallel with motivating them to discover the environment around, test their physical abilities and become more active.
At the end of the training course, participants will have a deeper understanding of the principles of experiential/ adventure learning and its applicability in rural environments.
The training course will take place from 3rd to 10th of June 2018 in Vama Buzaului, Romania.
Aims and objectives: The main aim of the project is to empower participants to develop learning experiences based on the resources offered by the environment and on the principles of experiential/adventure learning.
- To offer participants different learning instruments, methods and approaches tailored for rural environment use.
- To help participants understand how principles of experiential/adventure education can be used in their work with youngsters.
- To help participants better analyze and understand the environment, so that they will be more capable of integrate it in the learning programs they develop
Target group: youth workers, trainers, facilitators working with youngsters from rural areas or deprived environments.
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE “PRO/ACTIVE YOUTH PROJECT” POIANA NEGRII, ROMANIA 24 APRIL – 4 MAY 2018
INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR: “EUROPE RELOADED” SOFIA , BULGARIA
Date: 12 (arrival day) – 19 (departure day) April
Place: Sofia, Bulgaria
Number of participants: 30 (between 18-30 years old)
The international seminar to be held in Sofia will meet the need to infrom young people how the EU works and the rights and obligations the EU citizenship brings in order to provide young people with knowledge and skills for active participation in the democratic life of the union. The political, social, economic and cultural aspects that the seminar addresses will contribute to shape a vision how to strengthen European democracy and reaffirm the concept of active European citizenship.
Panel discussions, working groups, lectures, plenary sessions, simulation games and information market will be some of the methods used to debate these issues.
The rich social program will enable the participants to explore the night life in Sofia, enjoy horse ride in Vitosha mountain and see the Rila Monastery, one of the most significant and picturesque monuments on the Balkans, part of UNESCO book of world heritage
OPEN YOUR EYE! INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE IN ROMANIA Arr. 21TH MAY 31TH MAYDep.
The project Open your EYE! (European Youth for Environment) is an youth exchange which aims to promote the new energies and aware the young people regarding their implication in environment protection.
The goals of this project are:
• enriching the knowledge of participants about new energies existing in the four countries
• development of new attitudes of participants toward environment, of identify the problems and finding possible solutions
• promoting experience exchanges and good practices within Erasmus+ programme
The project is initiated by AIDE association located in Ramnicu Valcea, Romania. The mobility will be held in the spa touristic city Calimanesti-Caciulata, situated at 25 km from Ramnicu Valcea. We chose this location because the city is located inside the National Park Cozia.
For this project the participants will make two materials (powerpoint) before the mobility, a material about the new energies from your community and one about the protected areas in your country. For the first material, the participants will have to talk with the people about the importance of new energies in the community, for the second one the participants can use internet as a source for the material.
The materials will be presented in one of mobility day followed by an open debate about the materials presented.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE “EUROPEAN CULTURES, THE DANCE AS A MEETING POINT” 30.04/06.05 2018 IN FRANCE
Youth exchange ”European Culture, the dance as a meeting point” : from Monday April 30th to Sunday May 6th 2018, 30 people from Europe will join to discover European traditionnel dances in La Vancelle (Alsace, France). Participants come from France, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Lithuania and Romania.
The project “European Cultures, the dance as a meeting point ” is a youth exchange on the theme of the dance. It aims to provide young participants skills in the field of dancing and artistic expression in general. It also aims to promote intercultural understanding between young Europeans, to raise awareness about issues of European citizenship through various activities based on methods of formal and informal training.
The youth exchange has four objectives:
1 . Acquire or enhance participants’ knowledge in the fields of music and dancing ;
2 . Discover the traditions and cultures of the countries involved in the project through traditional dances ;
3 . Strengthen the sense of belonging to a European community together in its diversity ;
4 . Improve the knowledge in foreign languages among the participants , especially the French and English languages;
‘WHY DON’T YOU GET A JOB?’ TRAINING COURSE FOR YOUTH WORKERS IN ROMANIA MARCH 2018
Thanks to this project we want to increase the support to our local youth that is not engaged anyhow on the labour market through:
1. Training youth workers from the partner organisations (about 4-5 participants/country, 5-7 countries, 2 mobilities) that will be able to support the youth they are working with in terms of getting a job (mobility 1) or establishing a company (mobility 2)
2. Creating and spreading 2 guides, 1 for opening a business and 1 for getting a job, directly targeted to youth of the partner countries (in particular) and of Europe (in general)
Project’s expected products
1 guide about entrepreneurship for young people
-translated in all the official languages of the project partners
-containing general information for all the countries
-containing specific information for each country (establishing the company, taxes, procedures, etc.)
1 guide for young people into getting a job
-translated in all the official languages of the project partners
-containing general information for all the countries
1 audio-video sum-up material
-containing all the participants’ disseminations (articles, testimonials, movies, pictures, etc.)
>1 local training event/partner
->15 young people/partner trained in terms of opening a business or getting a job
ERASMUS + YOUTH EXCHANGE „< > =” IN POLAND
The project „< > =” is related to overcoming intercultural barriers between people from national minorities and their environment. The participants of the project will be youth between 15 to 19 years old. They will come from 5 countries: Croatia, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Italy. Each group consist of 7 people (+leader). The group makes few people from minorities and few people from national majorities. The experience of multicultural confrontation of both groups will help and develop mutual understandig, openess to otherness, mutual approchement and discovery of diversity richness.
The participants in the project will bring up subjects related to their everyday lifes. They will share their problems and difficulties among each other. They will take actions aiming at attracting people’ attention to the minorities issues and ethnic discrimination by actions as happening and meeting with young people at schools.
Thanks to Armenians coming from Syria we will have the opportunity to have a look at drama of people affected by war conflict.
Project implementation will allow to sustain the participants in their everyday intercultural difficulties management. In future the project will help to integrate more and more multicultural society in Europe.
INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE “SOCIAL MEDIA 4
POSITIVE CHANGE” WISŁA,POLAND
The project will take place in Wisła from 10.04 to 18.04.The main context of our project is fact, that all of participating organizations, as well as youth workers that will participate in the training, see the urgent need to be more able to interact with young people through social media. Our organizations are active in “off line” life, but nowadays it is not enough. In order to reach young people, we need to interact with them in the environment, when they spend a lot of time – online. We believe that it might be a very useful channel to influence their attitudes and behaviours, as well as involve them in issues important in our local communities. In order to do it more successfully, each of organization will send 2 workers / active volunteers to the training “Social Media for Positive Change”.
The objectives of the training are as following:
– To equip youth workers with knowledge and practical skills regarding reaching and influencing young people through social media;
– To reflect on how to involve young peoplevia social media in actions needed and issues important in local communities;
– To provide participants with an opportunity to exchange their experience in this field, discuss their best practices and lessons learnt
from previous activities;
– To discover and explore the potential and opportunities that social media give to our organizations in our activities aim at
– To establish a network of lboth ike-minded organizations as well as individuals that are interested in using opportunities that social media gives in the field of infuelcning and engaging young people. Gained skills and knowledge will enable our youth workers to be more successful in their actvities in social media, as well as to reach and influence young people more effectively.
We will also “use” participants as multipliers – they will share gained knowledge and skills also with other workers and volunteers in our organziations – it will enable our organizations to be more successful in their activities with youth in the online sphere.
CULINARY-DIPLOMACY – “BREAKING BREADS TO WIN HEARTS AND PEACE II” 15TH – 25TH MARCH 2018 SLOVAKIA,PRESOV
Main aim of the exchange is “to promote the use of food and cuisine as an instrument to create intercultural understanding in the hopes of improving interactions and tolerance, to enjoy diversity of the nations and cultures.”
International youth exchange gathering young people with interest in gastronomy, food, diplomacy and getting to know other cultures through their cuisines.Food is a universally vital part of our lives, representing history, traditions, and culture. Each of us relies on food not only to survive, but to comfort ourselves, communicate with others, and connect us to our forebears. The power and connection of food and nationalism leads us to consider the potential of using this link as a tool of intercultural education and understanding. During the youth exchange we will work with the concept, which is here called ‘culinary diplomacy’, as the use of food and cuisine as an instrument to create cross -cultural understanding in the hope of improving interactions and cooperation. The art of meeting with young people from different countries and envoys with one’s national cuisine is as old as youth exchanges themselves (mainly through the intercultural evenings), but as a non – formal method in youth work to conduct diplomacy it is still new and relatively untested. During the exchange we will explore, however, its popular ity is spreading and there is potential for greatly expanded use in the future of intercultural education and understanding. During the exchange, we will explore this concept, we will share our cuisines and impact of the food on the cultures and history of the countries. We will have also possibility to try cooking different foods and to share it with the local people from differ ent communities. The main parts of this activity are focused on the food, gastronomy and gastrodiplomacy . Food brings people together. Throughout time, national cuisines have spread organically through migration, trade routes, and globalization.
Others have been deliberately packaged and delivered to foreign audiences — both by state and non – state actors — as a means of expressing a country’s culture and values.
This form of cultural diplomacy, whether deliberate or unintentional, has been coined “gastrodiplomacy.” Gastrodiplomacy is the practice of sharing a country’s cultural heritage through food. Countries such as South Korea, Peru, Thailand, and Malaysia have recognized the seductive qualities food can have, and are everaging this unique medium of cultural diplomacy to increase trade, economic investment, and tourism, as well as to enhance soft power. Gastrodiplomacy offers foreign publics the opportunity to engage with other cultures through food, often from a distance. This form of edible nation branding is a growing trend in public diplomacy.We want to make a good promotion to the program because we strongly believe that youth mobility is eyes-opening and that it stronger the chances f young people for better life. There will be also a very good media coverage for the festival and therefore also for the project.
YOUTH EXCHANGE WEEK “OLYMPIC SPIRIT FOR PEACEBUILDING ” IN GREECE
The ERASMUS + KA1 Project called “Olympic Spirit for Peacebuilding ” has been approved by the Greek National Agency with contract number 2017-2-EL02-KA105-00332 and will be implemented by ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL ECONOMY GROUP (E.K.O.).
The project «Olympic Spirit for Peacebuilding» («OLYMPISM») is a transnational initiative for young people aged 18-30. The participants will come from 8 different countries (Greece, Estonia, Malta, Israel, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia and Turkey). Forty nine (49) young people aged 18-30, plus their group leader will participate in the project, organized and coordinated by E.K.O in Athens Greece.
The goal of the project is to inform and sensitize young people on values linked to the Olympic spirit as a message of peace building. Sports ideals and sportsmanship will be regarded as a tool “at the service of the harmonious human development for the promotion of a peaceful society, which ensures the preservation of human dignity` as it is described in the Olympic Charter.Through the proposed program of workshops and cultural visits in Athens, on the basis of methodologies and principles of nonformal education, young people will elaborate the philosophical values of Olympic ideals and their contribution to humanism, self respect and respect to the others, equity and honorable living. They will discover how the eternal humanitarian values of Olympism can become a powerful tool for civil society to combat phenomena such as hate, violence, racial racism, xenophobia in a world peacebuilding setting. They will promote this philosophy in their respective organizations and social milieus.
When? APV Arrival day 01/03/2018 Departure day 03/03/2018 EXCHANGE: Arrival day 14/04/2018 Departure day 23/04/2018
Where? The APV will be held in Athens, in Crystal City Hotel, a centrally located hotel, next to the metro station “Metaxourghio”
“EMPLOYABILITY BOOT CAMP” KRZYŻOWA, POLAND, FEBRUARY 17 –25, 2018
Project“EmployabilityBootCamp” consists of one activity –training course for youth workers and local leaders. The training will be implemented in Krzyżowa, Poland, from 17ththto25th of February2018. 27participants of the project will come from 8 European countries (Latvia, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Poland, and Italy).
The project is designed for youth workers and members of NGOs working with young people on topics of entrepreneurship andemployability. As from our and our partners’ experience career of youth worker is usually build “naturally and by evolution fromvolunteer to project coordinator and manager”, the project is designed as a bridge between need of assistance provided by youthworkers in topics related to employability, providing them with complex knowledge and experience of the process of getting a job.
Participants in the project will come through complete employability path simulated with non-formal education methods, fromassessment of skills, through finding a suitable job offer, creating profiles in professional social media (LinkedIn) and creatingprofessional CV and covering letter, to job interview and negotiating contract and working conditions. At all stages we will learnmethods of non-formal education, which can be then used in partners’ local communities to support young people in the process ofstarting their careers. We will also learn about main EU initiatives and programmes stimulating employability of young people –Youth Guarantee and EURES.
Trainers of the project will be experienced in employability process on various scale, from small family companies to largeinternational corporations, as well as experienced youth workers and trainers with considerable experience in non-formal education,which guarantees practical aspect of the training.
ERASMUS PLUS INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE “ESCAPE FOR REALITY”
The project place is As Sinas Vilanova de Arousa
ERASMUS+ TRAINING COURSE IN CZECH REPUBLIC 6-13 FEBRUARY 2018 „LEAD THE SHIP“
Training course „LEAD THE SHIP“will bring together 30 highly motivated participants from the programme countries of Erasmus+.
We are looking forward to implement the project in the city of Olomouc in February 2018. Main objective is to develop the leadership methods and improve techniques in order to successfully lead the group of workers in non profit sphere, where motivation clearly is not driven by money or other corporate sphere success measures, but more likely by values, passion and believes. Therefore, the organisms inside associations often become pulsating and unstable. The success of leader is not measured on the common scale, but is very much influenced by adaptability towards the character and dynamics of the collective. Training aims to provide tools and competences in order to lead the collective towards mutual aims, which is the key aspect for a forming of skills and competences inside the collective. A good leader needs to know how to react in all scenarios that the group is up to face.
EXCHANGE “ART AND CULTURE FOR ADVANCING GENDER EQUALITY” IN FRANCE
Art and Culture for Advancing Gender Equality is an exchange of young people that aims to provide tools for expressing through the art of youth, the dialogue on gender equality.
When? Monday February 26 (arrival date) to Sunday March 4
2018 (departure date)
The main objective of the project is to stimulate and promote gender equality for young Europeans from 7 different countries (France, Italy, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Romania, Portugal) in an intercultural and secure environment. The exchange will be the basis for further initiatives and cooperation in the field of creative work and human rights. We would like to collect a balanced group from the point of view of the kind with interest for the cultural sector expression and active citizenship.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR CULTURE” (EU4YOU) 19 – 27/01/2018 – IN BLAGOEVGRAD, BULGARIA
The seminar will empower partnership to get to know each other, start the process of capacity building, sharing experiences. The seminar aims to activate youth workers’ knowledge on the project topic, provide with more expertise on social and cultural entrepreneurship and tools for working with youth with fewer opportunities. The main result of mobility is mobilized potential of the consortium in the field of cultural entrepreneurship and cultural management and initiated process of capacity building.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
Youth unemployment remains one of the biggest problems in EU: over 6 million young people are currently unemployed [Eurostat], all these are youths at higher risk of being socially alienated and those who face obstacles on the way to transfer their capital into social capital of Europe.
“EntreprenEUrship for CultYOUre” (EU4YOU) aims to enable environment for providing such youth with training in the field of social youth entrepreneurship with a special focus on cultural management.
The project will build capacity of youth organizations for improving access to the labour market of their direct target groups. The main aim of the project thus is to foster employability of young people through providing them with training on cultural management that will let them acquire capacities to respond to the needs of today’s rapidly evolving cultural field and apply it to the societal problems that classic government policies fail to respond efficiently.
“EU4YOU” will create environment and tools on cultural management education that will allow fostering entrepreneurial skills and mindsets of those young people who tend to be even more excluded from the labor market or can’t fully explore own potential due to their inner orientation to creativity and arts instead of more demanded labor market fields that provide employment opportunities.
The project is not focused on involving youth with fewer opportunities in mobility activities: the idea is to engage the youth workers who are able to maximize the dissemination potential to the bigger groups of youth with fewer opportunities within the activities held on local level. Thus, the young people with fewer opportunities will be involved in workshops organized by the youth workers in their home countries and dissemination activities planned within the project lifetime.
EXPECTED IMPACT OF THE PROJECT The youth workers participating in mobility activities will enhance their knowledge on social and cultural entrepreneurship, social innovation and learn how to use strategically creative arts for bridging the “Three C” of current-state society – culture, community and commerce. The youth workers will then act as multipliers bringing the knowledge to their local community and contributing to the toolkit content creation. The youth participating in local workshops will gain crucial transversal skills and learn how to apply the principles of project management to their creative ideas in practice, critical thinking and ability to approach societal problems in a multi-disciplinary way extensively using own creativity potential.