Project place: Trstenik, Serbia
Project dates: 1st – 10th September 2017
Application deadline: 2nd July 2017
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This youth exchange is part of the Balkans Myth Busters project, supported by Erasmus+ program and includes series of international youth events. In November 2016, a seminar on national myths and youth work took place in Tavankut (Serbia), while in March 2017, there was another youth exchange in Velika Hoča (Kosovo).
The youth workers and activists who gained knowledge on the seminar conducted the program later on the Youth exchange, in a Serbian enclave in Kosovo- Velika Hoča. The participants of the YE were exploring how the identities were created and how does national myths influence the history, media and education. They have collected stories from the local community, which you can read here: https://gaiakosovo.wordpress.com/2017/03/18/balkan-myth-busters-youth-exchange-in-velika-hoca-the-first-days/
…and here: https://gaiakosovo.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/balkan-myth-busters-getting-active/
…and if you want to have more, here is the video they’ve made: https://gaiakosovo.wordpress.com/balkan-myth-busters/
After the YE in Kosovo in March, where the participants deconstructed of some of the national myths that influence our present, in Trstenik, we are moving towards the future! The participant will be creating future myths from present stories and will be encouraged to use music, drawing, comics, video, photography and storytelling, so their creations can be spread among our networks and future youth activities.
During this youth exchange the participants will:
Reflect on their personal identities and the outcomes of the previous exchange
Go deeper into the role and influence of the myths onto their identities- through culture, art, media
Participants will use backcasting as a method
Creating future myths from the past (stories, comics, photography, videos)
Uploading the created contents to the blog of the project- Mything point https://mythingpoint.wordpress.com/
Visiting religious monuments and medieval sites near Trstenik and exploring the tradition of the place
Visiting natural and cultural heritage near Trstenik
Taking part in adventures organized in the local adrenalin park
Enjoy local food, products, customs and tradition
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS:
- above 18 years old
- be interested in topics and willing to get prepared before the youth exchange
- be willing to live sustainably and in an international community surrounded by nature and hills for 10 days
- be ready for active participation and contribution
- has enough good knowledge of English
- willing to share their experience with CID
ACCOMMODATION and FINANCES:
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs will be covered up to 180 EUR. The travel costs will be reimbursed according to E+ rules. It will happen upon collecting all tickets and invoices, calculating all costs.
*NOTE: Internet will not be available, except for urgent, so if you are supposed to write your thesis or
cannot survive without Facebook, please do not consider applying.
Participation fee: NONE
Sending fee: 500 MKD