Project dates: 6th – 13th of December 2019
Project place: Urdd Glan-llyn/ Bala, North Wales, UK
Application deadline: 7th of October 2019
ABOUT THE PROJECT
UNA Exchange together with BeDiverse is delivering a first stage training course for youth workers (anyone who works with young people aged 13-30, in a paid, voluntary, full or part-time position) to equip them with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to break beyond the constructs of culture being intrinsically linked to nationality. This will be achieved through successive implementation of the following project objectives:
– develop understanding of multitude of different cultural differences held within Europe, from international – local – small groups – individual.
– learn to recognise that nothing defines us specifically. We are made up of so many aspects of different identities. We have more in common than we think.
– break down stereotypes related to nations, aesthetics and religion by exploring our own identifying aspects and those within the areas we live and work.
– develop a deeper sense of European citizenship by moving away from the focus of nation states defining culture to recognizing that we are one Europe, even one world.
– consider creating a new type of ‘intercultural evening’ to be undertaken during E+ events.
The training course is strongly based on experiential learning (learning by doing) and non-formal education, with adequate time allocated for debriefing and reflection throughout the whole program. It will take place over one week, 6 days of training with one afternoon ‘free’. It will be an intense programme, so applicants must be available for the entire duration.
– Be youth workers, leader’s coordinators, facilitators and trainers from active NGOs or public bodies that have mission and objectives that are related to young people.
– Be open to meeting new people from different countries and spending an intense period of time together, motivated and dedicated to learn and contribute to the training course
– Be willing and ready to share the outcomes of the training course with their young people, their local region and further if possible, by undertaking certain dissemination activities
– Be at least 18 years old
– Have at least medium level of English comprehension (to be able to participate in discussion and in training activities)
ACCOMMODATION and FINANCES:
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 317 euros. Participants should travel to Manchester airport, where they will be collected by mini bus at set times and driven to the venue. This costs €43 per person and the travel budget has been modified to reflect this. Visa costs will be covered up to 400 euros (this can include travel to take your visa).
Participation fee: 30 EUR
Sending fee: 500 MKD