“Europe sings together” 02.05.2017–11.05.2017, Ruše and Maribor / Slovenia

“Europe sings together“ – EST is a youth exchange within the ERASMUS+ programme, taking place in Ruše and Maribor, Slovenia, Image result for ruse sloveniabetween the 2nd and 11th of May 2017. Forty-eight young people from Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Poland, Romania, Italy, Lithuania and Slovenia will participate at the programme. In nine days they will prepare a vocal act to be performed at the Leon Štukelj square in Maribor on the 9th of May, the international Europe Day. Participants from all eight countries will perform the European Anthem together.
Following the departure the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland the EU is split into several areas, divided particularly by countries’ policies towards migrants and refugees, their development of new financial politics, their stance on the free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, as well as other areas of disagreement. However, the basic idea of the “Schuman Declaration” (1950), which is considered the fundamental instrument for the development of the EU, has remained unchanged: Europe should be a continent of peace, prosperity, human rights, solidarity and democracy.

The task of the EST project is therefore drawing attention to those
problems which divide Europe, as well as the common denominators
connecting it. The workshops within the project will address
the contents of the fight against stereotypes and prejudice, exclusion and hate speech, which has caused the rise of radical political parties in the EU over the past few years, undermining the fundamental principles of the Union. At the same time, we will Image result for ruse sloveniaorganize workshops that will highlight and draw attention to the things that bind the European nations, like culture and music.
The aim of our project is for our participants to develop greater
intercultural awareness, learn the tools needed to promote intercultural dialogue in their communities (and music is certainly one of them), and by that help strengthen the common European values such as respect for diversity, equality, solidarity, openness, understanding and freedom. Part of the aim is also to teach the youth tools for combating stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, xenophobia, hate speech and hate-motivated violence.
With the help of non-formal learning methods, such as workshops,
discussions, simulation games, public campaigns (e.g. performance
of the European anthem) and vocal lessons where the participants
will learn the “Ode to Joy” and songs originating from the Image result for ruse sloveniaparticipating countries, we will arm the youth with the knowledge and skills they can use in their local environments. They will learn how to take steps to reduce these negative social phenomena and create a positive atmosphere, which will connect and not separate the European nations, and which will be based on a policy of respect for “equality in diversity “

PARTICIPANTS:

  • 6 Cypriots(5 people aged 18-30 plus a leader no age limit)
  • 170 euro travel reimbursement each
  • accomodation and food: fully covered by the programme
  • preferably those who like to sing   and have an ear for singing

Applications until 25/02/2017

Find your balance through Parkour 19-29/04/2017 Ioannina, Greece


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The TC “Find your balance through Parkour” will be implemented in Greece. The purpose is to get people aware of the topic. This project is a work of active organizations that believe the future is on Youth activity and health. We decide to unite these expert organizations and make this project, in order to promote a common educational program of Parkour using video as a tool, but firstly – what is Parkour?
Parkour is a method of physical training that develops one’s ability to overcome obstacles (both physical and mental). It involves movement that helps, if one is in an emergency situation. The underpinning concept of this philosophy is the altruism and the use of strength, of longevity, of self-improvement and of self-understanding. The skills of Parkour don’t apply to an urban environment only, they can be utilized anywhere, in a forest, in a desert, on a mountain etc. It is not just the way you move that makes you a practitioner of Parkour, but the movement combined with theImage result for vitsa zagoria philosophy that defines Parkour.
In this TC, 24 people will participate from different countries, which practice Parkour professionally and they are members of Parkour Federation. We are going to prepare good and useful education materials about the origin and history of Parkour. All participants should be motivated, experienced and ready for work.
Objectives:
 To create educational platform with a common educational material for different countries, these material will be video recorded;
 To collect methods and ways of Parkour education from different countries;
 To develop new skills in Parkour;
 To collect information about prevention accidents in Parkour;
 To exchange skills, knowledge and technical competences of Parkour education, from different countries;
 To create a practical tool, like a video guide, that will be developed by the participants during the project. This will help Youth to promote the healthy life-style of Parkour.Image result for vitsa zagoria
 To tell more about Parkour as a tool of mental and physical development;
 To help future Parkourers to use correct way of education.
 To teach the young people the basic tools in videography, how to work with the materials and how to prepare education materials;
 To share and create professional social campaigns strategies about healthy life-style using tools and knowledge about video making etc.

Participant’s profile
Participants should be 18 years old and over.
The TC will involve people who are strongly interested to get new skills and knowledge and who are ready to share their own Image result for vitsa zagoriaexperience and create together, with the trainers and the group, new methodologies and tools of strong promotion in social and sport area and in personal development. To let participants to feel the whole picture, i.e. to see the different level of power and the need of sport, healthy life style at local, national and international level.Image result for parkour wallpaper iphone
Practical arrangements
Place of the project – Vitsa (municipality Zagoriou)
Host organization will rent a house where participants can work and exercise on their outdoor activities. It will be closed to the area with special equipment for Parkour. You will stay in rooms for 2-3 persons.

Looking for: 3 Cypriot  participants no age limit (gender balance),

All costs (accommodation, food, programme,  insurance) covered by organizers.

Reimbursement for travelling: Cyprus – 275 euro.

Applications until 26/02/2017

17-25/04/2017 Volunteering – journey to success, Naples, Italy

AIM:
The overall aim of the exchange is promoting volunteering as a tool for combating youth unemployment trough gaining various skills and experience which will help youngsters to develop themselves in the labor market
OBJECTIVES:
-give learning platform for participants and especially those with fewer opportunities to learn about
the situation of youth unemployment in different countries and ways to combat it
-to promote volunteering as a tool to gain valuable skills and competences and easily find a job
-to show participants the importance of gaining soft skills to boost their employability
-to promote Erasmus+ and EVS as a way to gexperience, skills and knowledge In long-term perspective we envisages to boost the personal and professional development of the participants by informing them about mobility programs, EVS, volunteering benefits and ways to combat youth unemployment.
TARGET GROUP:
The main target group of the is young people with fewer opportunities-unemployed youngsters as well as ones coming from rural areas; young people from NEET category, less-skilled youth. .
DATES:
17 April – 25 April 2017
Venue:
You will be accomodated in hotel Hotel Palma, which is located in the very center of Castellammare di Stabia.

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE:
-Young people between ( 17-30 years old) with no age limit for the leader
– Young people motivated to participate and contribute for fulfilling the aims of the project
– If possible ( unemployed youngsters as well as ones coming from rural areas; young people from
NEET category, less-skilled youth)

Practical details:

Looking for: 6 youth (age 18-30) participants + 1 leader (no age limit) for the Cypriot (gender balance),

All costs (accommodation, food, programme,  insurance) covered by organizers.

Reimbursement for travelling: Cyprus – 170 euro.

Applications until 17/02/2017