„Face to face: live libraries in youth education“
Project „Face to face: live libraries in youth education“ is implemented in partnership of 8 organizations from Lithuania, Czech Republic, Spain, Macedonia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland. It brings together 34 people working every day with young people in during a seminar, which will take place in Poland in March 2018.
The main motivation of our partnership is to create conditions for the development of youth workers through the acquisition of new skills and method of „living libraries“ is an excellent tool for working with youth and teaching young people tolerance, openness to others and abolishing stereotypes.
Live Libraries (calls as well Human Libraries) are relatively little known and not often used. This is a technique that allows for in-depth and convincing intercultural dialogue, overcoming stereotypes and opening up to another person – face to face. Hence we see our need to acquire knowledge and share experience under the guidance of experts. We want to make our seminar as an opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge (workshops with experts), but also practical skills – by organising an example of living library during seminar and own initiatives after seminar in local communities.
Participant`s profile required:
The seminar is open for youth leaders, project managers and voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with project management and capable of making decisions about partnership. They must have basic knowledge about Erasmus +.
From Bulgaria, in the seminar will take part 4 participants. They should be at least 18 years old and preferably less than 35, but there is no upper age limit. Be aware that this activity will be in English.
Participants are expected to be part of the full duration of the seminar.
Conference will take place in our hometown Kudowa- Zdrój – Orion Hotel. Rooms will be booked from 4th March 2018 until 11th March 2018. You will be provided with double rooms and 3 meals.
The main program will take place between 5th – 10th March 2018.
Orion Hotel is situated in the City Center of Kudowa-Zdrój, opposite the Zdrojowy Park. There is a conference room only for our usage and double rooms. Below you will find a hotel’s website link, unfortunately it isn’t translated to English or updated. http://www.orion-kudowa.pl/galeria.html
All the training will be done through the methods of non-formal education. The activities will be for example brain storming’s, plenary discussions, simulations, role plays, team building, energizers, ice breakers and many others. Non formal education we remember you that is voluntary, no hierarchical and all its methods are based on the concept of learning by doing.
What to bring with me:
- we will have an intercultural evening, so bring your national food and drink.
- bring comfortable clothes and shoes (we will walk).
- bring your national flag, magazines, postcards what will help you to introduce your country.
- bring your sending organization’s leaflets and any kind of information what you might have.
- if you bring your laptop will be easier for working.
- and your good mood. This is the most important ☺Bear in mind Internet is not good in rural areas, so probably it’s going to be slow and we will have problems with the connection.
What we expect from you to present in these nights are: local or national dances, local music, games, little sweets, drinks, pictures, etc. from your countries.
Every country will prepare a short presentation of their culture, using all kinds of methods. It’s preferred a short and FUNNY presentation, such as showing pictures and commenting it, quiz, short video (either already existing or made by you), etc. (YES – use your creativity!). For the intercultural night, we ask you to prepare in advance a brief performance (singing, your traditional music, popular dances) to present your group (typical costumes are really welcomed!).
The main idea of this presentation is: What is important for a stranger to know about my country?
Any kind of presentation is granted, better not to do a power-point presentation to avoid yawning.
The Intercultural night is the “most wanted event” on the beginning of the youth exchange. It is a sort of traditional night opened to all participant audience made up of our group leaders, youth workers, facilitators, participants to the exchange. All National groups are asked to perform briefly (10 for your NGO and country/city not more, and 10 min for traditional dances and music) in order to introduce their self. Certainly, we need your enthusiasm and energy!!
For the Intercultural evening a Swedish buffet (cold buffet) will be organized. Here every country will bring traditional food dishes. The food that will be brought must be eatable without any processing (boiling, frying, etc). The dishes must also be accompanied by a brief description (their origin and ingredients, the way they are eaten…)
100% of the participants‘ travel costs will be reimbursed within the valid budget sums calculated according to the official rules of Erasmus+ programme. If a sum exceeds the limit, the excess will be paid by the participants themselves. The reimbursement limit is 275€ per participant from Bulgaria.
Reimbursement of the travel costs will only be done after submitting all original tickets, receipt/invoices, boarding passes and later sending of the return documents and boarding passes. Save the boarding passes from your airport check in as well. Please, be aware that in case you loose any invoices or tickets we will not be able to reimburse the cost. Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice according to the official currency exchange rate of European Commission.
! Note: in case of higher travel cost, you will need to cover excess yourself.
Please note that full completion and attending to the programme is mandatory to qualify for a refund. There can be no late arrivals or early departures. If you wish to stay longer for a touristic visit, please consider that the extra days prior or after the seminar are at your own expenses as there will be little time for this during the programme.
Important: It will be send only one bank transfert per Country . The recipient of the reimbursement is the partner association, not the participants according to the funding National Agency rules. To receive reimbursement participants should attend all the planned progamme elements (before, during and after the project activities).
Project is supported by “Erasmus+” program. Accommodation, meals, program and travel cost (based on distance) are covered from grant. There is NO participation fee. However, 15 BGN will be deducted from the guarantee of 100 BGN which every participant must send prior the departure, in order to be covered the different taxes, related to the participation of each representative from Bulgaria (bank transfer fees, post expenses, difference in the exchange rates, etc.). This guarantee will be reimbursed after completing all the dissemination activities, the participant is required to conduct after returning to Bulgaria.
The travel insurance is not mandatory but it is highly reccommended. It costs 1 BGN/day and covers all the common injuries during projects up to 5000 Euro. Our organization is not covering insurance, it is individual, but we are going to support you to obtain a proper insurance for the duration of the project. For more information about the insurance, contact us.
Every participant is individually entitled to receive a Youthpass Certificate, which confirms participation and validates the non-formal learning (NFL) experience of Training course project. Validating the learning experiences of participants is important in itself and the document can be of benefit in terms of the educational or employment future of the participant. Through Youthpass the European Commission ensures the Training course activity is recognized as a non-formal learning experience.
(*For more information on Youthpass you may click on this page to check it online)
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