„Helping global development“
The training course will be host in Alicante during the dates 7th to 13th May2018.
The countries involved in the project are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Slovenia, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, Lithuania and Portugal
Needless to say, the world is getting smaller and smaller. Proof? Just look out the window, walk the streets of our villages, turn on the television or just open the refrigerator. We are no longer miles away from people from India, Ecuador or Angola! The fact of globalization brings us closer and is much stronger than ever. The physical distance is reduced by the rapid development of means of transportation and communication. In a matter of seconds, we can find out what is happening in Indonesia, why workers are on strike again in Poland, how many
„immigrants“ arrived on the coast of Spain in recent weeks. At the same time, however, the realities around us become more diverse and interdependent. Not only we can see, but also listen and taste: listen to the music of each one, taste the cuisine of each one, taste in the dances characteristic of distant lands, etc. In order to address the issue more professionally we chose four main areas of life in which interdependencies are most visible.
During the training course, we will have a closer look at: politics, economics, social welfare and ecology. Some of them are more obvious than the others and yet they are just as important.
• Provide space for participants to meet, exchange ideas on global development and related issues such as poverty, migration, democracy, identity, nationality, human rights, gender, sustainable development, climate change , etc.
• Give participants ideas and methodologies that they can apply with the young people they work with.
• Provide methodologies and good practices for working with young people on global issues and sharing experiences.
• Promote global thinking and include youth development issues.
•Encourage critical thinking among participants with the aim of enabling individuals to take an active role in building global civil society (ethnic, geographic, political).
• Provide space for youth workers to exchange ideas on global development and issues related to poverty, migration, democracy, identity, nationality, human rights, gender, sustainable development, climate change, etc.
• Promote the Erasmus + Program as a solid basis for joint projects
Participant`s profile required:
2 participants per each country.
Profile: Youth workers, NGO representatives working in the youth field, +18 Years old
Alicante (Spanish), or Alacant (Valencian, both official names, is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca, the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of Alacantí, in the south of the Valencian Community. It is also a historic Mediterranean port. The population of the city of Alicante proper was 334,329, estimated as of 2011, ranking as the second-largest Valencian city. Including nearby municipalities, the Alicante conurbation had 462,281 residents. The population of the metropolitan area (including Elche and satellite towns) was 771,061 as of 2013 estimates, ranking as the eighth-largest metropolitan area of Spain.
The Training Course will be held in Alicante.
In the Residence La Florida (Alicante) Avda. Orihuela, 59, 03007 Alicante,
(Individual room with toilet per person) Bed linen are provided, you need to take your own towels.
We strongly recommend participants to inform the organisers about any special needs of participants such are dietary, vegetarian or any other kind of special needs.
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
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)
- Have a vilidе ID/International passport.
- Possess valid European Health Card.
- Fill in the application form: APPLICATION FORM
- Fill in and sign this Participant Agreement.
- Check the conditions your participation will be evaluated – Final evaluation form
- For participants under 18, it is mandatory to posses a notary signed and verified permission from BOTH of the parents/legal guardians – ORIGINAL AND 2 COPIES!
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