„Step Into Success”
28.11 – 02.12.2017
Lesko , Poland
” Step into success ” is our common project which consists of 3 phases:
– seminar, which will take place in Bieszczady mountains from 28.11 until 02.12.2017
– dissemination of the results and summary of the project.
Project will take place between 28.11 and 02.12.2017 in beautiful area of Bieszczady mountains . will take part in the event. The project will be attended by 24 leaders/trainers, youth workers from Poland , Lithuania, Italy, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia (FYROM), Latvia, Turkey, and Greece We have planned many activities that we are going to realize using methods of non-formal education and using English for communication (integration games, themed activities, discussions, evaluations, city game, national and regional evenings, meetings with local community etc.). The project will be an opportunity for us to gain valuable experience, knowledge, new friendships and attitudes, that will have a positive influence on our future. Goal of the project is to exchange experience between the leaders, youth workers, trainers, in order to increase the knowledge about entrepreneurship among young people. We want to create strong partnerships in order to implement joint initiatives in the future. The working methods will be based on the principles of non-formal education. These will be: the discussion, integration games, work in working groups, meetings with experts, presentations, daily evaluation sessions. Project will result in higher quality of the activities carried out with young people to promote entrepreneurship as well as an expert publication for the young workers. Our long term benefit after seminar will be to create new initiatives based on the stable and solid partnership in the topic of entrepreneurship among young people.
Participant`s profile required:
- youth workers
- youth leaders
- age limit 22 – 30
- previous experiences in youth work,
- field of non-formal education
- Very good level of English
- ability to take part in all project stages: in preparation activities, TC itself and in follow up activities in their organizations/communities+;
- strong interest in creativity, creative writing, intercultural learning and dialogue, fighting discrimination;
- Previous experiences in the area of creative writing not required. Newcomers in the field of creative
writing will be welcome.
- Participants will have the possibility to present their cultures and their traditions, during informal moments as well as Intercultural night activity;
- Some priority will be given to youth belonging from minority groups or facing economic difficulties, coming from rural areas or with other disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as participants from Tryavna or the region.
Finding a suitable accommodation proved to be a challenging task, but in the end we were quite fortunate to come across a nice quiet place which is about 10-minutes-drive from the train station in Lesko Pensjonat Gawra is located in the village of Łączki and it offers exactly what we need to get as much as possible from your stay. Neighboured with river San and surrounded by local natural beauty, you will be staying in a single-sex rooms shared with two or three other people. Food will be conveniently enough provided in the restaurant on the ground floor. Most of the activities are planned for the main workshop room, but if the weather allows for it, we will be happy to spend as much time as possible outside. Traditionally, international evenings will involve goodies from your own countries, so make sure you ask us to store them for you in the fridge. We don’t want to miss a thing 🙂
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:
- As for the weather, the autumn should be coming to an end and occasional showers may occur. The average temperature between November and December is around 10 degrees. Celsius. Make sure you dress appropriately. Swimming costume may come handy, too as there is a small Aquapark in Lesko
- There might occur short trips around the place to show you around, so a pair of comfortable shoes will be a good choice.
- Please make sure all the participants in your group have been insured.
- As this is a seminar is focused on entrepreneurship, it is necessary that all participants have or had sth to do with it.
- International evenings will offer the chance to present your country. We would appreciate samples of your local cuisine and something typical for your country
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 deductuted from the travel costs or paid to the sending organisation from each participant, 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.). In case the organisation is covering the tickets, each participant must transfer a guarantee of 100 BGN, to the organisation`s public bank accont to ensure his/her`s participation and if he/she cancels his/her`s participation, the sum will be used to cover the change of the name for the flight ticket, which has been bought already.
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 and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org – APPLICATION FORM
- Fill in and sign this Participant Agreement.
- Check the conditions your participation will be evaluated – Final evaluation form
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