“Common Roots Of The European Words”

International Training Course
“Common Roots Of The European Words”



In the 60th year since the signing of the Treaties of Rome, which gave start to the process of European integration, it is most appropriate to reread the words of the “ Manifesto di Ventotene”: “ A free and united Europe is the necessary premise to the strengthening of modern civilization”. With our “vision” (CREW – COMMON ROOTS OF EUROPEAN WORDS) we want to contribute to the preservation and revival of the European community sense. Our project involves participants who come from 12 countries; they are the “crew” of the ship that will sail many routes (cultural and linguistic routes) and finally they will arrive in the safe port of European Civilitation. Through non‐ ormal learning of the common linguistic roots, of cultural affinities, and through the promotion of diversity, we can recognize ourselves in other people; and and we can developing the feeling of a common European culture and identity. This awareness is necessary to re‐new the idea of Europe as a community of people; a community that want to break down cultural barriers and to rejects radicalism and dis‐integrating rhetoric. The project activities will encourage the idea of a society founded on the values of “ pluralism, non‐discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men” (Article 2 ‐ Treaty on European Union).

Main objectives of this project
‐ to acquire and improve skills such as: problem solving social skills; and to promote respect, equality, dialogue and tolerance.
‐ the rediscovery of common roots will strengthen the European citizenship concept of a community based on respect for fundamental human rights, as reported and protected by the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights.
‐ acquiring methods and techniques to foster intercultural approaches; they will increase their idea of respect, equality, dialogue culture through the study and the discovery of diversity;
‐ improving the knowledge of foreign languages, that Is a necessary condition to ensure common training processes interconnection which contribute to improving the relational perspectives.
‐ foster participants’ awareness about other cultures and countries, offering them the opportunity to build international networks useful for active citizenship

Main Activities
One of the strongest point of the training‐course “CREW” will be to explore the issue of Language, which is a typical pattern of “human action organization”, according to an anthropological perspective. We will put the participants in a position to analyze the basic structure of its idioms with non‐formal learning method, thereby fostering the curiosity about the person in front and the curiosity about himself, according to an intercultural connection. Especially we want to involve as well young people during non‐formal and informal outdoor activities. Reggio
Calabria, has represented the crossroads of many cultures (Greek, Latin, Norman, Angevin, Spanish, Hebrew, etc.) for centuries; even today, here we can find a cultural and linguistic minority (Ellenophone ) which has retained its own peculiarities.

Participant`s profile required:

  • Group size: 2 young people age 18-35;
  • English level ( at least Medium level speaking and writing);
  • Committed to contribute to the follow up of the project;
  • Be interested in developing competences and implement follow-up initiatives;
  • Youth worker, youth leader, youth trainer, volunteer or any young person working with youth and young people with fewer opportunities on local, regional and international level;
  • highly motivated and able to work in an international team;
  • 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.


Your accommodation will be in the center of Reggio Calabria, near the facilities where the training course will take place, close to the best places to enjoy typical dishes and close to the city’s most important sites.

accomodation`s Web Site: http://www.welcometorc.it/attico/l_attico_bb_reggio_calabria.php?l=en


Working methods:

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:

  • You need to bring personal hygiene stuff (like shampoo, gel, etc.)and your personal items
  • There is not hairdryer at location, so you should bring it if needed
  • You don’t need to bring towels for the shower
  • Shower slippers
  • Sport shoes that can be used for general outdoor activities
  • You should bring some shoes and clothes appropriate for cold mountain area
  • There will be drinking water in location
  • Any medicine you think you will need during your stay in Romania
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Your European health card
  • Please bring one laptop in your team!
  • Your positive energy  !!!!!!!!!!!
  • Boarding Passes (Original)
  • Tickets from bus, train, ferry (Original)
  • The original receipt of travel agency and the e-ticket with the amount of the travel expenses
  • Your Visa and original receipts of any related costs (if available)


Intercultural night:

We usually dedicate two nights to the intercultural evening presentation.
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…)


Travel Costs:

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.

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 Italian National Agency rules. To receive reimbursement participants should attend all the planned progamme elements (before, during and after the project activities).

Financial support:

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)

Applicants MUST:

  1. Have a vilidе ID/International passport.
  2. Possess valid European Health Card.
  3. Fill in the application form and send it to: stanimir.chukov@gmail.com – APPLICATION FORM
  4. Fill in and sign this Participant Agreement.
  5. Check the conditions your participation will be evaluated – Final evaluation form


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The deadline for applying is 04. 08. 2017