Current Opportunities


FOOD FOR THOUGHT, TRAININGS COURSE FOR MULTIPLIERS,19-27.05.2022 Serbia

19-27.05.2022 Magnet House, Dositeja Obradovica 34, Veliki Gaj (Serbia)

Our daily consumer choices affect not only our own lives and well-being, as well as the people and the world around us. In many countries the market for ethically and sustainably produced food products has grown, and the same issues have gained greater visibility for example in the clothing industry. Not all people, however, are equally involved in these developments.

The aim of this project is to promote well-being and active citizenship and make the participants challenge stereotypes and norms about gender and class so that they are empowered to live their lives in a fuller and more free way, have greater respect for other ways of life, and make more informed consumer choices.


The objectives of the project are:

  • To give an introduction to the social construction of gender and how class and gender
    intersect.
  • To give an introduction to sustainable food production and consumption and its societal
    benefits.
  • To give an introduction to how gender and class affect consumption.
  • To initiate a change in attitudes towards consumption as it relates to gender, class and
    sustainability.
  • To develop life skills, including cooking and sharing responsibilities among members of
    a household (short-term or longterm) with particular attention given to gender norms
    and class differences as they apply to divisions of labour.
  • To promote healthy living by promoting a plant-based diet among young people.
  • To introduce young people coming from disadvantaged background with the tools and
    technics on how to apply lessons learned in their daily lives.

Participants Profile:

  • youth workers
  • trainers
  • educators
  • project managers
  • young people active in youth work in their organizations
  • fluent in English

We are looking for 2 participants from Cyprus 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please take the time to read the info-pack carefully!

And submit your application with this form!

For help or other information's contact: projects@yeu-cyprus.org


PEACE AT WAR, ERASMUS + YOUTH EXCHANGE, 24.05 - 01.06.2022 Lithuania

Summary:

Conflicts shatter lives and stunts development. And at the heart of many violent conflicts lie
issues of inequality, injustice and exclusion. Conflicts have multiple drivers, operate as
systems, are often local and do not stop at state borders. Responses require the influence,
resources and commitment of different people and institutions, at different times. And young
people, as members of a dynamic group in society, play a crucial role in positively
transforming conflict situations and in building the foundations of democratic and peaceful
societies.


Peacebuilding activities address the root causes or potential causes of violence and stabilize
society politically and socioeconomically. Thus, successfully create an environment
supportive of self-sustaining, durable peace; reconcile opponents; prevent conflict from
restarting; integrate civil society, and address underlying structural and societal issues. That
is why partner organisations are putting their voices together to start this youth exchange to:

  1. Build bridges between participating countries and promote values and behaviors of
    understanding and coexisting necessary to re-establish a culture of peace;
  2. Facilitate theatre and role-play activities as well as mediation sessions to help participants
    find ways to prevent conflict and accept differences;
  3. Facilitate conversations about peace and integration;
  4. Provide young people with the opportunity to engage in constructive, peace-building
    activities.

Requirements:

  • 18-30 years old
  • full COVID-19 vaccination
  • interested to familiarize themselves with the concepts of peace-building and conflict prevention
  • motivated to communicate and share their experience with others.

We are looking for 6 participants + 1 group leader from Cyprus (without age restriction)

If you are interested in this opportunity, please take the time to read the info-pack carefully!

And submit your application with this form!

For help or other information's contact: projects@yeu-cyprus.org


METHODS AGAINST WAR - INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ANTIMILITARIST EDUCATION AND PROTEST, 01.06 - 06.06.2022 Kosovo

No war anywhere! More than ever, we need to stand up against the atrocities, the reality and the threat of warfare, nuclear weapons, arms industries and military conscription. We need to stand in solidarity with those who are directly affected by the violence resulting from them. And we need to become many more who are dedicated to peace, disarmament and diplomacy!

Let’s exchange and develop methods for antimilitarism! This seminar works like a „tool fair“. This means
that most of the seminar will be a methods exchange: Participants bring methods for education and
protest that they use in their antimilitarist activism and introduce them to the rest of the group. We then
reflect on each method and try to find ways how we can use them in our work with volunteers and
young people, be it in street protests, school workshops, trainings or volunteering camps.

Participants:

  • Participants should be antimilitarist activists, educators, trainers, youth workers,
    staff or active volunteers in the participating organizations (residents in Cyprus or Cypriots abroad)
  • be over 18 years old or older
  • be able to work in English
  • be interested in the the topics of the seminar and have a strong motivation to act as a multiplier
  • able to attend for the full duration of the seminar

If you are interested in this opportunity, please read the infopack the very carefully!

And submit your application with this form!

For help or other information's contact: projects@yeu-cyprus.orginfo@yeucyprus


MANAGING DIVERSITY FOR MORE INCLUSIVE YOUTH WORK IN EUROPE, NETHERLANDS/ARMENIA

"Managing Diversity for More Inclusive Youth Work in Europe" aims to support 30 youth workers, educators and youth trainers across Europe in the development of their diversity management skills and in learning how to implement a culture of diversity in their working environments by increasing diversity-oriented awareness in their work with young people.

The project is born out of our concern that many young people in Europe lack opportunities and spaces to get involved and express themselves. Being different from mainstream societies, many are being excluded and marginalized.

Participants:

The Long Term Training Course is intended for youth workers, youth trainers, and educators who are ready to work on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and anti-discrimination in order to activate the potential of diversity in training and work with young people at national and the European levels.

The project consists of 3 stages:

  • Training Course in Ommen, the Netherlands (June 10-17, 2022)
  • Local Activities in all the Participating Countries
  • Seminar in Armenia (October, 2022 - dates yet to be confirmed)

We are looking for 2 participants from Cyprus for the trainings course!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please take the time to read the info-pack carefully!

And submit your application with this form!

For help or other information's contact: projects@yeu-cyprus.org


1000LAYERS: YOUTH FOR CREATIVE IDENTITIES || ONLINE DEBATES + YOUTH EXCHANGE IN BARCELONA, 13.06 - 18.06.2022

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION:
The main goal of the blended mobility is to engage, connect and empower young people through the Creative Identities Method. Rooftop Theatre & YEU Cyprus are joining forces to recruit 6 participants that live in Cyprus aged 16-30 + 2 youth workers without age limit to participate in the Online Debates and the Youth Exchange that will take place in Barcelona.

It is mandatory for potential participants to participate both in Online debates and the youth exchange in Barcelona.

Online Debates will take place: 16h-18h CET
 MAY 18TH
 MAY 25TH
 JUNE 1ST

  • Debate 1: In media influence and online interactions
  • Debate 2: In the community 
  • Debate 3: In the presence of extremism 

    ** More information regarding the content will be shared with the selected participants

    The ONLINE CONTENT of the training is composed of three facilitated debates by expert partner staff on how exploring identities can provide young people with tools to fight single-story narratives and victimhood identity constructions in different contexts.

Youth Exchange in Barcelona | 13-18 of JUNE 2022

'1000 Layers ' Training OBJECTIVES :

  • Engage participants in a guided, critical and honest exploration if their identity within a safe space
  • Promote the ownership of shared values, equality, social inclusion, diversity and non-discrimination among participants, giving them tools to fight segregation and racism in their own contexts
  • Enhance participant’s critical thinking and media literacy to counter manipulation, propaganda and misinformation
  • Promote participants’ intercultural competences, knowledge and acceptance of diversity and tolerance in society
  • Fight against radicalization and violence among youth by providing alternatives to identity constructions based on single-story and victimhood narratives
  • Foster youth leadership 
  • Develop the Creative Identities Manifesto
  • Provide young people tools to get involved and promote social inclusion in their communities through art-based methods

We expect to create and promote an inclusive and diverse vision of European identity, fighting single-story and victimhood narratives within identity constructions among young people.

The Creative Identity Manifesto, created by young project participants, will promote this vision and will be broadly disseminated.

To Apply click herehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDOEP3Up3bm12AC4jZsOAbRoyB13eJpKTEEkwkPUEAjKynhQ/viewform


OUT OF CLASSROOM, TRAININGS COURSE

WLADYSLAWOWO, POLAND

Dates: 15 - 23 June 2022

Project: Out Of Classroom is an Erasmus+ training course for youth workers (KA1) focusing on rediscovering the principles and methods of non-formal education that can be used while working with young people at risk of exclusion. Non-formal education is an extremely popular concept nowadays - many NGOs advertise their projects as based on participants' active involvement. Despite this, many of the youth workers organizing this kind of activities do not have a proper theoretical basis and understanding of what non-formal education should really entail. Through this training course, we would like to go back to basics and have an in-depth reflection on the concept, discovering what it really means and learning how to design, monitor, and evaluate effective out-of-school projects for youngsters at risk.

Project Objectives:

  • Exploring the concept of non-formal education and deconstructing the misconceptions around it
  • Reflecting upon the role of facilitators in the projects addressed to young people at risk and sensitizing them to the specific educational needs of those target groups
  • Sharing tools and methodologies and learning how to analyze them critically and adjust them to the specific local context
  • Creating a tool-kit on non-formal education for activists working with youth at risk
  • Building a sustainable network of partner organizations devoted to working internationally

Participants Profile:

  • actively involved in the work of an NGO (preferably as a staff member)
  • experienced in working with youth at risk
  • open to new methodologies and willing to learn
  • committed to organize dissemination events and provide quality project visibility
  • being able to communicate freely in English (both speaking and writing)
  • being a legal resident in one of the participating countries (Belarus, Cyprus,
  • Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Spain, Ukraine)

We are looking for 2 participants from Cyprus.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please read the infopack carefully!

To apply, complete the form.


PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID KIT, SLOVENIA

The aim of the project is to address the now overwhelming mental health problems in youth.
We would like to expand the knowledge and competencies of youth workers regarding mental health in general, and more specifically the mental health of youth. With our project we wish to empower youth workers in the field of mental health, for them to feel more confident and prepared to deal with mental health issues while working with youth.

The project is composed of two activities (it is expected that the same participants will attend
both trainings). At the first exchange, participants will gain new knowledge on the topic of mental
health etc. which will then be put into practice in the meantime. During the second exchange,
participants will share the experience that they gained, they will deepen the knowledge and
competences. There will be further discussion on practical activities and relevant publications
will be prepared.

First training:
● The training will take part from the 16.06 - 22.06.2022 in Slovenia
● Duration 7 days (includes arrival and departure days)
● ca. 2 participants from each organization
● Content of the training:
● Training for youth workers on the topic of mental health, especially regarding
youth,
● training on how to address mental health while working with youth (to raise
awareness, carry out trainings, etc.),

Period between the trainings:
● Participants will carry out a small project/event/campaign that will address the topics of
the first training,
● participants will evaluate the said small project/event/campaign and think about possible
improvements and effects.

Second training:
● The training will take part in 18.09 - 24.09.2022 in Slovenia
● Duration 7 days (includes arrival and departure days)
● ca. 2 participants from each organization
● Content of the training:
○ Exchange of practices of the participants and their organizations, how did they
implement the knowledge that they gained during the first part of the exchange
program, what was the main value/effect of the activities that they carried out and
where did they notice the most room for improvement

If you are interested in this opportunity, please take the time to read the info-pack carefully!

And submit your application with this form!

For help or other information's contact: projects@yeu-cyprus.org


"CLIMATE FOR CHANGE" - YOUTH EXCHANGE, 11.07 - 19.07.2022, Italy

The climatic environmental situation over the years is getting worse and worse. In many European countries, especially in the Mediterranean area, there are more and more climate dysfunctions.

The strategies we propose in this project to limit these problems are: the promotion of new methodologies and activities to the leaders of educational institutions, the empowerment of new and
old generations on the issue and the introduction of practical and engaging public activities to be proposed to young people.

During the exchange, participants will apply themselves in non-formal education activities so that such innovative strategies emerge as the goal of the project. These will then be transmitted to the school through a meeting between the participating youth and school leaders.

Participants:

  • aged 18 - 25
  • strongly committed in the topic
  • willing to compare themselves with other young people
  • be able to act as a multiplier in their local communities
  • fluent in English

We are looking for 4 participants + 1 group leader from Cyprus (without age restriction)

The teamleader needs to take part in the preparatory visit at the 20 of June.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please take the time to read the info-pack carefully!

And submit your application with this form!

For help or other information's contact: projects@yeu-cyprus.org


INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY RE-SOLVE IN CYPRUS

Re-solve has a goal of creating a common space to reflect on visible and invisible borders between communities, which divide societies mentally and/or geographically in Europe. These borders come with several issues one being, the indifference to encountering the other or becoming radicalized, which can be reduced by intercommunal work. Intercultural dialogue and communication will be approached through an environmental theme and the thematic area of multi communal societies and division. Participants will take part in a series of workshops and educational sessions over a period of 6 days. The methodology will be based on non-formal education and experiential learning.

Organization

YEU Cyprus stands for Youth for Exchange and Understanding Cyprus and it is a nonpolitical, non governmental organization (NGO) based in Nicosia, Cyprus. Since 1995, the aim of YEU is to foster closer co-operation and better understanding among youngsters through the exchange of experiences and ideas. It is one of the biggest youth organizations in Cyprus numbering more than 1000 members and is considered one of the most active organizations of the island, realizing several activities both on an international and local level

Accommodation

Participants will be accommodated in Cyprus Environmental Studies Center by Terra Cypria in Kritou Terra.

Location: Kritou Terra, Cyprus

Activity period: 01.08 - 07.08.2022

Travel tickets covered will be covered to the maximum traveling budget which is set by the project (see Infopack).

Participants profile: We are looking for 3 participants from each country (Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia ,Armenia, Ukraine, Italy, Lithuania), aged between 18 and 35 years old.

How to apply? Fill the form (fill in the form before 02.07.2022.)

For more information read the Infopack or contact us by email: info@yeucyprus.org, by telephone: 99573646.


YOUTH EXCHANGE ECO-TOGETHER, 01.09 - 07.09.2022 CYPRUS


Project description

We have chosen a topic which has no borders, environmental sustainability, with a focus on the 4R's: reduce, reuse, recycle and recover. Youth will work together to gain knowledge on the effects of leading a non-sustainable lifestyle. Participants will share how they deal with sustainability in their home countries through the added benefit of being part of an intercultural environment. Intercultural dialogue and communication will be approached through an environmental theme and the thematic area of multi-communal societies and division.

Organization

YEU Cyprus stands for Youth for Exchange and Understanding Cyprus and it is a nonpolitical, non governmental organization (NGO) based in Nicosia, Cyprus. Since 1995, the aim of YEU is to foster closer co-operation and better understanding among youngsters through the exchange of experiences and ideas. It is one of the biggest youth organizations in Cyprus numbering more than 1000 members and is considered one of the most active organizations of the island, realizing several activities both on an international and local level

Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated in Camping site of Dymes.

Location: Dymes, Cyprus

Activity period: From 1.9.2022 To 7.9.2022

Travel tickets will be covered.

Participants profile: We are looking for young people, aged 18-30 years old and good English skills, who are willing to share ideas and viewpoints on the topic of nationalism and division of countries.

How to apply? Fill the form.

For more information read the Infopack or contact us by email: info@yeucyprus.org, by telephone: 99573646.

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Preparatory visit (only for leaders)


Project description

Through the PV the young people in charge of the project and YEU Cyprus will have the opportunity to further discuss and decide with the leaders of the groups on the final working methods, the timetable, activities that the YE will have. The specific objectives of this meeting will be to prepare the leaders for the YE, to set the course and tone of the project, exchange NFE activities and good practices in regards to our topic, create cohesion and team spirit between leaders. Furthermore, we will ensure a reinforced preparation that will take place before the YE. Specifically, through this meeting we will ensure that the aims and objectives of this project are clear to everyone, evaluation and reporting process will be decided upon, discussion on the participants profiles and their needs will be done, a division of tasks amongst the leaders and their responsibilities will be assigned, any activities or tasks we would like to take place before the YE will be planned, and the final activities and timetable of the Youth Exchange will be concluded.

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

Activity period: From 7.7.2022 To 8.7.2022

Travel tickets will be covered.

Participants profile: leader needs to be between the age of 20-40, an active youth worker or youth activist that is affiliated with our partner organizations.

How to apply? Fill the form.

For more information read the Infopack or contact us by email: info@yeucyprus.org, by telephone: 99573646.

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