Past Opportunities

Youth Exchange in Trento, Italy- Call for 6 participants

YOUTH EXCHANGE PROJECT DRAMA - Dancing to Raise Awareness towards iMmigrAtion, 14/06-21/06

6 participants ( 5  youngsters between 18 and 25 years old & 1 group leader without age limit)

APV (Advance Plan Visit) ONLY FOR THE GROUP LEADER date: May 3rd in Trento Italy

Participants will be involved in preparing a dance performance on the theme of immigration through a training program which will last approximately 7 days.

Objectives:

  • Foster the personal growth of the participants through non-formal educational experience allowing them to develop special skills and attitudes such as: work in groups, take responsibility, develop adaptability,
  • Get in touch with different cultures, encouraging dialogue and promoting mutual understanding
  • Encourage reflection on the theme of immigration through the art form of dance. The participants involved in the project will build a show that will: 1. accompany them in the acquisition of a better awareness of themselves and their bodies, 2. address complex issues like immigration, getting involved personally to capture feelings and experiences related to this issue, making them their own, in order to be returned to the stimulate reflection and raise public awareness about this issue
  • Knowing people who work in associations that work in field of immigration at local level: they will explain the phenomenon of immigration in Italy and in Trentino,  the projects to enhance immigrants' social integration in the local community, the issues that are handled, the opportunity to meet people who have lived in first experience of
  • Raising awareness of the European Union's Erasmus + program, in particular the value of youth exchange in terms of soft skills acquired through non-formal education projects

If you are interested in participating as a group leader (no age limit), you will have to participate both in the APV (May 3rd in Trento Italy)  and the youth exchange (June 14th to June 21st in Trento Italy)

Travel costs  covered up to 270 euros.  Youth leaders will have reimbursement also for the APV tickets (actual cost, up to the same amount of the YE)

Accommodation and food costs covered by the host organisation

Please read the infopack carefully before applying!

To apply, please send the applications to projects@yeu-cyprus.org until 02/04/2017

Don’t forget to put as “subject” of your email ''Application for the YE DRAMA in Trento''

If you are applying for the position of the group leader, please mention that in  your email.

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Training Course in Yerevan, Armenia, 10-17 April 2017, Call for 1 participant

Training Course ''Conflict vs. Connection: A Practical Training for Young Peace-builders'', 10 – 17 April, 2017 Yerevan, Armenia

It will involve 36 youth workers from the European Union Member States and Neighbouring Partner Countries. The course will be focusing on diversity, conflict transformation and emphatic communication. Seeing diversity as a barrier instead of appreciating its enrichment has been playing a substantial role in both the national and international debates and politics in each of the participating countries for decades. The transformation of the conflicts starts from us: our hearts being in war or in peace, our way of communication. When we grow in peace with ourselves, we can continue to bring the transformation to our surroundings: our interpersonal relations, the way we connect and relate to our families, friends, acquaintances, strangers, communities. All these topics will be brought to attention in the TC. Getting a better understanding in how we, people, function and what gets us together and keeps us walking the same direction is crucial for youth workers and peace builders of today. This will be done by promoting non-violent approaches leading to actions on peace-building and promotion of Human Rights. Moreover, young leaders will discuss the significant role of youth participation in grass-root peace-building initiatives.

Participants' Profile

  • Youth workers aged 18-35;
  •  Fluent in English;
  • Resident of one of the participating countries
  • Available for the whole duration of the Training Course.
  • Ready to work on conflict transformation in order to confront extremism;

Accommodation and food are covered by the project!

Travel costs covered up to 275 euros

Participation fee:  There is a participation fee of 30 EUR

Please read the info-pack carefully before applying for this Training Course!

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to projects@yeu-cyprus.org until 15/03/2017

Don’t forget to put as “subject” of your email “Application for the Training Course Conflict vs. Connection''

The participants will be accommodated in Hotel Capital in Yerevan city centre. Here is the web-site of the hotel: http://capitalhotel.am/ 

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Youth Exchange in Romania

Youth Exchange in SARATA MONTEORU –BUZAU, Romania- Call for 5 participants

‘“1, 2, 3, ACTION - keywords, images and actions to promote active and healthy lifestyle “, Youth Exchange, 30/05/2017-09/06/2017

5 participants (4 & 1 group leader)

Profile of participants:

- 18-25 years old and one group leader without age limit

- 2 of the participants should be unemployed

-Good level of English

-Motivation of involvement in every stage of the project

Objectives:

-to identify the causes and effects that facilitate increasing of vices and passive lifestyle and to understand bad effects at physical, mental and social level

-to promote ways of action and intervention at physical, mental and social levels to decrease and eliminate effects of inactive and unhealthy lifestyle

-to promote sports, physical education and healthy alimentation through non-formal education, media and video creation to increase quality of life

-to increase self-confidence of youngsters with fewer opportunities and encourage their social inclusion by offering them alternative activities that sustain creativity, active participation and mobility

The activities foreseen include team building activities, cultural and study visits in surroundings and in Buzau, intercultural evenings, thematic and creative workshops, daily, midterm and final reflection-evaluations, dissemination and exploitation of results

The methodology used will be based on non- formal education and will consist of games, presentations, debates, theater, role plays and simulations, media and video creation.

Accommodation and food are provided by the host organization.

Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 170 euros

Please read the info-pack carefully before applying! If you are interested in participating, please complete the registration form and send it to: projects@yeu-cyprus.org

Don’t forget  to put as subject of your email ‘’Application for the YE 1,2,3 Action’’

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Youth Exchange in Bologna- Call for 5 participants

Play Sport: Feel Good, Youth Exchange, 23 June-1 July 2017, Municipality of Sala Bolognese, Bologna, Italy

5 participants (4 + 1 group leader)

APV (only for the group leader), 20-22 May 2017

The project was born after the realization of the need to act regarding the Sport Education in the various European communities. It is true that many youngsters are less involved in sport activities due to the teaching methodology. Apart from that, there are other factors that contribute to that, such as the lack of free time, the increasing addiction to the technology and the presence of conflict and high competition inside the sport environments. The participants of this youth exchange will define more precisely the issues concerning this topic. They will work on developing non formal methodology in order to turn sport education more inclusive, fair and equal for everyone. They will work in groups in order to find new methodologies for teaching sports and they will implement them locally.

The YE will be hosted in "Casa Largaiolli", a building property of the Municipality of Sala Bolognese, really close to Bologna.

Participant’s profile:

  • Minimum age: 18 – Maximum age: 25/ No age limit for the group leader
  • Experience in sports
  • Motivation to use the acquired methods in their work
  • Good level of English language
  • Preferable participants: young people active within their organizations and with experience in the topic of the youth exchange, young people with experiences in the field of Erasmus+ project.

If you are interested in participating as a group leader (no age limit), you will have to participate both in the APV on 20-22 May 2017 and the youth exchange on 23 June until 1 July. The travel costs are up to 270 euros for each one.

Travel costs  covered up to 270 euros

Accommodation and food costs covered by the host organization

To apply, please send the applications to projects@yeu-cyprus.org until 10 April 2017

Don’t forget to put as “subject” of your email “Application for Play sport: feel good”.

 If you are applying for the position of the group leader, please also mention that in the subject of your email.

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 Training Course in Serbia- Call for 2 Cypriot participants

"Social entrepreneurship as one of the solutions to the European refugee crises", Training Course, 18/04-26/04/2017, Serbia (Novi Sad)

The project is developed for youth workers willing to act as multipliers and further develop (social) entrepreneurship skills of youngsters in communities and support establishment of different social enterprises by, with and for immigrants, refugees and other youth with fewer opportunities.

Participants: 26 participants from 12 organizations and countries (Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, FYR Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Kosovo).

Organizer: Association “Centre for modern living competences” / Centar za savremene životne kompetencije (CSŽK)

Partner in Cyprus: Youth for Exchange and Understanding- YEU Cyprus

Specific objectives:

  • Share realities and experiences with discrimination, exclusion and marginalization of different groups (including migrants and refugees) in different European countries
  • Promote acceptance of diversity and respect of Human Rights in Europe
  • Share and inspire ideas for new creative/innovative social enterprises with/for immigrants, refugees and other marginalized groups
  • Explore social entrepreneurship concepts, stakeholders and supporters and links between social entrepreneurship and inclusion
  • Inspire and encourage youth workers to act as social change agents in their local community
  • Introduce appreciative inquiry as a way to approach the local reality and initiate new ideas

The participants should be able to communicate and work in English

Travel costs: Covered by 100% by the organizers (up to the maximum of unit cost per distance calculator).

Accommodation and food costs in the hostel are covered by the organizers

To apply, please fill in the application form on following link: https://goo.gl/forms/tjGegR9bZ5tQBGgD2

 

TRAINING COURSE IN ARMENIA

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Where: Armenia
When: 11-17 November 2016
What: Training Course "From Out of Hate, a Peace of Art"

The training course is for youth workers, activists and leaders who want to tackle hate speech, war and work towards peace. The concept of the project is to explore the role of youth work and young people in the combating of hate speech (on and offline), and the tackling of conflict and war situations that many young people find themselves being influenced by. Moreover, it will explore how youth work and working with young people can be used to promote peace and reconciliation using art as a medium.

For more information contact us at info@yeucyprus.org or +357 99573646.

TRAINING COURSE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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Where: Worcester, United Kingdom
When: 11-18 December
What: "Inter-Mediate" - Training Course

The aim of  “Inter-Mediate” – training course on intercultural social mediation’ is to equip youth workers and representatives of third sector with tools necessary for successful facilitation of conflicts arising on cultural, religious, political, or identity-related backgrounds. During 9 days of training they will have an opportunity to learn how to use mediation and negotiation – methods efficiently used in international business relations – in order to support communication process and resolve disputes arising between conflicted groups. It is already proven on an international and national business level that mediation is the most efficient tool for bringing hostile parties together and supporting them in finding common grounds and interests.

For more information contact us at info@yeucyprus.org or +357 99573646.

TRAINING COURSE IN ESTONIA

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Where: Kose-Uuemõisa, Estonia
When: 5 -13 October 2016
What: Training Course "Europe in crisis: a call for dialogue. What can youth workers contribute?"

The main goal of the Training Course "Europe in crisis: a call for dialogue. What can youth workers contribute?" is to equip youth workers with competences to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue in local and international activities, particularly focused on the European Refugee Crisis.

The project aims to equip youth workers with competences to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue in local and international activities, particularly focused on the European Refugee Crisis.

Objectives:
- to exchange knowledge between representatives from different European youth organizations about the
European Refugee Crisis: its origins and how way countries deal with it, including the public response;
- to get a thorough understanding of concepts such as stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination;
- to promote intercultural, interreligious dialogue and respect for human rights;
- to develop detailed, realistic plans to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue in local and
international projects;
- to promote the Erasmus+ programme.

 

TRAINING COURSE IN ARMENIA

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Where: Yerevan, Armenia
When: 02 - 10 October 2016
What: Partnership Building Activity "Need education to work – NetWORK"

“Need education to work (netWORK)” aims to empower youth workers in overcoming youth employment issues in their own countries. Its objectives are:

-To share the experience of youth (un)employability issues of the participating countries and exchange best practice about the topic
-To get skills on how to write competitive CV and motivation/cover letter
-To get informed about international job opportunities provided by various job finding organizations
-To promote volunteering as a connecting bridge for students

 

ΥΟUTH EXCHANGE IN ITALY

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Where: Molfetta, Italy
When: 4 - 11 September 2016
What: "The Welcome Hostel"

Within the public local event “Fiera e Festa della Madonna dei Martiri” in the city of Molfetta, groups of young Europeans will share activities and workshops about the issue of immigrants and welcoming. Many foreigners and street vendors work in this local holiday and they are hosted in a “Welcoming Hostel” with their families.

The objectives of this youth exchange are to reflect about the issue of immigrants and the work condition of the street vendors, to help the immigrants to get integrated with the local and European community through meeting different cultures, to develop new non-formal and intercultural competences and to fight against discrimination and racism.

ΥΟUTH EXCHANGE IN ROMANIA

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Where: Buzau and Monteoru, Romania
When: 24 August - 01 September 2016
What: "Follow the cycle and upcycle" - Youth Exchange

YEU Cyprus has already selected the participants who are going to take part in the "Follow the cycle and upcycle"  Youth Exchange in Romania. The aim of the project is to promote alternatives of transforming the wastes for a better sustainability of environment and a better quality of life among youngsters from Europe.

Soon after the project will end, we will share with you how the experience was through their own perspective. Don't forget to check our current opportunities page!

YOUTH EXCHANGE IN GREECE

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Where: Palaios Paneleimon village, Greece
When: 16 - 26 August 2016 (Travel dates 16 & 26)
What: Colourful Fighter for European Empowerment (COFFEE)

COFFEE is a training course for youth workers, leaders, members or volunteers in youth organizations who are willing to work with LGBTI young people. Through this TC the participants will be able to understand the problems and concerns of LGBTI young people and acquire essential knowledge about human rights and the rights of a European citizen.

 TRAINING COURSE IN THE NETHERLANDS

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During 31 July- 08 August 2016, YEU Cyprus took part in the Training Course "From new challenges to innovative contributions: using online tools to promote exchange and understanding" in Ommen, The Netherlands. The main aim of this Training Course was to empower young people/ youth workers with essential competences to promote exchange and understanding, using online tools.

Read below the testimonials of  Elena and Milena, Cypriot participants:

Elena Dimitriou

"I was given the opportunity to participate to one of the most interesting training courses I have ever been, called ‘’Using online tools to promote exchange and understanding” in Ommen, Netherlands. We explored how prejudices and stereotypes are formed, as well as how extreme nationalist groups form and act.  Inspired by the popular work of ‘’Humans Of New York’’, we had an inside in what makes a story intriguing and how to behave in an interview, as the final objective was to to interact with locals at Ommen and Amsterdam, and finally creating our ‘’Humans of Ommen’’ and ''People of Amsterdam'' photo stories. Later on, we found out how powerful the use of social media is to promote this project and diversity in general. Having the chance to take portraits of people while listening to some nice stories and views has been an amazing and very intimidating experience! "

Elena Dimitriou

Milena Azovidou

"An unforgettable and fruitful experience. Inspired by "Humans of.." we gathered our knowledge and positive attitude and created the "Humans of Ommen" and "People of Amsterdam". Guided by three amazing trainers we managed to cooperate, communicate and create bonds with the other participants which led to an amazing and inspiring result.  We lived in the city of Ommen where we took part in every day activities which enhanced our knowledge and understanding on people's differences and their own unique stories. Team building activities, group discussions and street interviews were some of the things we practised during our training course. Moreover, we acquired the knowledge about the current situation in European society, how to overcome prejudices, how to use online tools to promote exchange and understanding and many more. It was a training course that made me rich in terms of knowledge and wonderful people.

Milena Azovidou

YOUTH EXCHANGE IN SWEDEN

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Where: Växjö, Sweden
When: 18 - 25 July 2016
What: Youth Exchange "Go Out Be In III"

Trough the exchange the participants will discover new ways of exploring outdoor activities in countryside and in urban landscapes.

The main objective of this project is for the participants to get a better knowledge of outdoor activities and to better understand the differences and similarities of leisure and outdoor activities practiced by young people within different countries. During the activity week the participants will be organising and participating in games, competitions, discussions and workshops connected with the main theme and will also create new methods for outdoor activities.

 

ΥΟUTH EXCHANGE IN SPAIN

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When: 10 - 19 July 2016
Where: Puente Genil, Spain
What: Youth Exchange "Self employment, the future in your hands"

This project is a youth exchange about youth unemployment and entrepreneurship as a job alternative. The main goals are to approach young people about unemployment; to remove barriers among them to start a business; to promote understanding and cooperation between countries in order to acquire good practices for self- employment; and to encourage creativity.

YOUTH EXCHANGE IN ROMANIA

When: 11 - 20 May 2016
Where: Buzau, Romania
What: Youth Exchange "Don't Joke with Smoke"

In May 2016, five young Cypriots had the opportunity of going in Romania for a youth exchange called "Don't Joke with Smoke".

The aim of the project was to make youngsters aware on risks of drugs abuse and promote active life as alternative and drugs consumption. The objectives were connected with identification of risks of use of drugs and promotion of active life style, rise the level of knowledge about drugs consumption and bad effects, with expanding youth cooperation in a cultural diversity background.

Alexander Guest

"Somewhere in the hills of Romania, close to the capital city Bucharest, there is a small spa town called Sărata-Monteoru. That is where 45 young people from 8 different countries gathered for this workshop on handling addiction and drug use. During each day we discussed and debated the complex subjects of drug use, addiction and substance abuse. We exchanged our own experiences with drug issues, and learnt a lot about the situation in other countries. Through land art, role playing, and intense discussions we explored the issues from new perspectives. Towards the end of the project we designed posters and created videos, which were used to present our work and conclusions. The result was explosively creative. The videos were impressive and the posters were perfectly designed.

We exchanged our local food and drink with the other participants on two intercultural evenings, and the whole group became close friends, bridging across different cultures, languages and personalities. We would often stay up until morning: talking, dancing, and exploring the village on midnight walks. The whole experience was wonderful, not only because of the high quality of the training, but also because of the incredible people we met and the indelible memories we all shared."

Alexander Guest

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