TRAINING COURSE IN 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.
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TRAINING COURSE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
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.
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TRAINING COURSE IN ESTONIA
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.
- 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
- to promote the Erasmus+ programme.
TRAINING COURSE IN ARMENIA
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
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
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
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
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:
"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! "
"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.
YOUTH EXCHANGE IN SWEDEN
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
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.
"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."
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