“ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP IN THE DIGITAL ERA”

Erasmus+ Training Course for Youth Workers and Leaders 15.07.-21.07.2017
Wuppertal, Germany
 
Two participants from Poland will take part in the training course on behalf of Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" (the total number of Polish participants in the project is 2).

Group size and Partners:
Target group of this project will be 32 youth workers and active members of European youth organizations coming from Germany, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, FYROM Macedonia, Poland, Lithuania, Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Spain and Slovakia.


Working Language:
Working language of the training course is English.


Particular objectives:
 To equip youth workers with necessary skills and competencies in order to address the democratic disconnect of young people
 To identify those digital mediums that motivates young people to actively participate Online
 To share effective Online tools that the participating organizations are currently being using with the intention to engage young people in democratic processes.
 To develop communication techniques interwoven with the social media society that inspires young people to be active citizens.


Profile of the Participants:
 Age above 18
 Youth workers, youth leaders, activists
 Able to work in English
 Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back, act as multipliers
 Able to attend the entire duration of the course
 Motivated to take an active part in all the stages of the training course


Costs:
Board and accommodation will be covered by the hosting organization.
The travel costs will be reimbursed for the cheapest and direct way of transport and only under the condition that the participant will take part in the WHOLE project. The travel costs will be reimbursed up to the certain amount according to Erasmus+ rules.

The Organizers require participation fee is 35 Euro (to be paid on arrival at the training course).


 

 Brief Description of the training course
     It is more than evident that nowadays, we are ushering an era of democratic disconnection. Accordingly, there is a widespread concern by EU about the declining engagement of civic life; citizens are less inclined to vote, to join political parties, to campaign for social causes, and finally to trust political processes. Young people in particular, are frequently described as alienated or apathetic. Hence, the questions have been raised owing to the declining of civic life are multiple and complex. Do the organizations of civil society motivate in a proper way the young people in order to transform them to active citizens? Do they actually use the right tools which correspond to the real and realistic conditions of the ordinary democratic systems?
Having in mind the problems and the real situation, this training will focus on providing answers to the above questions, mainly by forming an action plan whereby each of the organizations involved, will eventually be capable to activate all its members in the processes concerning democratic institutions in all possible means.
Whilst inevitably the Internet provides the ability to participate in society Online and promotes social inclusion, a special emphasis will be given to the new media society and particularly the Web, as a means of revitalizing civic life and democracy. Believing that just as the education has promoted democracy and economic growth, the Internet has the potential to benefit society as a whole, one of the main ramifications of the project will be based upon the active citizenship in the digital era. The working method will be based upon non-formal education.

Travel reimbursement will be done in 2 ways:
1) For the countries with Euro currency- reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the receipt of all travel documents including boarding passes. The tickets should be sent immediately after the activity.
2) For the countries with the non-Euro currency-reimbursement will be done on the last day of the training course in cash only for the original tickets. For the local transport on the way back only the tickets (bus, train) which can be bought online will be reimbursed.
For the reimbursement we will need all original tickets and boarding passes. Further Rules regarding the booking of the tickets and reimbursement:
-The selected participants choose flight connections and send them to us or via the partners
for confirmation. Please don’t book any tickets without our confirmation.
- Only the cheapest tickets will be reimbursed. We will not cover tickets with the deviation
from the direct route, extra unnecessary stops and layovers. We don’t cover seat reservation fees, leisure plus tickets, flexible tariff tickets, extra travel insurances, priority boarding fees.
Only 1 piece of checked-in baggage of maximum 15-23 kg will be covered.
-Only tickets purchased online will be reimbursed. We can’t cover travel agencies’ fees.
Travel agencies invoices for the flight tickets won’t be accepted for reimbursement.
- We can’t reimburse taxi or private cars, only public transport will be covered.
-You can arrive 2-3 days before the activity and depart 2-3 days after if you want to spend more time in Germany on your own, provided that the tickets on these days are not more expensive than on the official travel days.

Applying to the project via this website is reserved only for inhabitants of Poland.

 

In order to take part in the project, download please the application linked below, fill out and send to greenelephant.foundation@gmail.com.

We will inform the person chosen for participation as soon as possible.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.