"I NEE[T] ART"

Erasmus+ Youth Workers Training Course

1-7 April 2019 Larnaca, Cyprus

Budget:

  • Sending fee (80,00 Polish zl) charged by the Green Elephant Foundation for statutory expenditures accordingly to the Rules (Regulamin Mobilności PL).

  • Hosting organization Citizens in Power charges participation fee 40 euro/person.

Food, accommodation and local travel costs (only during the activity program) will be covered 100% by the grant from local National Agency of Erasmus+. 

Travel costs reimbursement maximum limit for Polish participants is 275 euro.

WORKING LANGUAGE

English

 

Eligible Participants from Poland: 2 participants chosen by Cypriot and Polish partners. No age limit. First, Polish partner choose 4 candidates and later Cypriot partner choose 2 participants out of them who are:

  • Youth workers with strong interest on the topic and they are willing to share what they will learn in their respective organizations especially through a local workshop.

  • Young people interested at the objectives of this project and they are willing to share what they will learn in their respective organizations especially through a local workshop.

Fill out the application form and send it back to our email address for further recruitment procedure.

SAFETY AND INSURANCE

      Travel and accident insurance is a responsibility of the participants. You shall obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EKUZ) in your city. it's free and gives you access to medical care of the host country. You are also advised to buy a regular travel and/ or accident insurance during your travel and your whole stay.

The venue of the training course is Hotel Cactus in Larnaca (6-8 Tyrimou Street), near McKenzy area, very close to the airport of Larnaca.

This international training course "I NEE[T] ART" (2018-3-CY02-KA105-001374) will be hosted by Citizens in Power, in Larnaca 1 - 7 April 2019 in cooperation with partner organizations from 14 countries. Each of the above organizations will be represented by 2 participants.

Project Summary:

     As the majority of recent scientific studies related with NEET population have proven, risk factors associated with NEET status are always interwoven with indications of low self confidence and selfesteem (Dorsett and Lucchino, 2014, Public Health England, 2014), as a result of various problematic socioeconomic and domestic conditions, structures and barriers (Genda, 2007, UCL Institute of Health Equity, 2012).
Besides, from our personal experience in the years of working with vulnerable youngsters, we have also come to the conclusion that the problem of NEET constitutes the consequence of different situational barriers, medical issues and social and economic distresses, which eventually lead to social exclusion, poverty and tendency to delinquent acts, as a result of the cultivation of a series of negative feelings and thoughts which bring undesirable effects in the formation of individuals’ selfconfidence and self-esteem. It is also proven that NEET youth show higher rates of mental health and addictions (MHA) problems (Baggio et al., 2015; Fergusson et al., 2014).
Taking into consideration that when it comes to NEET population, the parameter of low self-esteem functions in multiple levels, as at the same time it constitutes both the reason for becoming NEET, but also the effect of becoming NEET, this particular
work aims at the enhancement of the basic pillars of self-empowerment of NEET population through alternative methods, primarily interwoven
with Performing Arts. Specifically, the project ‘I NEE[T] ART’ is addressed to staff, youth workers, social workers and educators who specialize on the didactic methods of the notions of selfempowerment and self-esteem, with the aim those to be endowed with innovative tools and modernized methods of operating towards their target groups, thus achieving an increased ability in addressing the needs of NEET population.
The following outcomes will be accomplished through the conduction of specially designed workshops, that could be divided into three different categories: (i) Contact Improvisation Based Workshops; (ii) Dance and Movement Therapy oriented Workshops, and; (iii) Storytelling and Theatre Improvisation-based workshops.
In other words, individuals who belong to NEET population will use methods that derive from performing arts, in order to emphasize on their self-empowerment, whilst in parallel realizing and experiencing the notions of discipline, courage, teamwork, self-esteem, passion and confidence.

‘I NEE[T] ART’ project will be hosted in Larnaca, Cyprus by C.I.P. Citizens In Power from 1st to 7th of April 2019, in cooperation with partner organizations from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain, which will be represented by two participants each.

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.