SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED!
How to deepen the perception of Europe through international youth work.
Erasmus+ Youth workers mobility project (Training Course) by Intermundia a.s.b.l. (Belgium) in partnership with Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" (Poland).
Summary of the project
The aims of inter-national youth encounters are often defined as providing young people the opportunity to get to know to other countries, societies and cultures. This way the participant will be given the chance to learn about the “other”, but also more about himself/herself. Yet the concept of intercultural learning too much applies to the idea of one existing national culture, not considering the plurality and diversity of each country.
Therefore the seminar not only aims to discuss the impact of migration, modernization and globalization on today’s societies but also wants to provide space for debating strategies of how to integrate those developments into the methods of international youth education.
Furthermore international youth education should not only focus on creating solidarity and mutual understanding among youngsters from different nations but also should open the eyes of the youngsters for the diversity and plurality existing within their own country, realizing also the discrimination and social exclusion, that different members of their own countries societies are facing. Therefore international youth education should supply a platform for youngsters from different backgrounds to find out more about cultural diversity, to create a general sensibility, awareness and understanding among the people.
Main topics will be:
1. International youth education in an immigration society
2. Critical Analysis of existing concepts of culture
3. Plural societies
4. How can international youth organizations contribute to socially integration?
5. Origin and impact of Stereotypes, prejudices and how to apply to them in a more dimensional pedagogical approach
6. Diversity Pedagogies
7. Anti-discrimination education
Representatives of youth organizations that focus on international youth education (international youth exchanges, workcamps, volunteer-services etc.), youth workers and youth volunteers.
One participant from Poland will take part in the training course in Brussels on behalf of Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" (the total number of Polish participants in the project is 2).
Dates of the event (training course): 22-28 August 2016 (22 August arrival day – 28 August departure day).
Type: Erasmus+ Programme – KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals (youth workers).
Participants: 1 on behalf of Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" from Poland (18+ year old) -> 30 participants in total.
Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom.
Lodging: You will be hosted in the youth hostel “Waterman” in Molenbeek-Saint Jean, one of the more characteristic neighbours of Brussels, in shared rooms each one with private toilet with hot shower. All facilities are provided except washing machine. Sleeping bags and towels are required.
Food: There will be the catering service for the lunch and dinner. The breakfast will be self-prepared.
The seminar takes place in 22-28 August 2016, in Brussels. Food and lodging are covered by the organizers. Financial support is from the Bureau International Jeunesse.
The following financial conditions apply:
The day of arrival is Monday 22nd all day. The day of departure is Sunday August 28th, all day.
The international travel costs are covered according to the rules of Erasmus+ YiA KA1 distance calculator. The maximum for each country is as following (per participant):
Distance Band 0 - 99 km € 0 Belgium
Distance Band 100 - 499 km € 180 United Kingdom
Distance Band 500 - 1999 km € 275 Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain.
Distance Band 2000 -2999 km € 360 Cyprus, Iceland
To see the fares you may consult the EC calculator (only indicative).
The organizers (Intermundia) will refund all the partners after the end of the project, as soon as they receive all the tickets and air boarding passes A/R in original and as soon as they receive the first instalment from the Belgian National Agency. The bank transfer will be done to the bank account of the sending organization that afterwards will forward them to the participants’ bank account. The price includes the tickets return (flight + train + bus) second class travels. The taxi cannot be refunded and the amount specified in the “travel cost for every country” is the 100% and it will be refunded as standard rule of the Erasmus + Programme.
Board, lodging, local transports, all materials and the content of the seminar are fully covered.
Participants are in charge of arranging their own insurance for their travel and staying in Belgium. Please note EU citizens have right European Health Insurance Card which cover hospitalization costs all over Europe.
The travel costs will be covered by Intermundia within the limit above indicated and after receiving the original travel tickets.
Applying to the project via this website is reserved only for inhabitants of Poland.
In order to learn more about possibilites of your participation in the project, please contact the project coordinator:
In order to take part in the project, fill out the application below (Polish ver.). 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.