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The Long Way to Europe (2017 - 2019)

After two years, we are right now finishing a project "The Long Way to Europe", in which our organization was involved as a partner. The aim was to raise awareness of young people about European Union, its history and common values. The project was inspired by the story of Zivi Miller - a Jewish street painter originally from Romania, who escaped from Auschwitz during WW2, went to Italy and spent 6 months on Cyprus as a prisoner of the British army before he managed to get to Izrael. The 4 international meetings of the project were located in the countries of Zivi's journey - in Romania, Poland, Italy and Cyprus. During each of them, the participants discussed a topic connected to the EU and organized a "street debate", during which they asked random people about their opinions, learned to confront their viewpoints, discuss and share their ideas. When the participants came home from each meeting, they organized a similar street debate in their town, which brought the impact of the project into the local level in various countries.

You can read more about the project here:

 

H.E.L.L.O. – High-Tatra Emotional Laboratory for Learning Outdoors (11th - 21st July 2019)

This training course for youth workers is organized by a Slovakian scout's group and it connects in an interesting way two topics - emotional intelligence and learning outdoors. The aim of the project is to teach the participants about emotional intelligence (EQ) and to explore tools for addressing this topic with young people. Learning outdoors provides a lot of possibilities for learning emotional competences and it is a great space for EQ tools - from various games to challenging expeditions. The training will be attended by 24 youth workers from various European countries and it will take place in the beautiful countryside of Slovakian High Tatras. The programme includes also a two-day hike, which is certainly something to look forward to.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz.

You can find more information in the infopack:

 

Stay Together in Solidarity (October 2019, Albania and December 2019, Italy)

The project is going to consist of 2 parts:

A 5 days travelling study trip in the 3rd week of October in Albania. The study trip aims to present and learn from the best experiences of ECS sending/hosting organizations from Albania and who are working with disadvantaged groups. During the study trip, we visit experience ECS organizations who are located in Tirana, Shkodra and Fieri. Each partner can send 2 participants to the study visit and send 1 person to the CMS.

A 5 days contact making seminar (CMS) in the Naples region (Italy) in the first week of December. The CMS offers open space to share best practices and new idea and methods in the field of sending/hosting of ECS and youth work. The CMS aims to build strong partnerships and cooperation, to promote developing of different Erasmus+ projects among youth organizations. We aim further to promote and encourage young people to participate as ECS, especially those from EU countries to the Balkan countries and the other way around.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

Infopack is coming soon.

 

Dance It Out (12. - 19. 7. 2019, Slovakia)

The youth exchange "Dance It Out", that will take place in July 2019 in Slovakia aims to promote healthy lifestyle amongst the participants and there are going to be many various activities and methods in order to fulfil this goal. During the project, the participants will learn the basics of Zumba well enough to be able to practice it later and use it to keep healthy and fit. The programme includes also learning about nutrition and preparation of healthy snacks. Other activities are for example role-play, storytelling and there will for sure be many occasions to meet and interact with the local people and explore the city of Košice - the programme will for sure be very diverse. In the end, the participants will think about how to promote healthy lifestyle in their communities and create concrete plans. The project will gather young people from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Turkey, Spain and Croatia, so there will for sure be a lot of space for exploring different cultures.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can learn more about the project in the infopack:

 

BREADucation (3. - 11. 5. 2019, Italy)

The training course "BREADucation" will take place from 3rd to 11th May in the Italian town of Tramonti and it will gather 20 youth workers from 9 different European countries. The central motif of the project will be pastry. It may sound a bit odd, but the trainers are going to use it to promote various topics - a healthy diet as well as entrepreneurial possibilities in the field of food production (there is also an excursion coming up). During the project, the participants are going to learn to bake their own bread and also discover traditional pastries in different countries. At the end of the project, they will think about ways to teach young people the knowledge and skills they gained during the course and they will create concrete educational activities to do so. There will also be space for making new international contacts for future cooperation and discovering the Italian culture as well as beautiful countryside.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can learn more about the project in the infopack:

 

Escape Game for YOUR Rights (6. - 15. 5. 2019, Riga)

The training course "Escape Game for YOUR Rights", which will take place in May 2019 in Riga, will be attended by 21 youth workers. The aim of the project is to raise their awareness about human rights, to learn together how to promote the topic of amongst young people. The participants will also create new tools and methods that will teach youngsters about human rights in an innovative way. Moreover, the participants will gain new contacts in youth organizations abroad and find out about ways to carry out youth work on international level.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can learn more information in the infopack:

Respect for Diversity - Everybody's Business (8. - 14. 2. 2019, Beirut)

After organizing two projects in Turkey, we decided that we are ready for - at least from a geographical point of view - a bigger challenge and we applied for a project to take place in Lebanon. Our partners were our favourite trainer Ieva and NGO Amel Association International, that provided great logistical support. The aim of the project was to explore the concept of diversity and to learn to lead young people to see it as a value and not a threat. The diversity in the project itself was very high because apart from Europeans, there were also participants from Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Morocco and Jordan, which gave us a lot of opportunities for intercultural dialogue. There were many practical parts in the programme of the seminar - we organized short games for children in a refugee camp and a living library in the centre of Amel Association. We also visited the ancient town of Byblos and a detention centre where Lebanese soldiers used to be imprisoned by the Israeli. While evaluating the project, you could hear words as "unforgettable" and "life-changing" and we do believe that our adventure in Lebanon will stay in us and will keep forming our personalities long after we return home to our everyday routines.

Here you can read a perfectly detailed article about the project written by Lada, one of the Czech participants.

If you want to learn more about the Amel Association that was hosting us in Beirut, you can check out their website.

You can see photos from the gallery HERE

Mája

 

Kulturní toulky po Praze (2.2. 2019, Praha)

On 2. 2. 2019, we (six members of our organization) organized a trip to Prague in order to educate ourselves a little bit. We went to the National Memorial on Vítkov Hill and visited exhibitions connected to the history of Czechoslovakia - we saw pictures from the fighting at National Radio in 1989, we saw the last letter of Milada Horáková and much more. The most interesting was probably information about Klement Gottwald's mausoleum and his sloppy mummification. After lunch, we went to the National Gallery for an exhibition of Salvador Dalí and competed, who understands him the least. Before we went home, we managed to have a cup of coffee/hot chocolate and talk a little (also about the programme of this year's summer camp).

Mája

You can see photos from the gallery HERE

 

"EMpathY Emotional Management - The Path for Youth" (20. - 28. 11. 2018, Rumunsko)

In November 2018, the second part of the "Empathy" project took place in Romania, this time it was a youth exchange. The young people learned to better work with their emotions and their group leaders learned to teach them these abilities. The leader of the Czech group was Nikol, who the youngsters grew to love more or less as much as me and Jája in September. The programme involved energizers, discussions, cultural evenings and a trip to the town of Sighisoara - the birth place of count Dracula. Because the Czech group was coming form different parts of the Czech Republic, they had a lot of fun getting to know other dialects.

 

You can see photos from the gallery HERE

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