Koolitus: “Active Citizenship”

Asukoht: Targoviste, Rumeenia

Toimumise 20.08.2018 – 29.8.2018

Saatvaks organisatsiooniks on Avatud Ühiskond MTÜ. Koolituse eesmärk on tuua kokku üliõpilased, noored, vabatahtlikud, õpetajad, õppejõud, koolitajad, õpipoisid, noorsootöötajad, ja haridustöötajad, et arutada ühiselt ühiskondlikkust aktiivsusest Euroopa kontekstis. Osaleja peab olema vähemalt 18 aastane ning vanuse ülempiir puudub.

Noorsootöötajate õpiränne on üheks programmi Euroopa Noored kandvaks ja arendavaks jõuks, sest selle kaudu juhitakse noorsootöö kvaliteeti. See toimub peamiselt läbi rahvusvahelise kogemustevahetuse ning noorsootöötajate täiendkoolituse, aga ka rahvusvaheliste võrgustike ja partnerlussuhete arengu toetamise. Noorsootöötajate õpirände kaudu edendatakse väga erinevaid tegevusvorme – alates diskussioonidest Euroopa noorsoopoliitika päevakorralistel teemadel ja lõpetades konkreetsete projektide teostuseks vajalike partnerlussuhete arendamisega.

Noorsootöötajate osalus õpirändes panustab samuti organisatsiooni tegevussuutlikkuse arengusse.

Aastal 2018 pööratakse Erasmus+ programmis erilist tähelepanu noorsootöötajate pädevuste arendamisele ja meetodite jagamisele, mis aitavad edasi anda meie ühiskonna põhiväärtusi ja ära hoida noorte radikaliseerumist.

Projekti töökeel on inglise keel ning sellest lähtuvalt on projektiga seonduv informatsioon ning registreerimine lisatud vastavalt. Korduma kippuvate küsimustega on võimalik tutvuda siin. Kõikide küsimustega võib meie poole pöörduda eesti keeles: info@uhiskond.ee

General information and description of the project

The training course “Active Citizenship” is organized by „Be You Association” in Targoviste, Romania, during the period of 20.08.2018 – 29.8.2018, including 32 participants and three team members from 8 countries (Romania, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Portugal and Slovakkia.)

The democratic future of a nation is an invaluable asset, and the involvement of young people in society is essential for the good functioning and continuity of democracy. Sociological research demonstrates that the largest segments of society with the greatest capacity for change are the young people. It depends on us, the adults, youth workers and educators the extent to which the young generation will be prepared to assume the responsibility of active participation in society.

Unfortunately, global statistics reveal the low interest of young people in democratic life, in knowledge of state institutions, citizens’ rights and freedoms, active participation and responsibility within the community. These things happen due to social inequity, poor governance in some, the social and economic crises, the huge differences between social classes, especially in Eastern countries. Young people have lost confidence and motivation to change something, only a few of them believe that the future of society stand in their hands and act to change something. The purpose of the Active Citizenship training course is to pay attention to this phenomenon, to mobilize youth workers to find solutions to raise awareness about the importance of democratic life for young people to find methods to stimulate active participation and show the consequences of indifference and non-involvement in civic life.

Aims and goals of the project

  1. To increase the level of knowledge about youth participation, and civic life;
  2. To increase the level of knowledge about lobby and advocacy in the topic of active citizenship;
  3.  To strengthen the abilities of youth workers to choose, adapt and implement new non-formal education methods for motivate and encourage youth participation to civic life;
  4. To create space for youth workers to conceive and develop project drafts on the topic of youth participation and civic life;
  5. To develop cooperation between participating organizations by sharing experience on local, national and international youth policies;
  6. To foster professional and persoanl development of youth workers.

Participants profile

32 youth leaders and youth workers (4 participants per each partner organization) older than 18 years old (no age limit) belonging to partner organizations, involved, interested and motivated to participate in the project. Participants are people who develop activities in the area of active citizenship and youth participation to democratic life who want to deepen their knowledge about active citizenship, youth participation, democracy and human rights.

Participants will come from Romania, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Portugal and Slovak Republic.

  • All participants have to be over 18 years old as otherwise they cannot participate in the project.
  • There should be a gender balance;
  • All participants should speak and understand English.
  • Participants should already be involved in youth work or have the motivation to get involved.
  • Participants should be interested in making follow up international projects.
  • It would be helpful if the participants are directly working with youngsters with fewer opportunities, meaning youngsters with geographical obstacles (from remote rural areas, islands, less serviced areas…), economic obstacles and social obstacles.

The Venue: Târgoviște (Romania)

Târgoviște is a city in Romania, and the county seat of the Dâmbovița County. It is situated on the right bank of the Ialomiţa River. At the 2011 census Târgoviște had a population of 79,610, making it the 26th largest city in Romania. One of the most important cities in the history of Wallachia, it was its capital between the early 15th century and the 16th century.

Targoviste City is 80 km distance from Bucharest (1h45 minutes – 2h by train). To reach Targoviste you have to take the plane to Bucharest. From the airport, you can reach Bucharest North Train Station by bus and from there take the train to Targoviste.

Participants will be accommodate at Valahia Hotel which is situated in the middle of the city. Participants will be in rooms with 2,3 beds. Mixed nationalities of the same gender will share rooms. Each room is equipped with: Digital TV, Internet connection – Wi-fi, own bathroom (bathtub+ toilet) + towels. You can take a look at the Valahia Hotel from their website: https://www.hotelvalahia.ro/

Responsibilities

Each participant should have valid health insurance (for example European Health Card) and travel insurance during the whole participation in the project. Also, participants must have during the training course travel documents: identity card/passport.

Each national group will have the occasion to present their country, culture, customes and traditions to all participants. You can bring food, drinks, songs and other traditional things specific to your country. More information you can read from our website where the process of preparing the intercultural evening is described: http://erasmus.uhiskond.ee

Participants must prepare a presentation of the sending organization which will be presented during the workshop Networking. So bring with you material about your organization (brochures, flyers, etc.). Avatud Ühiskond MTÜ will assist you with that. For the project, each national group should prepare a brief research about the situation of youth participation in democratic life at a national and European level in own country. Also, each national group will have a day to lead the energizers. Avatud Ühiskond will be able to help with that as well!

Relevant information:

The Erasmus + Programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse 100% of the travel costs for the participants – up to 360 euros. It is recommended to have a disposal for small expenses. There will be a participation fee of 40€ per participant. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. Please fill in this form to apply and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch: info@uhiskond.ee

Participants will receive a  “Youthpass” certificate which describes and validates the non-formal and informal learning experience gained during the project, to be attached to the CV.

Registration deadline:  20.07.2018

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