Noortevahetus Ungaris: “Melting Cultures”

Asukoht: Liptod, Ungari

Noortevahetuse toimumise aeg: 14.10.2019 – 21.10.2019

Saatvaks organisatsiooniks on Avatud Ühiskond MTÜ. Noortevahetuse eesmärk on tuua kokku noored huvilised vanuses 16-25, et suurendada noorte enesekindlust ja esinemisoskust läbi ühise näidendi ettevalmistamise.  Osalejate jaoks toimub ettevalmistav kohtumine Tallinnas. 

Rahvusvaheline noortevahetus on erinevatest Euroopa riikidest pärit noortegruppide omavaheline koostööprojekt, mis on välja töötatud ja ellu viidud noorte poolt ning kus tegeletakse noorte jaoks oluliste teemadega. Projekt võib kesta 5-21 päeva. Noortevahetus on hea võimalus õppida tundma teisi kultuure ja noori teistest riikidest ning tegeleda just nende teemadega, mis on noorte jaoks olulised. Noortevahetuses saavad osaleda noored vanuses 13–30 eluaastat, oluline pole noore perekonnaseis, haridustase, rahvus ega keeleoskus. Noortevahetuses osalemiseks on tähtsaim noore soov kogeda ja õppida midagi uut. Saatvaks organisatsiooniks on Avatud Ühiskond MTÜ.

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

Projekti rahastatakse Euroopa Liidu struuktuurfondi Erasmus+ programmi vahenditest.

General information and description of the project

The Youth Exchange “Melting Cultures” is organized by cultural association “Fiatalok a részvételért Egyesületa” in Liptod, Hungary, during the period of 14.10.2019 – 21.07.2019, including 35 participants and five members from each country(four participants + group leader).

The youth exchange takes place between 14’th of October til 21’th of October 2019 in Hungary, whereas you may arrive and departure two days priorly or after.

The competencies we intend to acquire participants in this mobility are not directly related to a particular field, being multidisciplinary. The methods used are based on non-formal education and will make the transition from the information received to the transmitted information, with emphasis on the process of learning and awareness of the acquired competencies.

The Association aims to work towards a better youth participation in the East-Baranya County more specifically in Pécsvárad and its surroundings. The Association based in Pécsvárad and most of their activities are also held there in the local youth center. The Association is working in close cooperation with the Federation of Children’s and Youth Municipal Council who is supporting the implementation of this youth exchange as well.

Aims and goals of the project

Our intention is to work acculturation and interculturality through traditional activities. This will be the motto for a group of young people to come together to promote their roots and to discuss and experience the value of traditions as a unifying element of peoples and cultures as well as their formative value, since this fosters the sharing, cooperation and acceptance of self and others, values that we want to see instilled in the young people who will build the future of Europe, which we want to be tolerant, equal and respectful of our heritage and culture. The young people who will participate in this exchange will have the opportunity to develop their capacity for questioning and critical reflection on the society in which they live and their origins, contributing positively to becoming enlightened, autonomous citizens aware of their role in society and cultural values that surround them.

At the same time, they will benefit from the sharing of a multicultural adventure that will open horizons so that they stop looking at Europe as an abstract concept, instead, receiving a sense of belonging in relation to a Europe of which they are part. This experience will help to break down barriers to diversity-related stereotypes, a problem accentuated by the recent crisis in migratory flows.

Melting cultures is a youth exchange that aims to provide a learning space for young people about culture, intercultural learning and cultural adaptation. During the youth exchange participants will have chance to co-create a performance that would raise attention about cultural diversity. The performance will be presented during the Girlsmarket Festival of Pécsvárad that is a traditional folklore festival.

The main aims of the project:

● Learning about culture, traditions, cultural expression.
● Provide possibility to learn how to work in teams with multitasking perspective.
● Create an performance about cultural diversity.

During the program participants will have chance to work in three working groups:

1. Performance
2. Social Media
3. Decoration and promotion

Performance working group would welcome those participants who are willing to learn about body expression, the art of moving and performance. Social media group would be responsible for creating a massive online coverage of the performance and promoting the key messages of the performance. Here you could learn about how to use different tools and programs. Decoration and promotion group would be responsible about the appearance of the performance: including clothes-costumes of performers, background, posters. Here you would learn about how to plan a process and contribute to a piece of art.

Participants profile

35 youngsters who are between 16-25 years old belonging to partner organizations, involved, interested and motivated to participate in the project. Participants are people who fit the criteria mentioned above, such as are N.E.E.T or otherwise unoccupied. In the selection phase, people presenting the unemployed profile, such as are N.E.E.T or otherwise unoccupied, will have the highest priority. In addition, in the respect of equal opportunities, gender balance will be guaranteed. Having an interest in the project’s topic is mandatory – it’s not a holiday!

  • All participants have to be over 16 years old as otherwise, they cannot participate in the project. Exceptions will be made for those who are with fewer opportunities.
  • All participants should speak and understand English.
  • Participants should be curious of discovering other cultures.
  • Participants should be interested in making follow up international projects.

The Venue: Liptod, Hungary

The youth exchange will take place in Liptód that is small village inhabiting around 200 people. Liptód its famous about its tranquillity and nature, many hiking trails starts here. Gastronomy is also important! You can buy many local products and in that you can ask assistance from the owners of the guesthouses where you will sleep and eat too. The village has just 5 streets, and one small shop. Good to know that the shop is open from 6.30AM till 10.00AM and if you need anything special you have to indicate to the owner at least a day before and then they may provide it. Community of Liptód also has a youth house (even the number of the youth does not reach a quarter of the population), and the most interesting part is that the majority of the youth has a personal key to the youth house. Liptód is not so far from Mohács (17km) nor Pécs (30km) by car, its challenging to leave the village by public transport.

You will be accommodated in the Youth Camp of Liptód (calls Jómadár Ifjúsági Szálló). This Youth Camp has 3 separate houses close to each other. There are 2 or 4 shower and toilets to be used separately for boys and girls (the number of the bathrooms depends on the size of the house). The rooms also the toilets and showers won’t be co-educated!

Every meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) will be prepared by the owners of the accommodation. All of them will be provided in the main building of the Youth Camp, where you can expect Hungarian cuisine with respect to your special dietary restrictions if you have any. During the day we will provide 2 coffee breaks with some snacks and fruits. We are kindly asking all of you to provide very concretely your dietary restrictions in order to be prepared! If you don’t do that we won’t be able to address it.

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 youth exchange the travel documents: identity card/passport.

Each national group will have the occasion to present their country, culture, customs 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/kkk

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 brief research about the project topic. Avatud Ühiskond will be able to help with that as well – we are going to have a preparatory meeting in Estonia with the whole group and the group leader has the possibility to attend the advanced preparatory meeting.

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 275 euros. It is recommended to have disposal for small expenses such as souvenirs. 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. There will be a participation fee of 40€ for the participants. Whereas possible, the participation fee shall be paid by the municipality, school or employer.

Participants will receive a  “Youthpass” certificate which describes and validates the non-formal and informal learning experience gained during the project. Youthpass is a European recognition tool for non-formal and informal learning in youth work, developed by SALTO, initially for the Youth in Action programme. Youthpass is for projects funded by Erasmus+ youth programmes and helps the participants of those projects to record their learning and skills development, which could then be used to support job applications or applications for further courses for example. The applicants will be notified 10.04.2019 the latest.

Registration deadline:  10.09.2019

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