Noortevahetus Draculamaal: “Inclusion for All”

Asukoht: Campina, Rumeenia

Toimumise 15.11.2019 – 24.11.2019

Saatvaks organisatsiooniks on Avatud Ühiskond MTÜ. Koolituse eesmärk on tuua kokku noored huvilised, et arutleda teemal kuidas muuta Euroopat energiasäästlikumaks ning hoida looduskeskkonda. 

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

General information and description of the project

The Youth Exchange “Inclusion for all” is organized by „Association Together Romania” in Campina, Romania, during the period of 15.11.2019 – 24.11.2019, including 30 participants and seven team members (six participants + group leader) from 5 countries.

The aim of the project is to promote and implement a selective waste collection and management system to reduce uncontrolled landfill, raise awareness among communities and local communities about selective collection and recycling of waste and improve the capacity of stakeholders and partners to contribute to environmental protection.

The idea of this project came out during one Erasmus+ project that we have been part of, but the topic is very familiar to us. In our local community, we have been witness to several social exclusion cases based on different issues that affect mostly youngsters. Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 account for more than one-quarter of Europe’s population. They represent the largest group ever to enter the transition to adulthood. One commonality among many of these young people is exposure to an increasing number of vulnerabilities and threats. The life choices they make are inevitably subject to many social and economic constraints. Limited access to decent employment, education, health services and civic participation are all factors that prevent young people from playing a full role in their societies.

The main purpose of the project is to encourage the development of competences for 30 youngsters to promote tolerance across cultural and social groups until the end of the project.

Aims and goals of the project

The methodology will include;

  • communication-based methods (interaction, dialogue, open discussions),
  • activity-based methods (sharing experience, practice and experimentation),
  • socially-focused methods (partnerships, teamwork, networking),
  • self-directing methods (creativity, discovery, responsibility, action).

The aims are:

• To promote during the project and development in maximum 6 months after the project a better social inclusion strategy among 5 local communities involved;
• To improve access for at least 100 youth with fewer opportunities from 5 local communities involved to leisure-based, non-formal education, education, employment, health and social care;
• To highlight more clearly on the European level the impact of social exclusion to youngsters by the results of this project.

Participants profile

30 youngsters who are between 18-25 years old 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.

  • All participants have to be over 18 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: Campina (Romania)

Câmpina ( is a city in Prahova County, Romania, north of the county seat Ploiești, located on the main route between Wallachia and Transylvania. Its existence is first attested in a document of 1503. It is situated in the historical region of Muntenia. Formerly a customs point on the trade route between Transylvania and Wallachia, the town developed at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century as an oil extraction and processing center. Between 1897 and 1898, Câmpina was the site of the largest oil refinery in Europe.

Participants will be accommodated at Montana Hotel. Participants will be in rooms with 2,3 or 4 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.  No needs to bring towels or sleeping bags.  Please see here for more information: http://www.clubmontana.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, 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

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 275 euros. It is recommended to have a disposal for small expenses. There will be a participation fee of 40€ per participant. if the participant purchases his/her own tickets, 80€ if the travel documents will be bought and arranged by the sending organisation. 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:  01.11.2018

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